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Xbox Series X & S pre-orders gone in 14 minutes

Crippled retail websites and frustrated customers muddy Australian launch.

Crippled retail websites and frustrated customers have dogged Xbox Series X & S preorders in Australia.

EB Games announced on Twitter that it had sold out of its launch allocation in 14 minutes.

SOURCE: Twitter

Irate customers are flooding EB Games AUstralia’s Twitter with angry comments as expected.

EB Games has indicated a small, post-launch number of consoles will be available for pre-order at midday.

JB HiFi has also suspended its preorders due to “overwhelming demand.”

“Don’t worry, as soon as we have more visibility on stock availability we will re-open pre-orders.”

SOURCE: JB HiFi website

Similar messages faced disappointed PlayStation fans who were caught off-guard by the haphazard timing of PS5 pre-orders released last week.

Microsoft timed its pre-orders to 8am this morning to avoid similar issues, but ultimately people are always going to miss out.

It has taken just minutes for scalpers to offer Xbox pre-orders on eBay for as much as $1,500.

SOURCE: ebay

We’ll try keep you posted as pre-orders come online.

More to come.

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