Microsoft’s next-generation console launched last year, two days after, and met the same fate: woefully thin supply and crushing demand. The remains largely unavailable today, four months later, although some light is starting to break through the clouds. This week alone, we saw continued availability of the Xbox at Walmart, Best Buy and GamePower, and while those retailers are currently sold out again, availability has lasted much longer than ever since November 1
The overwhelming demand for the Xbox is partly due to its advanced specifications, despite the fact that the gaming experience on the Series X isn’t all that different from what you get with an Xbox One right now, at least at the moment. As the library of Series X optimized games grows, that will change. Are you thoroughly future-proof? Buy the $ 500 Xbox Series X. But if you don’t have a 4K TV – and don’t plan on getting one anytime soon – the
Regardless of which model you plan to buy, inventory is next to impossible to find at this point. But check here regularly for the latest updates on those restocks. You can also track Xbox availability yourself; Twitter is a popular (if not entirely reliable) source of stock replenishment rumors. But here at CNET, we occasionally get word directly from retailers and other informers about upcoming stock replenishments, and when we do, we’ll immediately distribute it.
This is true: it will likely take months for normal stock levels to show up in stores, so getting your own Xbox for the summer will likely be challenging.
Here’s a list of all the major retailers (and high-profile resellers) where you can track inventory and availability.
Options for replenishing Xbox Series X
You can find both the Xbox Series X and the cheaper Series S on the same Amazon product page.
This is the product page for the Xbox series on GameStop.
Here you can find the Xbox Series X at Best Buy (when the stock goes down).
You may also want to visit the store’s Xbox landing page to see both new consoles, but here’s the product page for the Xbox Series X.
If you want the latest Xbox Series X news, there’s probably nowhere better than Microsoft’s own Xbox Series X homepage.
This is Target’s product page for the Xbox Series X.
Here you can buy the Xbox Series X from Newegg if the retailer has stock.
We highly recommend that you wait for stock to appear at regular retailers so that you can purchase an Xbox Series X at its regular retail price. But if you just can’t wait, keep in mind that the average price of the Xbox Series X on eBay is about $ 800.
Are you willing to pay a premium of hundreds of dollars over the list price? We don’t recommend this, but StockX is a reputable eBay-style site that lets you buy a new Xbox – as long as you’re willing to pay $ 600 or more.
This story is regularly updated with the latest Xbox Series X inventory news.
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