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Xbox Series X restock update: Track on Twitter, GameStop, Best Buy and more

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Xbox Series X restock remains available at the Microsoft Store. The retailer has new and refurbished consoles from $469 via this Microsoft link (opens in new tab)

Meanwhile, Amazon is still accepting registrations for invite-only Xbox restocks. The restocks are for Prime members only and the news comes just days before Prime Day, which will be celebrated on July 12. 

Make sure to bookmark and regularly refresh this page, as that should put you in a good position to secure the best deals. Also, make sure to check out our pick of the best Xbox Series X alternatives available. 

As of 4:10 p.m. ET on July 1, the Microsoft Store has Xbox Series X restock available. 

Xbox Series X: for $499 @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)
The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's new flagship console. It features 12 teraflops of graphics power, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and Blu-ray drive. It runs games at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with a max of 8K at 120 fps. The Editor's Choice console represents the pinnacle of Microsoft's gaming efforts. Click "build your bundle" to begin. Then click the $499 console in the "choose your bundle" section and then click "add to bundle." (You don't have to build a full bundle and can purchase the standalone console). 

Refurbished Xbox Series X: for $469 @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Microsoft is now selling refurbished Xbox Series X consoles. These machines have passed a rigorous testing process and come with a 12-month warranty. You can buy the standalone console or create an optional bundle. 

Xbox Series X: register for invite-only drops @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon is now letting shoppers register for invite-only Xbox restocks. Just click the link above, request an invite, and if accepted you'll get an email with a link that's valid for 72 hours.

Xbox Series S: was $299 now $259 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The more affordable 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). 

Xbox Series S Fortnite & Rocket League Bundle: was $319 now $292 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This Xbox Series S bundle includes free Fortnite and Rocket League game downloads as well as 1,000 V-bucks (in-game currency) and 1,000 Rocket League credits (in-game currency). It's in stock at Amazon. 

Xbox Series X restock tracker — where to look

Xbox Series X — latest news and rumors 

Microsoft Store is now selling refurbished units. These Xbox Series X consoles have been thoroughly vetted by Microsoft, and sell for $469 but you must also purchase a game and extra controller at the same time.

If you still need some help scoring a restock, make sure to read our up-to-date Xbox Series X restock tips guide. This article walks you through the process of buying a console at every major retailer including which premium memberships get you early access. It'll help you be prepared for the next Xbox Series X stock drop at your chosen retailer. 

In related news, the demand for the Xbox Series X is sure to be further boosted by the news that Microsoft is set to acquire Activision Blizzard in a $68.7 billion deal. This is the single biggest acquisition in gaming history, and the ramifications for both the industry and gamers are sure to be sizeable.  

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 (opens in new tab) and Wario64 (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab) and GameStop (opens in new tab). 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 backwards 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.

With that in mind, see the latest Xbox Series X stock updates and tips for getting your new Microsoft console below.

Where to buy Xbox Series X: check for stock

We've included handy links to every notable store page below. In some instances, you may be able to sign up to be notified of the latest Xbox Series X restock. However, they're all currently out of stock. 

Xbox Series X at Amazon

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's new flagship console. It features 12 teraflops of graphics power, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and Blu-ray drive. It runs games at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with a max of 8K at 120 fps. The Editor's Choice console represents the pinnacle of Microsoft's gaming efforts. Currently out of stock. 

Xbox Series S: $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Xbox Series S is a less expensive and less powerful version of the Xbox Series X. The Series S has a GPU with up to 4 teraflops of output, 10GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD storage, and no disc drive. It has a max resolution of 1440p with 120 fps. Currently out of stock.

Xbox Series X at Microsoft

Xbox Series X: $499 at Microsoft (opens in new tab)
You can get a Series X direct from Microsoft. As with other stores, Microsoft's stock sells out quickly, so we recommend bookmarking their page. Microsoft is currently out of stock.

Xbox Series S: $299 at Microsoft (opens in new tab)
The more affordable next-gen Xbox is also listed at Microsoft. This console is limited to 1440p output, but still promises fast loading, ray tracing and high frame rates. As with the Xbox Series X, you'll need to check the page to see when the console is back in stock. 

Xbox Series X at Best Buy

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy is one of many stores selling the Xbox Series X. Best Buy tends to restock on Thursdays and Fridays, although they've also held a Monday restock. They're currently out of stock, but when they do stock they release inventory in waves that have lasted as short as 20 minutes or as long an hour. 

Xbox Series S: $299 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy also carries the Xbox Series S for $299. It's currently out of stock, but still a store worth checking. 

Xbox Series X at GameStop

Xbox Series X: $499 @ GameStop (opens in new tab)
The Xbox Series X comes in and out of stock at GameStop. However, when they do have stock it tends to come in the form of bundles that include an extra controller, gift cards, and more. 

