UK Retailers announce different ways to buy a next-gen console on launch day
The UK government has announced a nation-wide four-week lockdown, prompting British retailers to issue statements about how Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 pre-orders will be honored.
Game, Argos and Smyths will operate a so-called click-and-collect service when Xbox Series X launches on November 10th, and again for the PlayStation 5 launch on November 19th.
You can visit a Game retailer to pick up your console between 8.00am and 2.00pm, while Xbox All Access customers will be contacted directly.
Pick up points: Smyths will contact customers and inform them when their order is ready, and will only take payment by card. Argos will allow customers to pick up their orders from an Argos store, or from collection points in Sainsburys.
Retail fever: All non-essential retailers have been asked to close during the lockdown, but can still offer pick-up and delivery services. Despite the inconvenience, the lockdown will most likely help bolster next-gen console sales.