FIFA 21 for XBox Series X pre-order: the new console is now available to buy – here's how you can play the latest FIFA on it

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XBox Series X pre-orders have begun ahead of its November 10 release – and if you pre-order FIFA 21 for the current XBox One today, you can upgrade it to the Series X version as soon as you have your new console – for free.

Pre-ordering FIFA 21 for XBox One ahead of its own October 9 release means you could be playing the latest FIFA on a next-gen console as soon as the Series X comes out. It also has backwards compatibility, meaning you can play any of your current XBox One games on it.

Wednesday, September 23 update: While every retailer sold out on the first day, pre-orders begin today at 10am on Box.co.uk (opens in new tab). Good luck!

Getting your hands on the XBox Series X can be difficult at the moment, with low stock, queues and unpredictable pre-order pages. The Series X is retailing at around £449, while the Series S – a smaller, digital-only console – is selling for around £249.

Here, we've rounded up the best places to pre-order both the new XBox and FIFA 21, so you can just relax and wait for them to arrive.

Stock may come in and out at a number of retailers, so we've tried to provide as many as possible to give you the best chance.

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XBox Series X and FIFA 21 pre-order quick links

XBox Series X and S UK pre-orders:

  • Microsoft (opens in new tab): pre-order for £249 / £449
  • Very (opens in new tab): pre-order for £249 / £449 
  • Argos (opens in new tab): pre-order for £249 / £449
  • Amazon (opens in new tab): pre-order for £249 / £449
  • Currys (opens in new tab): pre-order for £249 / £449
  • John Lewis (opens in new tab): pre-order for £249 / £449
  • AO (opens in new tab): pre-order for £249 / £449
  • GAME (opens in new tab): pre-order for £249 / £449
  • Smyths Toys (opens in new tab): pre-order for £249 / £449
  • Tesco (opens in new tab): pre-order for £249 / £449
  • Simply Games (opens in new tab): pre-order for £249 / £449
  • Shopto (opens in new tab): pre-order for £249 / £449

FIFA 21 XBox pre-orders:

  • Amazon (opens in new tab): pre-orders live now
  • Currys (opens in new tab): pre-orders live now
  • Argos (opens in new tab): pre-orders live now
  • Very (opens in new tab): pre-orders live now

For all the best deals on pre-ordering FIFA 21 for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, check out our FIFA 21 pre-order page here

The new XBox is available in two versions: the main XBox Series X console with all the trimmings will set you back £449, while the digital-only Series S version is a comparatively peanuts £249.

The cheaper digital console will only play digitally downloaded games – so make sure you don't purchase a physical copy of FIFA 21 on disc if you plan on buying the lighter hardware.

XBox Series X pre-orders in the UK round-up

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S:  £249 / £449 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: £249 / £449 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Amazon will have rolling stock – so if it seems sold out when you first look, it could be worth checking back later. It's likely to have one of the biggest stocks of any retailer, so this a link worth bookmarking.

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S:  £249 / £449 at Microsoft (opens in new tab)

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: £249 / £449 at Microsoft (opens in new tab)

Getting your pre-order direct from the Microsoft source is a good idea – and although it quickly sold out in Australia, we'd expect them to replenish stock sharpish, so it's another one to keep an eye on if hope seems lost.

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S:  £249 / £449 at Currys PC World (opens in new tab)

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: £249 / £449 at Currys PC World (opens in new tab)

Pre-orders haven't begun at Currys' online store yet, with only in-store pre-orders beginning at 10am. We'd expect that to change soon, and ss such a big tech retailer, they are expected to have a large amount of stock available when pre-orders start.

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S:  £249 / £449 at Very (opens in new tab)

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: £249 / £449 at Very (opens in new tab)

Very was the most reliable stockist for PS5 on pre-order day – but stock still ran out quickly. Check here for the latest availability, but be fast about it.

£249 / £449 at Game (opens in new tab)

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: £249 / £449 at Game (opens in new tab)

Game is a reliable stockist for new consoles – but with the popularity of the XBox, the site has been difficult to get on so far. If you get through, make sure you're ready to buy.

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