Xbox Series S: $299 at GameStop (opens in new tab)
The Xbox Series S is typically sold as part of a bundle at GameStop. The bundle typically includes a free game and gift card. They're currently out of stock.

Xbox Series X at Target

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Target (opens in new tab)
Xbox Series X restocks are a thing of the past. The retailer announced it won't hold restock events per se, but will instead release inventory the minute it receives it. (As opposed to waiting for all of their nationwide stores to receive stock and then holding a restock event). They're currently out of stock. 

Xbox Series S: $299 at Target (opens in new tab)
We haven't seen Xbox Series S stock at Target in quite some time.  They're currently sold out, but offer a listing page for the console. 

Xbox Series X at Walmart

Xbox Series X: $499 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Xbox Series X is offered at Walmart, but stock is now sold out. You can sign up for in-stock alerts, though.

Xbox Series S: $299 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
It's the same story for the Xbox Series S. Current stocks of the console are gone, so you'll need to wait for the new Xbox to be restocked.

Xbox Series X at Lenovo

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Lenovo (opens in new tab)
PC manufacturer Lenovo is also selling the Xbox Series X, and might be a good retailer to check off-hours. (Should they replenish stock). Currently, they have no stock of either console. 

Xbox Series S: $299 @ Lenovo (opens in new tab)
Lenovo also offers the Series S, but like most others, is currently out of stock.

Xbox Series S at Newegg

Xbox Series S: $299 @ Newegg (opens in new tab)
Newegg doesn't offer restock events per se. Instead they offer raffles, where shoppers can win a chance to purchase a next-gen console. 

Where to buy Xbox Series X buying tips and resources

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Apart from refreshing retailer websites, there are other tips you can use to increase your chances of scoring an Xbox Series X. One secret Amazon tip which we tested allowed us to put an Xbox Series X in our shopping cart four times without fail. In addition, there are other online channels you can check to see when a unit might become available.

Twitter

On Twitter, we suggest following @Wario64. The handle is known for updating users on the latest deals and restocks faster than anyone else on the platform. 

Shopping forums

Slickdeals, the online deal repository, has a forum thread (opens in new tab) dedicated to ordering an Xbox Series X through Microsoft. The thread is constantly being updated, so jump to the last page and click refresh for the latest intel on when units will become available. 

PopFindr

PopFindr (opens in new tab) is a site that checks local retail inventories based on your zip code. For example, you can check local Target stores in your area to see if any Xbox Series X's are available. Do note, that just because it shows in stock, it might be out of stock by the time you arrive at the store. 

It’s also not a bad idea to make an account on Slickdeals and set a deal alert for “Xbox Series X.” You’ll get an email alert when a new thread is made about replenished stock. But we’ve found that sometimes Slickdeals doesn’t email users fast enough. So it might be better to type in “Xbox Series X” in the search bar and sort by new. Be willing to check in multiple times a day.

CheapAssGamer is a long-running video game deals website that too has a forum thread dedicated (opens in new tab) to the Xbox Series X. As of writing, the thread is over 63 pages long, and users are discussing where to find units.

Facebook and Reddit

Facebook too can be a good source of information. There are multiple Xbox Series X fan groups that keep users up to date on where the latest restocks are happening. Feel free to join (opens in new tab) a few of these groups.

And be sure to subscribe to the Xbox Series X subreddit (opens in new tab). Sure, most of the page is dedicated to discussions and memes, but if a user notices a restock, they’ll let the community know. For example, one user found Xbox Series X units in stock at their local Walmart (opens in new tab), with others too discussing similar finds. Again, it seems that some Walmart locations may be holding on to units to sell on Cyber Monday. 

Wholesale retailers

Another set of retailers to keep an eye on are subscription-based wholesalers like Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s Wholesale Club. Because it requires a paid account to get access to these wholesalers, there are often fewer people jumping over each other to find a unit. If you don’t have a subscription to any of these retailers, ask a few friends or family members. 

Unfortunately, wholesalers tend to bundle new consoles with either extra games or accessories. So you will likely have to pay more than the standard $500.

Check at specific hours

Generally, retailers like to make stock available at certain times. The time when new Xbox Series X stock is most likely to be made available is at midnight ET, on certain days. Check all the retailers and you just might get lucky.

Other retailers favor times like 7 a.m. ET, for when customers wake up, while others will aim at midday to give everyone the best chance of finding a new Xbox Series X console. 

If the units are out of stock online, it might be worth going to a physical location. You must bring your membership card, or go with someone who has a membership. And be sure to wear a face mask (over your nose) or retail associates will ask you to leave. If none are available in store, then at least you can walk out with a $5 rotisserie chicken. 

