Trying to buy an Xbox Series X? Then you are not alone. Millions of gamers have tried onefor months, but a perfect storm of factors – including weak supply and – have led to frustration among most average consumers. A few retailers have bravely dropped additional inventory several times since the November 10 product launch, but it wasn’t far enough to meet demand.
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 storage space (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 a lot of checks your TV can’t cash.
Stay tuned for this page as we will update this article when we know there is imminent stock 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 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.
Here you can buy an Xbox Series S on the Newegg site.
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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