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Xbox Series S stock available now at Best Buy — how to get your console

Xbox Series S
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Microsoft's Xbox Series S console is back in stock at Best Buy. (Unfortunately, there is no Xbox Series X restock at the moment, although there will be Walmart Xbox Series X restock later today). 

Currently, you can get the Xbox Series S for $299 at Best Buy. (If you see it sold out, try opening the link via an incognito Web browser). That's list price for the console and the only store that has the standalone console ready to ship at this moment. 

Xbox Series S: $299 @ Best Buy
The next-gen Xbox Series S is limited to 1440p output, but still delivers fast loading, ray tracing, and high frame rates. It sports a GPU with up to 4 teraflops of output, 10GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for storage. (There's no disc drive). Best Buy now has it in stock. If you see it sold out, try opening the link via an incognito Web browser.View Deal

In our Xbox Series S review, we noted that while less powerful than the Xbox Series X — the Xbox Series S still manages to impress. 

Sure, games look better on the more powerful Xbox Series X, but the Xbox Series S still renders characters, backgrounds, and items gorgeously. In Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the Xbox Series X displayed sharper, more colorful advertisements on the streets of Yokohama, but character models were still rich and detailed on the Series S. Plus, the frame rate didn’t suffer from any appreciable slowdown on either platform.

In general, the Xbox Series S upscales content to 4K beautifully — and if you have a 1440p display, you won't need the upscaling at all.  

If you still have your heart on the Xbox Series X, it's worth knowing that it is possible to beat the bots if you follow some of our restock cheat sheet. Also, make sure to follor our where to buy Xbox Series X coverage for the latest updates. 

Check Xbox Series X|S stock at other retailers

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. That means price checking against multiple retailers and searching high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.