Thehas been more or less out of stock since the day it was released on Nov. 10, 2020, but occasional restocks have allowed a small number of gamers to snag a console while we await broad availability. Earlier today, CNET managed to get the word out about an Xbox Series X restock at Walmart with about an hour to spare, posting both a news article and a text message deal alert. To be honest, all the consoles sold out in about 50 minutes (Walmart dropped a small number every 10 minutes until the stock was depleted), and we expected nothing less. But at least some gamers managed to snag a next-gen console before they were all gone.
Twitter remains a useful resource for many gamers checking on restock news, but even when the leads are credible, there’s rarely more than a few minutes’ warning and inventory sells out within minutes. Even so, better times are ahead — just not this week.
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Currently, there’s no inventory to be had anywhere, and we don’t expect that to change anytime soon: Microsoft recently confirmed that. But we’re keeping an eye on Twitter and other sources of news, and we’ll keep you up to date on what retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, GameStop and Target are planning. What follows is a list of the major retailers selling the Xbox Series X.
Xbox Series X: Check inventory restock
Best Buy was the last retailer standing back in the preorder days, but now stands ready for your Xbox Series X purchase as inventory allows.
Amazon is selling the Xbox Series X and the less expensive Series S from this same product page.
GameStop had touted “very limited number of Xbox Series X and S console bundles for purchase” but those are currently sold out.
Walmart does a solid job of noting availability windows for PS5 and Xbox on its Twitter feed. You might also want to visit the retailer’s Xbox landing page for both new consoles.
If you want to get the latest on the Xbox Series X, there’s probably nowhere better than Microsoft’s own Xbox Series X home page. Here you’ll find the latest specs, announced game titles, details on the new controller and more.
This is Target’s product page for the Xbox Series X.
This is where you can purchase the Xbox Series X at Newegg when the retailer has inventory.
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This story is frequently updated with the latest Xbox Series X inventory news.
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