Xbox Series X pre-orders are sold out in Australia, but Telstra still has some

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Xbox Series X pre-orders in Australia sold out extremely quickly on Tuesday, which means you had to be super lucky to secure one. While some retailers are taking pre-orders for shipping in 2021, that's a long time to wait if you're a dyed in the wool early adopter. If you simply must have it this year, there are a couple of options: you could pay through the nose for a scalper's pre-order on Ebay (don't do that) or if you're already a Telstra customer, you could sign up for the telco's Xbox All Access subscription service.

It's also not a bad option if you can't afford to lay down AU$749 in one go. There's no up front fees, so if you happen to be a Telstra post-paid mobile or broadband user, you can get an Xbox Series X for AU$46 a month across 24 months, with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundled in. If you'd prefer the Xbox Series S, that's AU$33 a month (again, across 24 months).

Pre-order Xbox Series X via Xbox All Access right now

Pre-order Xbox Series X via Xbox All Access right now

Australians can get an Xbox Series X at launch for AU$46 per month or an Xbox Series S for  AU$33 per month on a 24-month plan via Xbox All Access, with no upfront payments. Once the 24-month period is up, the console is yours outright, but do note that you'll need to be a Telstra post-paid mobile or broadband customer to sign up.

Shaun Prescott
Australian Editor, Games Group

Shaun is the Australian editor and news writer for our sister site, PC Gamer, but he occasionally dabbles on GamesRadar too. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.