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If you've been struggling to secure a next-gen console in time for launch, we may have some good news for your this morning. One online retailer has just announced its PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X pre-order bundles, with availability kicking off later today.
As spotted by industry mover and shaker Wario64 on Twitter, US-based online electronics retailer Antonline will have a very limited number of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S pre-order bundles available from 7pm BST. Others on Twitter have noted that this site will likely get obliterated as soon as orders go live, so make sure you're quick on the draw.
The PlayStation 5 bundles include the console itself, two DualSense and controllers, and three games: Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition, Demon's Souls, and Destruction AllStars. The whole bundle will set you back a fairly eye-watering $779.95, not including tax and any postage you might have to pay.
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Meanwhile, those hunting for an Xbox Series X can get the 1 TB SSD Console and Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 Controller. This bundle doesn't come with any launch games, but it does include an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3-month membership, which includes hundreds of Xbox games that'll be available on the next-gen console from launch. This bundle costs $699.97 before tax and shipping.
While this news will obviously apply more to our friends in the US, it is worth noting that the Xbox Series X/S is region-free... if you wanted to pay for all that extra postage and risk ordering from overseas in the middle of a pandemic. Amazingly we're still not entirely sure whether or not the PlayStation 5 will be, but I wouldn't advise taking the chance for the amount you'd have to pay.
If you want my advice, which you probably don't, those of us here in the UK are much better off waiting a little closer to the November 19th launch to secure a next-gen machine. Sony seems fairly confident that there'll be plenty of PS5s to go around, and I'm sure stores like GAME and Amazon will come out with their own bundles for both consoles closer to Christmas.
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