I’m trying one? Then you are not alone. We’ve all waited months for the Xbox inventory to come online. Both of Microsoft’s next-generation game consoles – the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S – sold out more or less immediately on launch day, then sold out in minutes every time there was some sort of inventory drop at major retailers. In part, this is clearly due to insatiable consumer demand. But there is no doubt that it has a lot to do with it too beat the average consumer.
Not only is the Xbox Series S a powerful update to Microsoft’s console franchise, it’s the smarter of the two new consoles you can buy (in my opinion, anyway). At just $ 300, it’s the little brother of the $ 500 Xbox Series X. It all plays the same games, but it’s limited to 1440p resolution (versus 4K on the Series X), lacks an optical drive and has only half the storage space (500GB vs 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 ifthis is the better console to buy because it is cheaper and doesn’t write checks that your TV can’t cash.
Stay tuned for this page as we will update this article when we know there is imminent inventory drop 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 the September pre-order day, 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.
We highly recommend that you wait for stock to appear at regular retailers so that you can purchase an Xbox Series S at its regular retail price. But if you’ve decided that you just can’t wait another moment, the Xbox Series S currently sells for about $ 500 on eBay on average.
If you’re willing to pay a premium of hundreds of dollars over the list price – and just to be clear, we don’t recommend this – StockX is a reputable eBay-style site that lets you buy and sell new Xbox models – as long as you are willing to pay dearly.
This story is regularly updated with the latest Xbox Series S inventory news.
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