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7 Xbox One & PS4 Games You’ll Definitely Want to Pre-order

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Before either company even announced their respective consoles, users had long fought over whether the PS4 or the Xbox One would be better. They also fought over whether Microsoft or Sony had the raw materials to create a more streamlined experience for gamers and entertainment lovers. Microsoft users pointed to the Xbox 360’s entertainment features as evidence that users would want it because it offered the entirely family a more balanced experience, whether they played video games or not. Sony fans argued that users didn’t need any features other than those that enabled more in-depth game play.

Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4 are finally available on store shelves. Users can try them out in stores and look at their complete list of launch features to decide which console fits their entertainment style.

Of course, whether Xbox One or PS4 fans were right remains unclear. However, it is clear that we haven’t reached the point where living consoles aren’t judged by the contents of their game libraries. Luckily for gamers on both sides, both have more than enough games to choose from in the next year.

To that end, here are 7 Xbox One & PS4 Games to pre-order in 2014.

 

Watch Dogs for Xbox One and PS4

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Yes, Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs was originally intended to be a launch title for both consoles.  That being said, developers taking more time to polish off this action adventure game that features electronic device hacking, weapons and a decent conspiracy storyline… that isn’t exactly a bad thing. Expect Watch Dogs to finally arrive sometime in the second quarter of 2014.

Diablo 3 for PS4

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Diablo 3 is already available on the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. However, the multiplayer slashing game  sold over 3.5 million copies in 2012 – the best sales of any game that year. It makes it into the pre-order category because it’s only scheduled to head to the PS4 in the New Year. As such, users who’ve yet to experience it should look forward to its arrival.

Titanfall for Xbox One

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More couldn’t be riding on the success of Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall. Not only is it Respawn’s first title, it’s the first title its creators have made since they left Activision’s Call of Duty franchise. It’s also the first of the Xbox One’s high profile titles to arrive. Both Microsoft and Sony are hoping that exclusive titles can convince users to purchase their respective consoles. Titanfall lets users battle giant robots, or they can hop from buildings and take out enemies on foot while controlling their robot remotely. Look for Titanfall to arrive on March 13th.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros for Xbox One and PS4

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Big Boss is back in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros and users are charged with creating and maintaining their own motherbases to hold off enemies. Users won’t even need their console controller to man these bases. Instead, they’ll be able to control their motherbase with their smartphone and both console’s respective mobile apps.  Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros is scheduled for release on March 18th in North America.

Tom Clancy’s The Division for Xbox One and PS4

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Gaming doesn’t get any simpler than in The Division. After being hit by an unknown plague, users take control of an officer from the Strategic Homeland Division and dive deeper into what caused the disaster. Meanwhile, they’re also tasked with taking on friends and enemies in what’s left on New York City. A final launch date for The Division isn’t known, however the title is rumored for a holiday 2014 release.

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There are still a lot of questions about Destiny, the upcoming first-person shooter/action game that will pit users up against an unknown force to prevent the extinction of human life. Users are granted powers by the Traveler, a spherical object that gives them the abilities they need to defend Earth’s remaining population. With developer Bungie integrating online multiplayer and the studios proven shooter-creation skills with Halo, users will definitely want to pick up the title when it arrives on September 9th.

The Crew for Xbox One and PS4

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Players of The Crew will battle for racing supremacy in a single player campaign, and a multiplayer system that’s always changing and adapting. So big is the game’s world that reports have indicated users can expect it to take 90 minutes to drive from opposite ends of the game’s world. The Crew is expected to launch sometime in the third quarter of 2014.

 

 

 

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  1. Dylan Wetzel

    01/18/2014 at 10:47 am

    What about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt?

  2. Nico07

    02/06/2014 at 1:18 pm

    Great article, hoping for a release date on Diablo 3 Ultimate that falls sometime in Q1 or Q2 this year.

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How to Pre-Order the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

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This is how to pre-order the new Xbox in 2020. Pre-orders started on September 22nd and continue right now, though it can be hard to find one. If you are still looking, this is how you pre-order the Xbox Series X or Series S. Just make sure you don’t buy the wrong Xbox.

Here are our Xbox Series X pre-order tips and tricks, what you need to know about problems, and how to find the Xbox Series X in stock.

The Xbox Series X is $499 and the Xbox Series S is $299. You can pre-order these at Microsoft, GameStop, Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and other retailers. If you buy from Microsoft you can even get a payment plan as low as $24.99 a month.

The Xbox Series X release date is November 10th, and it is the same for both models. Here is how to pre-order if you want a new Xbox this fall. These links work for both models.

Read: Should I Pre-Order the Xbox Series S?

Here is a look at where you can pre-order the Xbox Series X and Series S. The pre-orders are open, but some retailers are no longer accepting them until more stock is released.

