The Xbox Series X and S consoles are launching this week, but if you ordered from Amazon, your shipment might not make it to you right away. The retailer has dispatched notices to some people to let them know their new Xbox may not arrive until the end of December.
Here at GameSpot, we received an email from Amazon noting that, “We expect to ship your console in the coming weeks as we receive more inventory in November and December.” The email states that, “We anticipate that you will receive your Xbox Series X by 12/31 or before.”
The notice goes on to state that Amazon is making “every effort” to ship the new console as soon as possible. Amazon also apologized for the delay and reminded shoppers that they will receive a notification by email when the order finally ships.
Other people have reported receiving this message, but as always, your mileage my vary. For example, another GameSpot editor has received a tracking number for their Series X ordered from Amazon, so the delays do not apply to all orders. Check your email and Amazon account for the latest information pertaining to your order.
The Xbox Series X and S consoles are officially available now in Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the world where it is already November 10. For more, check out GameSpot’s Xbox Series X review and our review of launch title Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
If you’re still on the hunt for a new Xbox Series X, GameStop will have some in stock very soon.