Xbox Series X restock: Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and more retailersMarch 20, 2021
Frustratingly, it’s still really hard to get your hands on the Microsoft(and Series S) consoles. Despite months having passed since the , major retailers just can’t keep up with demand. At this point, gamers seeking an Xbox Series X or Series S have little choice but to luck into logging on at the moment a new batch of inventory drops at Best Buy, GameStop, Target or the Microsoft Store. That said, even if you learn that a restock is coming, that’s no guarantee. The whole routine is starting to feel a little like the movie Groundhog Day. You get wind of an Xbox Series X restock, click furiously, wait in a queue — and then get slapped in the face with a “sold out” message.
There are ways to improve your chances of getting this game console. First, don’t wait till you hear an update about an Xbox restock; check the store inventory links yourself, daily or even several times daily. (We’ve got them all lined up below.) If you do happen upon some Xbox availability, use as many devices and web browsers as you can. On a desktop, for example, you could open the store page in Chrome, Edge and Firefox. Then you could do likewise on your phone and tablet. It’s like with: The more you have, the better your chances of winning.
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.
One tip: Seek out the $500 retail price and avoid those costly retailer bundles, which include extraneous controllers, accessories and games. Even better, if you don’t have aand don’t expect to get one anytime soon, get the instead and save $200.
Currently, there’s no inventory to be had anywhere, but we’re keeping an eye on Twitter and other sources of news, and we’ll keep you up to date on what retailers such as 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 a “very limited number of Xbox Series X and S console bundles for purchase” but those are currently sold out.
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.
Are you already getting desperate? 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 you do it, either. But if you want to take that path, StockX is a reputable eBay-style site that will let you buy and sell new Xbox and PS5 models — as long as you’re willing to pay upward of $650.
To be clear, we highly recommend waiting for inventory to appear at ordinary retailers, so you can buy an Xbox Series X at the regular retail price. But if you’ve decided you simply can’t wait another moment, the average Xbox Series X price on eBay is about $800.
This story is updated frequently with the latest Xbox Series X inventory news.
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