Microsoft Xbox Series X Pre-Order Details

How to pre-order the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Head over to Microsoft to see if you can place a Xbox Series X and Series S pre-order. You can also check out information about the consoles and you can learn more about the payment plan options through Xbox All Access.

Amazon Xbox Series X Pre-Order Details

Xbox Series X
  • Introducing Xbox Series X, the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever. Play thousands of titles from four generations of consoles-all games look and play best on Xbox Series X.
  • Experience next-gen speed and performance with the Xbox velocity architecture, powered by a custom SSD and integrated software.
  • Play thousands of games from four generations of Xbox with Backward compatibility, including optimized titles at launch.
  • Download and play over 100 high-quality games, including all new Xbox Game Studios titles like Halo Infinite the day they release, with Xbox Game Pass ultimate (membership sold separately).
  • Xbox Smart delivery ensures you play the best available version of your game no matter which Console you're playing on.

Amazon offers a landing page for the Xbox Series X, and you can sign up for an email when they are in stock.

GameStop Xbox Series X Pre-Order Details

GameStop offers a landing page where you can check out the various consoles and bundles.

Best Buy Xbox Series X Pre-Order Details

The Best Buy Xbox Series X  and Series S pre-order page lets you see if either model is available to pe-order.

Read: Should I Pre-Order the Xbox Series X?

Target Xbox Series X Pre-Order Details

The Target landing page to pre-order the Xbox Series X and Series S lets you click and see both consoles as well as accessories.

Walmart Xbox Series X Pre-Order Details

You can sign up for notifications when the Xbox Series X and Series S are in stock at Walmart and then quickly jump in to pre-order.

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Parents Double Check Your New Xbox Order

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The new Xbox is the Xbox Series X, but it looks like a lot of buyers bought the Xbox One X, which is several years old instead of placing an Xbox Series X pre-order.

The Amazon sales rank for the older Xbox One X climbed 747% on the charts during the pre-order window. This means that there are likely a decent number of people who bought the older Xbox instead of the new Xbox Series X.

This isn’t an overall sales increase of over 700%. It is the amount that the Xbox One X climbed the sales chart during that hour-long window.

Users ran into a lot of Xbox Series X pre-order problems and Amazon was very late to start pre-orders, which could be a part of this issue.

If you bought a new Xbox this week, you should check your order to make sure that you chose the new Xbox Series X, not the Xbox One X.

Double check that you ordered the right new Xbox.

The names are confusing, very confusing, so there is no shame in getting the wrong Xbox, but you should take a second to figure it out today, instead of in November or December.

  1. Go to Amazon
  2. Click on Returns & Orders
  3. Look for your Order
  4. Make sure it says Xbox Series X

If you see Xbox One X, you should click Cancel items and start the return process.

From there, you can use this guide to find the Xbox Series X in stock.

Xbox Series X
  • Introducing Xbox Series X, the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever. Play thousands of titles from four generations of consoles-all games look and play best on Xbox Series X.
  • Experience next-gen speed and performance with the Xbox velocity architecture, powered by a custom SSD and integrated software.
  • Play thousands of games from four generations of Xbox with Backward compatibility, including optimized titles at launch.
  • Download and play over 100 high-quality games, including all new Xbox Game Studios titles like Halo Infinite the day they release, with Xbox Game Pass ultimate (membership sold separately).
  • Xbox Smart delivery ensures you play the best available version of your game no matter which Console you're playing on.

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5 Xbox Series X Pre-Order Tips & Tricks to Get One After The Sell Out

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Do you want to make sure that you get an Xbox Series X pre-order? Or the Xbox Series S?

We have a collection of tips that will help you snag one as soon as the new Xbox consoles are in stock again.

The Xbox Series S is $299 and the Xbox Series X is $499. Pre-orders start started this week and will continue through November as stock arrives.

Read: Get the Best Gaming Chair You Can Buy

If you missed out on a Xbox Srries X pre-order on day one, here are the tips that you can use now.

Check Account Passwords Now

When the Xbox Series X pre-orders are back in stock you need to be ready to go. This is not the time to be resetting a Best Buy or Walmart password or creating an account.

Spend 10 minutes right now making sure that you can log in to Microsoft, GameStop, Best Buy, Amazon, Target, and Walmart.

This can mean the difference between getting a new Xbox on day one and waiting months. I lost out on one order because I tried to check out as a guest and it took too long.

Update Payment Information

While you are logged in make sure that your credit card is up to date and that shipping and billing information is updated.

The time that you spend updating any of this, could be long enough to miss out on getting the Xbox Series X or Series S in November.

Be Ready to Checkout

Now that you can log in and your credit card is up to date, you need to be prepared to checkout as soon as the console is in your cart.

