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

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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 restock is currently available. Walmart and GameStop have XSX bundles available via All Access. (You'll find all the links below).  

While we search for more Xbox Series X news and hints, we suggest you check the retailers listed below. Do make sure to bookmark and regularly refresh this page, as that should put you in a good position to secure fresh Xbox Series X stock when it arrives. 

As of 9:50 p.m. ET on September 23, there is no standalone Xbox Series X restock available. However, Walmart and GameStop currently have the Xbox Series X available with All Access. (It requires that you open a new line of credit and pay $34.99/month over the span of 24 months for your console. It comes with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). 

Xbox Series X All Access: $34/month @ Walmart
Walmart now has Xbox Series X restock. The console is available via Xbox Series X All Access. That means you'll need to open a line of credit with Citizens One and you'll pay $34.99 per month over the span of 24 months for your Xbox Series X console. You also get 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.View Deal

Xbox Series X All Access: $34/month @ GameStop
GameStop also has the Xbox Series X in stock via All Access. That means you'll need to open a line of credit with Citizens One and you'll pay $34.99 per month over the span of 24 months for your Xbox Series X console. You also get 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.View Deal

Xbox Series S bundle: was $389 now $364 @ Antonline
Antonline has a variety of Xbox Series S bundles on sale for $364. The bundles include the Nyko Core Wired Gaming Headset and an extra Xbox controller. You can get the bundle with a Pulse Red, Electric Volt, or Shock Blue controller. View Deal

Xbox Series S bundle: $344 @ GameStop
GameStop has the Xbox Series S bundled with a 3-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. The subscription includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, over 100 high-quality games, and access to EA Play at no additional cost.View Deal

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Amazon (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. It's currently out of stock.View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 @ Amazon (check stock)
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). View Deal

Xbox Series X restock tracker — where to look

Xbox Series X — latest news and rumors 

It's quiet on the Xbox Series X restock front. The console has once again become the harder of the two in-demand next-gen machines to buy, but if you desperately want a console right now there is in fact a way to get hold of one immediately. 

Walmart still has the console available via the Xbox All Access scheme. To partake you'll need to open a line of credit and pay $34.99 per month over the span of 24 months for your Xbox Series X console. (Or $24.99/month for the Series S). In both cases, you also get 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. There are also several retailers including Antonline and GameStop that have the Xbox Series S available via bundles. 

Best Buy will be holding its first-ever in-store Xbox Series X restock today (September 23). The reports originally came from our sister site TechRadar and have since been confirmed by the retailer itself. There won't be an online restock at the same time, so you'll have to venture out to a local Best Buy for this drop. 

Meanwhile, Target announced a huge change to how it handles Xbox Series X restocks. No longer will it be waiting to drop stock in batches as it does with PS5 restock, instead Xbox Series X consoles will be available to buy when stores receive stock. 

This essentially means that Target will no longer have nationwide stock drops, and instead, the console will just be available when each individual location receives inventory. We saw this new system come into effect last month when several Target stores offered the Xbox Series X for sale. 

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 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
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. View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 @ Amazon
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.View Deal

Xbox Series X at Microsoft

Xbox Series X: $499 at Microsoft
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.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. 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. View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 at Best Buy
Best Buy also carries the Xbox Series S for $299. It's currently out of stock, but still a store worth checking. View Deal

Xbox Series X at GameStop

Xbox Series X: $499 @ GameStop
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. 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. They're currently out of stock.View Deal

Xbox Series X at Target

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Target
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. View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 at Target
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. View Deal

Xbox Series X at Walmart

Xbox Series X: $499 at Walmart
The Xbox Series X is offered at Walmart, but stock is now 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
Newegg doesn't offer restock events per se. Instead they offer raffles, where shoppers can win a chance to purchase a next-gen console. View Deal

Where to buy Xbox Series X buying tips and resources

Xbox Series X restock

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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 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 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. 

  • 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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