Large chains of hardware stores are preparing to sell the famous game console Xbox Series S. Pre-orders for it are collected, in particular, by Comfy, Moyo and Rozetka. Prices start from UAH 11,999. The console is expected to be available from June 28.

Xbox could be bought in Ukraine before, but now powerful market participants are preparing to sell it, officially working with Apple, Samsung, and other well-known brands. Moyo indicates that the console will have a manufacturer’s warranty. Comfy announced the official sale of the Xbox with a large banner on the home page.

According to AIN.UA, a source in the consumer electronics market has confirmed the start of official sales. No information has been received from Microsoft.

It is unknown whether this means only the sale of hardware or the full launch of Xbox in Ukraine. Now consoles can be legally imported and cleared through customs, but Xbox services and the ecosystem remain inaccessible to Ukrainian users. In particular, players cannot register an account in their region.

If Xbox is officially launched in Ukraine, users will get a Ukrainian-language interface, be able to choose Ukraine as a region of use and pay for games in hryvnias.

A few years ago, Microsoft promised to officially launch its gaming services in our country. In 2021, they confirmed that they are working on it. In May, the Minister of Digital Transformation Mikhail Fedorov after a meeting with Microsoft President Brad Smith in Davos announced that Xbox will officially launch in Ukraine, but did not disclose details and launch dates.