Some links to Amazon may even put the Xbox Series X directly into your cart.

Don’t wonder about tax, warranties, or look for coupon codes. Check out and get a confirmation. The console can disappear from your cart. This is not like a ticket checkout process where you are holding an item for a few minutes.

Use Websites Not Apps

Websites tend to offer a better chance to get a console this year. The PS5 pre-orders worked best on websites, with some apps just showing the landing pages while other people were ordering.

It’s a good idea to have apps available as a backup, but start on the website and be on the lookout for links directly to the products on social media.

Set Up In-Stock Alerts

You can use this guide to check for the Xbox Series X in stock and then set up an alert that notifies you in the browser, by email or by text.

Remember You Can Always Cancel Later

If you really want the Xbox Series S, but it is out of stock, you may want to lock in the Xbox Series X pre-order and then decide later.

You can cancel your pre-order pretty easily at most retailers if you find the version that you really want somewhere else.

It is best to lock in pre-order and fine-tune it later.

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How to Find the Xbox Series X in Stock

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Here’s how to find the Xbox Series X in stock and how to find the Xbox Series S in stock. This can help you get a new Xbox on release day or at least in 2020 without paying marked-up prices on eBay.

The Xbox Series S is available for $299 and the Xbox Series X is $499. Both consoles are out of stock at many retailers, but they are going in and out of stock throughout the day.

You can use this Xbox Series X pre-order guide for tips and tricks, plus take a look at the common Xbox Series X pre-order problems to get prepared.

We have links on where to check for the Xbox Series X in stock, and a guide on how to get a notification when the Xbox Series X is in stock at a retailer so that you can quickly order one.

Where to Find the Xbox Series X in Stock

Here’s how you can find the Xbox Series X in stock.

The Xbox Series X is sold at several stores directly, and you can buy it on eBay if you are willing to pay a premium. Here’s a rundown of where you can check the Xbox Series X stock manually, which is smart to do as it can give you an edge in some cases.

You can also use these links to check for the Xbox Series S in stock to save $100 if you don’t need a disc drive.

Most of these retailers let you sign up for an in-stock alert. You can also do in-store pre-orders at some GameStop locations, but quantities may already be spoken for.

Read: Get the Best Gaming Chair You

How to Find the Xbox Series X in Stock

If you don’t want to manually check the stock at stores, you can sign up to get tracking alerts from NowInStock. These are great in addition to any in-stock alerts that the retailers allow you to set up directly.

  1. Go to the Xbox Series X page on NowInStock.
  2. Register for a free account at NowInStock.
  3. Check your inbox for a verification email and click the correct link to verify.
  4. Go back to the Xbox Series X NowInStock page.
  5. Click Add/Manage alerts in the right corner of the screen.
  6. Add an item to track it.

You can get browser alerts, text alerts, or email alerts when the model you want is in stock.

You can also see the history of when the Xbox Series X is in stock at specific retailers. Use this to know when you should manually check or when you should expect an alert.

How to Get an Xbox Series X Right Now

While you can’t get the Xbox Series X right now, if you don’t want to mess with a retailer or waiting for pre-orders to start back up when small amounts trickle in, you can look for a reseller on eBay.

People are already reselling their Xbox Series X pre-orders on eBay for a several hundred dollar premium.

Be careful to read the listing, we’ve already spotted someone selling a piece of paper pretending to be a PS5, and there will doubtlessly be other questionable listings. eBay is pretty good at closing those down on pre-orders like this, but just be cautious.

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Xbox Series X Deals: Save with Trade-Ins

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You can buy the Xbox Series X for $300 if you trade in an Xbox One X or PS4 Pro. Here are the best Xbox Series X deals and Series S deals when you trade in your old console.

The Xbox Series X pre-orders start on Tuesday, September 22nd at 11 AM Eastern, 8 AM Pacific. Here are some Xbox Series X pre-order tips and tricks to help you get one.

GameStop offers a range of Xbox Series X deals when you trade in an old console. This works for the Xbox Series S as well.

  • $200 – Xbox One X or PS4 Pro
  • $175 – Nintendo Switch or PS4 1TB
  • $125 – Nintendo Switch Lite, Xbox One S, PS4 500GB
  • $100 – Xbox One 500GB

These trade in deals last until November 30th, so you have time to order and then bring your console in when you upgrade.

Save with Xbox Series X deals when you trade-in an old console.

You can start the process online, or you can go into a local GameStop. If you are trying to pre-order the Xbox Series X at GameStop, you can do it in store when the online pre-orders open. Keep in mind that there may be lines.

Given the time frame of this deal, your best bet is to wait until you get your Xbox Series X from GameStop and trade in at pickup and put the $200 towards the console.

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