Xboxes are hot commodities this holiday shopping season. Here's how to find and buy an Xbox Series X and Series S this week amid high demand.
On Nov. 10, Microsoft's $500 Xbox Series X and the $300 Xbox Series S hit the market with plenty of fanfare. Since the debut, stores have quickly sold out of available options and others are quickly purchased as companies restock physical and virtual shelves. That said, it's been difficult for many individuals to purchase a new Xbox Series X and Series S. To assist, we've created a list of options to consider as stores receive shipments and restock shelves in the days ahead. We will update this article periodically with new information as items become available.
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Where to buy the Xbox Series X and Series S
On the Microsoft website, people can click a button to "select a retailer" to view available Series X and Series S options. Standalone Xbox Series X models are currently out of stock at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Walmart, according to the pop-up on Microsoft's site. Similarly, standalone Series S models were also out of stock at these retailers, per the Microsoft website.
We also tried to locate available Series S and Series X models on Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Walmart directly.
Both the Series X and Series S are unavailable at Best Buy. This could change throughout the day as the retailer receives shipments and restocks shelves. As we reported earlier this week, Best Buy often restock at midnight and shoppers may consider checking the website closer to the time.
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Both the Series X and the Series S digital edition are unavailable on GameStop. However, similar to other retailers, GameStop could restock shelves intermittently throughout the day. With such high demand, individuals may need to frequent a number of retailer websites and refresh the pages to potentially snag a model as they are made available.
On Thursday morning, Walmart Canada Gaming announced on Twitter that it had postponed an Xbox release originally scheduled for 12 pm Eastern. Both the Xbox Series X and Series S are unavailable on Walmart's website. