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Xbox Series X restock updates today — where to buy the Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X restock
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Spotting where to buy the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is a tricky undertaking. Not only is Xbox Series X inventory low, but Xbox Series X restocks sell out quickly when they come back in. 

As such, we're here to help you be in with a chance of securing an Xbox Series X or Series S, checking all major U.S. retailers for restocks daily. So 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. 

As of 9:30 p.m. ET on February 27, Best Buy still has the Xbox Series S in stock for $299. Just keep in mind that stock may vary based on your zip code/region. (You must purchase the console online and pick up in-store). 

GamesStop has the Xbox Series X. But consoles have to be purchased via Xbox All-Access, which includes a 24-month Game Pass Ultimate subscription. It costs $34.99 per month for 24 months.

Otherwise, the Xbox Series X remains sold out at all major U.S. retailers. Microsoft has warned that Xbox Series X inventory will be in short supply until June. In the meantime, you can check the following retailers to see who may have Xbox Series X restocks.

Xbox Series X w/ Game Pass: $34.99/month over 24 months @ GameStop
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. It comes with a 24-month Game Pass Ultimate membership. View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 at Best Buy
The Xbox Series S is also listed at Best Buy for $299. The console is available for purchase online with in-store pickup. Availability is based on your location/zip code. View Deal

If you want to gain an edge, check out these Twitter accounts to follow for Xbox Series X restocks.

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: Restock retailers

We've included handy links to every notable store page below, where you can sign up to be notified on the latest news around Xbox Series X availability. 

Xbox Series X at Amazon

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Amazon
Amazon is one of many retailers selling the Xbox Series X, though you'll want to act fast. This is the first place anyone looking at where to buy Xbox Series X will look.View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 @ Amazon
Amazon has a listing for the Xbox Series S, but it's been mostly out of stock since launch day. They do link to resellers offering it for much more, but it's not worth the added expense.View Deal

Xbox Series X at Microsoft

Xbox Series X: $499 at Microsoft
You can get a Series X from Microsoft directly. As with other stores, we expect Microsoft's stock to go quickly, so we recommend bookmarking this page. Microsoft does list other retailers that sell Xbox Series X, and gives restock updates.View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 at Microsoft
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. View Deal

Xbox Series X at Best Buy

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is one of many stores selling the Xbox Series X, though we expect it to go fast at the mega-retailer. Keep checking back for midnight Xbox Series X restocks at Best Buy — it's probably the only way you'll get one from here.View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 at Best Buy
The Xbox Series S is also listed at Best Buy for $299, or as low as $25 per month with financing options. Like the Xbox Series X, it goes in and out of stock at this retailer.
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Xbox Series X at GameStop

Xbox Series X: $499 @ GameStop
The Xbox Series X and Series S are both listed at GameStop, and the retailer also frequently offers its own bundles with games and accessories, so keep an eye out for those.View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 at GameStop
The Xbox Series S is typically sold as part of a bundle at GameStop. The bundle typically includes a free game and gift card. View Deal

Xbox Series X at Target

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Target
Target is selling the Xbox Series X, as well as the Series S. Check back often for Xbox Series X restock inventory.View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 at Target
The Xbox Series S is available at Target for $299. Keep an eye on this store page.
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Xbox Series X at Walmart

Xbox Series X: $34.99/month at Walmart
Walmart has the Xbox Series X in stock. However, you'll need to purchase it via a Citizens One line of credit. You'll pay $34.99/month over 24 months for your Xbox Series X and a 24-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. In total, you'll pay $839.76 if approved. View Deal

Xbox Series X: $499 at Walmart
The Xbox Series X is being sold at Walmart, but stock is usually sold out. You can sign up for in-stock alerts, though.View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 at Walmart
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.View Deal

Xbox Series X at Lenovo

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Lenovo
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. View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 @ Lenovo
Lenovo also offers the Series S, but like most others, is currently out of stock.View Deal

Xbox Series S at Newegg

Xbox Series S: $299 @ Newegg
The Xbox Series S is on sale at Newegg, but there's no stock available at the time of writing. View Deal

Where to buy Xbox Series X buying tips and resources

Apart from refreshing retailer websites, there are other online channels where you can keep 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 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 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 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 a few of these groups.

And be sure to subscribe to the Xbox Series X subreddit. 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, 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 significant times

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. 

Where to buy Xbox Series X: 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.