Xbox Series X Restock Update: How to Get it Right Now!
|Xbox Series X restock. Photo: Gamespot|
A promising Xbox Series X restock remains very challenging to find. Low inventory, lightning-fast bots, and huge levels of demand have made finding where to buy the Xbox Series X a challenging task. Xbox Series S restock is slightly easier to find, but even that console can sell out in front of your eyes if you wait too long.
But, we're here to help you keep on top of all the latest Xbox Series X and Series S restocks. We check all major U.S. retailers for restock updated daily so you don't have to. Make sure to check out the links below and keep this page bookmarked and refreshed to have the best chance at finding where to buy the Xbox Series X.
Where to buy Xbox Series X
As of 4:55 a.m. ET on March 8, Best Buy still has the Xbox Series S in stock for $299. Best Buy stock varies based on your zip code/region. (You must purchase the console online and pick up in-store). Newegg also has the Xbox Series X in stock, but it's for an exorbitant $489, so we would ignore that listing.
Otherwise, the Xbox Series X remains sold out at all major U.S. retailers. Check the following retailers to see who may have Xbox Series X restocks.
Amazon Xbox Series X Restock
At the time of writing, the Xbox Series S is available from selected sellers on Amazon, with prices starting at $439.99.
The Series X is out of stock after being restocked in February. The website has yet to indicate when it will release more units.
Antonline Xbox Series X Restock
Both versions of the next-gen Microsoft console remain unavailable at Antoline after a Series S restock sold out quickly last month.
The retailer has previously indicated via its Twitter account that it aims to make a limited number of consoles available every week and has so far lived up to its promise, according to Newsweek.
Xbox Series X restocks: Track on Twitter
If you want to gain an edge on Xbox Series X restocks, check out these Twitter accounts for the latest updates. We especially recommend following Xbox Series X|S Stock Alerts and Wario64. The latter account tracks both Xbox restocks as well as general gaming sales.
While they won't always give you a heads up, it's also a good rule of thumb to follow retailers on Twitter, such as Best Buy and GameStop. Any edge you can get is crucial when trying to score an Xbox Series X restock.
There's a good reason Microsoft's new consoles are flying off shelves. In our Xbox Series X review, we gave the new system major props for its blistering performance, zippy load times, and comprehensive backward compatibility with every generation of Xbox. And as we noted in our Xbox Series S review, the cheaper next-gen Xbox still delivers many of the same great features for those with 1080p TVs, Tomsguide wrote.
UK: Xbox Series X order details
The Xbox Series X costs £449 in the UK, while the all-digital Xbox Series S is £249. Below are links to the major UK shops stocking the Xbox. As it's a brand new console, the price should be the same across all stores.
- GAME: more stocking coming 26th March, pre-order now
- Currys PC World: sold out
- BT: "Xbox allocation now sold out"
- Amazon France: sold out but keep checking back
- Amazon UK: "currently unavailable" – but available from third-party sellers at a markup
- Box: sold out – create stock alert here
- EE: sold out – existing customers can keep checking the Add to Plan service
- Microsoft Store: still sold out
- Argos: sold out
- Smyths Toys (Xbox All Access retailer): sold out, but stock expected this month
- Simply Games: sold out – register your interest now
- Shopto: register your interest now
US: Xbox Series X order details
The Xbox Series X costs $499 in the US while the all-digital Xbox Series S is $299. Many stores are out of stock so be prepared to search high and low. One place you can buy the new Xbox Series X is StockX, but be prepared to pay more than the list price. Buyers are currently asking around $400 for Series S and $700 for Series X. You'll also want to make sure the console has the right plug for your region.
- GameStop (Xbox All Access retailer): sold out - keep checking the website
- Best Buy: standalone Series S consoles and bundles in stock
- Walmart (Xbox All Access retailer): sign up for stock alerts
- Amazon: currently out of stock
- Microsoft Store: restocking on an ad hoc basis – keep checking back
- Target: currently out of stock
- Newegg: in stock from third parties who charge over the odds
- Sam’s Club: currently out of stock
- StockX: stock available – but be prepared to pay over the MSRP
Rest of the world: Xbox Series X pre-order details
Shoppers in Australia and New Zealand were the first to get their Xbox Series X pre-orders in, with the 8 am pre-order time arriving at these time zones first.
The price of the Xbox Series X in Australia is AU$749. In New Zealand, it's NZ$799.
The price of the Xbox Series S in Australia is AU$499. In New Zealand, it's NZ$549.
Canadians can also now pre-order the Xbox Series X for CA$599 and the Xbox Series S can be pre-ordered for CA$379, Whathifi reported.
Xbox Series X price
After much procrastination, Microsoft finally priced the Xbox Series X at £449 ($499, €499, AU$749). The next-gen console went on sale on Tuesday 10th November.
More than you can afford? Microsoft has rolled out its Xbox All Access subscription service to 12 countries, including the UK (via GAME and Smyths Toys), US (Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart) and Australia (via Telstra).
The services allow you to pre-order an Xbox Series X without paying a penny upfront. Instead, you pay £28.99 ($34.99, AU$46) per month over a 24 month period. The deal includes a shiny new Series X console, access to over 100 games on Xbox Games Pass plus multiplayer gaming via Xbox Live Gold. You can pre-order the all-digital Xbox Series S on the same basis.
The Xbox line started life with the original Xbox, back in 2001. It cost £300/$300 when it launched. This was followed by 2004's Xbox 360, which originally cost £210/$300 for the entry-level model.
Then came the Xbox One range. The original Xbox One launched in 2013, and cost £429/$400 (without the Kinect add-on). This was followed by the Xbox One S in 2016, which went for £249/$300, and then the Xbox One X in 2017 for £450/$500.
How to buy an Xbox Series X: Best tips
- Follow restock accounts on Twitter and turn on notifications: When it comes to buying an Xbox Series X, it's helpful to follow Twitter accounts that tweet about restocks. You may want to turn on notifications for those accounts as well, though keep in mind some of them tweet about deals and other news as well. Wario64 is a great account to follow, as is Xbox Stock Alerts. Of course, we tweet about Xbox restocks on our GameSpot Deals account as well.
- Stay logged in at major retailers and ensure info is up to date: To help checkout go as smoothly as possible, it's best to have up-to-date accounts at all major retailers, such as GameStop and Walmart. Double-check that your shipping and billing information is accurate as well--you don't want to be updating these sections during a restock when the Series X could sell out any second.
- Be ready at exact restock times when announced beforehand: Generally, Xbox Series X restocks happen without much warning, but Walmart and GameStop in particular are known to announce restocks beforehand, though this could range from days prior to an hour before the restock. These pre-announced restocks can sell out particularly fast, but being ready at your computer with payment information on hand will give you the best chance at snagging an Xbox Series X.
- Keep an eye on smaller retailers: Stores like Amazon and Best Buy aren't the only places to buy an Xbox Series X. You can also find next-gen consoles at stores like Newegg and Antonline. Stores that require certain membership can also be a good option, like the Exchange (military only) and Costco.
- Know whether you're willing to buy a bundle: Some retailers only sell the Xbox Series X inexpensive bundles--these include the console along with other items like a bonus controller, a Game Pass subscription, and games. You're paying a premium here to get products you may or may not want, so you should consider if you're willing to pay above MSRP just to own the Xbox Series X.
- Bookmark the product pages: It's a good idea to know exactly where to buy the Xbox Series X at Amazon, Walmart, and other major retailers. Save the direct listings for these stores so you know exactly what page to refresh. We've rounded up those links further down in this article, GameSpot cited.
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