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If you’re still frantically hitting “refresh” on your browser hoping to find an Xbox Series X, allow me to paraphrase a scene from the movie Aliens, when Corporal Hicks admonished Ripley to ease down on the throttle: You’re just grinding metal. Microsoft debuted the Series X (along with its sibling the and Xbox Series S) back on Nov. 10, and it sold out more or less instantly.
It has continued to sell out right away whenever a retailer has managed to restock. In part, that’s obviously due to insatiable consumer demand. But there’s little doubt that it also has a lot to do with resellers and bots beating average consumers to the punch. With that in mind, I was pleased to see our friends to the north get some relief from the evil bots — @WalmartCAGaming tweeted about its Captcha test.
In fact, a lot of gamers have been relying on Twitter for news and speculation about when online retailers will next restock the console, as well as to trade tales about various Xbox whales that got away. And there are occasionally reports of upcoming restocks that sound promising but I suspect are just trolls.
This week, for example, Twitter user @Otis_WC reports: “Expect to see a restock of the PS5 and the Xbox Series X at Target in the coming days. No official date yet but some stores are starting to receive more consoles. Stay tuned for an official date.” Credible? Hard to say. But if we get any additional word on a restock at Target, we’ll let you know right here.
So what’s a gamer to do? Follow the news on Twitter if you’re so inclined. It’s a good source for instant updates and you might get lucky. But we’re also keeping you up to date on what retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, GameStop and Target are planning right here, while keeping our expectations in check. Microsoft confirmed on Nov. 16 that.
That doesn’t mean the occasional inventory drop won’t happen, though, so it pays to keep an eye out for restocks. What follows is a list of the major retailers selling the Xbox Series X. Our advice is to seek out the $500 retail price and avoid those pricey retailer bundles (which include extraneous controllers, accessories and games).
Xbox Series X: Check inventory restock
Amazon is selling the Xbox Series X and the less expensive Series S from this same product page.
Best Buy was the last retailer standing back in the preorder days of September, but now stands ready for your Xbox Series X purchase as inventory allows.
GameStop had touted “very limited number of Xbox Series X and S console bundles for purchase” but those are currently sold out.
If you want to get the latest on the Xbox Series X, there’s probably nowhere better than Microsoft’s own Xbox Series X home page. Here you’ll find the latest specs, announced game titles, details on the new controller and more.
This is Target’s product page for the Xbox Series X.
This is where you can purchase the Xbox Series X at Newegg when the retailer has inventory.
Are you already getting desperate? Are you willing to pay a premium of hundreds of dollars over the list price? Listen, we wouldn’t do this and we don’t recommend you do it, either. But if you want to take that path, StockX is a reputable eBay-style site that will let you buy and sell new Xbox and PS5 models — as long as you’re willing to pay upwards of $750.
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