Xbox Series X deals

Unfortunately, there are no Xbox Series X deals to report on at the moment. Demand for Microsoft's console is so high — and supply so low — that retailers simply have no incentive to offer Xbox Series X deals. And when Xbox Series X deals do show up, we expect the sales to come in the form of bundles and freebies rather than dollar-off discounts. 

However, it's possible to score Xbox Series X deals on games and accessories. Amazon frequently has Xbox controllers and accessories on sale, whereas Best Buy usually has  multiple games on sale. 

Xbox Series X restock — avoid the scalpers

One of the reasons for Xbox Series X and Series S stock shortages is due to scalpers snapping up large amounts of next-gen consoles in one big sweep and then selling them for extortionate prices; we’re taking thousands of dollars for a $499 games console. 

VGC reported that a now infamous PS5 scalper group going by the name of CrepChiefNotify managed to snap up 1,000 Xbox Series X consoles as soon as they became available at U.K. retailer Very. But in a twist of fate, Very cancelled 1,000 Xbox Series X pre-orders, somewhat torpedoing the efforts of the scalpers. 

As frustrating as it can be to find an Xbox Series X or Series S, we suggest you avoid buying a console from these scalpers. Paying massively over the odds for a console that doesn't have a huge range of new Xbox Series X games isn’t a shrewd move in our opinion. If you can hold out, Microsoft should have more Xbox Series X units to ship, as well as the promise of more exclusive games for the console. 

A note on Xbox Series X restocks

Xbox Series X restock is incredibly difficult to pin down. Despite our best efforts to bring you timely updates, Tom's Guide can't guarantee you'll be able to purchase an Xbox. Nevertheless, we are committed to bringing you up-to-the-minute information on all restocks as soon as they happen. 

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Amazon (opens in new tab) (check stock)
The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's new flagship console. It features 12 teraflops of graphics power, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and Blu-ray drive. It runs games at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with a max of 8K at 120 fps. The Editor's Choice console represents the pinnacle of Microsoft's gaming efforts. 

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Amazon (opens in new tab) (check stock)
The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's new flagship console. It features 12 teraflops of graphics power, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and Blu-ray drive. It runs games at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with a max of 8K at 120 fps. The Editor's Choice console represents the pinnacle of Microsoft's gaming efforts. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches 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.

  • deedubs
    Thanks for the links. I was actually clicking through them without much hope but was able to snag a system at Target. I'm still in shock as I head out the door to pick it up after receiving the confirmation that it's waiting for me at the store!
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  • JDS12451
    I was able to walk into Walmart two weeks ago and get my Series S. My local Walmart has had three shipments of them as far as I know. That's 4 Series S at a time so 12 total. Still haven't seen them in any other Walmart or anywhere else. Still can't get a Series X or PS5 yet either. I am fine with my Xbox One X (for physical disc) and Series S combo but really like to have the Series X.
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  • teehowls82
    JDS12451 said:
    I was able to walk into Walmart two weeks ago and get my Series S. My local Walmart has had three shipments of them as far as I know. That's 4 Series S at a time so 12 total. Still haven't seen them in any other Walmart or anywhere else. Still can't get a Series X or PS5 yet either. I am fine with my Xbox One X (for physical disc) and Series S combo but really like to have the Series X.
    If you're interested in the All Access deal, Game Stop still has some available. You have to apply for credit though. but it's a line of credit through Citizens and it works out to about $37/mo for 24 months, and you get the Xbox Series X with 2 years of Ultimate Game Pass. Total works out to about $840 after 2 years. Worth a look.
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  • ZardozTX
    Just got an XBOX Series X - with the 24 months of All Access s at BestBuy
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  • Bunz630
    Thank you so much for the detailed information on Xbox restock. I am very happy to inform, I was able to purchase a standalone console during today’s Walmart restock for Walmart+ members thanks to your update yesterday. I will be sure to spread the word about Toms Guide. You guys rock!
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  • tki7
    admin said:
    Xbox Series X restock ups for Twitter, Walmart, and other U.S. retailers.

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    Thank you! At around 11:15 AM, I purchased an Xbox Series X bundle from Game Stop with an Elite controller.
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  • Jahi11
    I got my Xbox series X from Minnesota as target has 3 display
    price @ $499. My cousin actually live @ Minnesota and call me letting me know. I send him the money. Fed Ex me @ 3 day to ct. Easy process. They still have 2 display as he told me the other day.
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  • Drisdane
    They (series X standalone) have been available since, at least, 6pm CST on the 22nd at the Walmart site, via your link. They are still available as of 7:30am. I got one, all because I checked randomly
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