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