Where to buy an Xbox Series X: get replenishment news for Best Buy, Amazon, Target, Walmart, more

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Trying to get a Xbox Series X? You are not alone. Millions of gamers have been waiting since the product’s launch for Xbox inventory to appear online and, honestly, Microsoft’s launch of the new console on November 10 is starting to look like a provocation. Microsoft’s next-generation game consoles – the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S – sold out more or less instantly on launch day and sold out in minutes every time there was any kind of stock drop at major retailers. In part, this is obviously due to insatiable consumer demand. But there is no doubt that it also has a lot to do with resellers and bots beating average consumers with the punch.


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Currently, there is no stock available anywhere. There have been a number of stock drops at stores like Walmart and Best Buy in recent weeks. In fact, just this week, Best Buy announced some consoles for sale, which, unsurprisingly, sold out instantly. Walmart had its own stock drop for two straight days, both running out faster than it took me to type that. This means that, at the moment, all retailers are sold out again.

We are keeping an eye on Twitter and other news sources and we will keep you updated on what retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, GameStop and Target are planning. Still, it is better to keep our expectations in check: Microsoft confirmed in November that Xbox inventory could be tight until April 2021.

The following is a list of the main retailers that sell the Xbox Series X. Our advice is to find out the $ 500 retail price and avoid those expensive retail packages (which include strange controllers, accessories and games). Better yet: if you don’t have a 4K TV and don’t expect to have one so soon, try the Xbox Series S instead of saving $ 100.

Xbox Series X: Check stock replenishment

Best Buy was the last reseller in the pre-order days of September, but is now ready to purchase the Xbox Series X as inventory permits.

Amazon is selling the Xbox Series X and the cheapest S Series on this same product page.

GameStop had praised “very limited number of Xbox Series X and S console packages for purchase”, but these are sold out.

Walmart does a solid job of looking at the availability windows for PS5 and Xbox on its Twitter feed. You can also visit the retailer’s Xbox home page for the two new consoles.

If you want to get the latest Xbox Series X news, there’s probably no better place than Microsoft’s own Xbox Series X homepage. Here you will find the latest specs, announced game titles, details about the new controller and more.

This is the Target product page for the Xbox Series X.

This is where you can buy the Xbox Series X at Newegg when the retailer has stock.

Are you already getting desperate? Are you willing to pay a premium of hundreds of dollars on the list price? Listen, we wouldn’t do that and we don’t recommend that you do either. But if you want to go that route, StockX is a respectable eBay-style site that allows you to buy and sell new Xbox and PS5 models – as long as you’re willing to pay more than $ 650.

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