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If you were about to give up hope of getting an Xbox Series X in 2020, I have a little glimmer of hope for you: Best Buy announced that a new inventory is coming on Tuesday, December 15. That’s good news for the millions of Xbox fans who have been anxiously trying to secure a unit since the US launch on Nov. 10. It sold out more or less immediately, of course, and has barely appeared online since.
Currently, there is nowhere to stock up, both due to insatiable consumer demand and the fact that resellers beat the average consumer. But according to Best Buy, a new batch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles will appear online for sale sometime after 8 p.m. Central Time (9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT). And no, it’s not us – Best Buy is vague about the actual tee time. But if we had to bet, we’d say the consoles appear “in stock” on the site around 8 a.m. CT, so you probably shouldn’t be fashionably late.
There’s no word on how much inventory Best Buy will have, but there’s plenty the company has made an official announcement on its blog, so we’re cautiously optimistic that it won’t sell out immediately. However, expect the site to be unstable as it will be heavily loaded by numerous customers constantly refreshing the page.
As for other retailers, we’ll be keeping an eye on Twitter and other news sources and updating you on what other retailers like Walmart, Amazon, GameStop and Target are planning here, while keeping our expectations in check. Microsoft confirmed that on November 16.
What follows is a list of the most important retailers selling the Xbox Series X. Our advice is to look for the $ 500 retail price and avoid those expensive shopping bundles (which include external controllers, accessories, and games).
Xbox Series X: Check the stock replenishment
Best Buy was the last retailer to return in the September pre-order days, but is now ready for your Xbox Series X purchase if stock permits.
Amazon sells the Xbox Series X and the cheaper Series S from the same product page.
GameStop had hailed “a very limited number of Xbox Series X and S console bundles for sale,” but they are currently out of print.
Walmart does a good job of listing availability windows for PS5 and Xbox on its Twitter feed. You may also want to visit the store’s Xbox landing page for both new consoles.
If you want the latest Xbox Series X news, there’s probably nowhere better than Microsoft’s own Xbox Series X homepage. Here you will find the latest specifications, announced game titles, details about the new controller and more.
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.
Are you getting desperate yet? Are you willing to pay a premium of hundreds of dollars over the list price? Listen, we wouldn’t do this and we don’t recommend that you do it. But if you want to go that path, StockX is a reputable eBay-style site that lets you buy and sell new Xbox and PS5 models – as long as you’re willing to shell out over $ 750.
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