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Gamers everywhere have tried onesince the console launched on November 10 last year, but Microsoft couldn’t supply nearly enough inventory to meet demand. As a result, both this console and its big brother, the , have since become virtually impossible to find. A few retailers have had some declines in inventory leading up to the holiday season, but that wasn̵
As you probably know, the Xbox Series S isn’t just a powerful update to Microsoft’s console franchise, it’s the smarter of the two new consoles you can buy (in my opinion, anyway). Priced at just $ 300, it’s the little brother of the $ 500. It all plays the same games, but it’s limited to 1440p resolution (versus 4K on the Series X), lacks an optical drive, and only has half the amount of storage (500GB versus 1TB) – but that’s expandable with add-on drives, and Microsoft automatically loads less ambitious textures to make up for the difference. Our advice is that if this is the better console to buy as it is cheaper and doesn’t write many checks that your TV can’t cash.
Please keep checking this page as we will update this article when we know a stock drop is imminent at any of these retailers. And if you want to keep an eye on the retailers yourself, here are product pages at each of the stores:
Xbox Series S: Check the stock replenishment
Here is Walmart’s Xbox Series S order page. The retailer occasionally notifies customers of inventory loss via Twitter.
Best Buy was the last retailer to withdraw during its pre-order day in September, but it is just one of many stores now offering the Xbox Series S.
Amazon’s order page lists both versions of the next-gen console: the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
This is where you can go on Newegg’s site to buy an Xbox Series S.
If you want to buy the new Xbox from GameStop, go here.
Target also has a page for the Xbox Series S.
Microsoft is offering the Xbox Series S for $ 300, or as part of the Xbox All Access plan, which includes the Series S and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and costs $ 25 per month for 24 months.
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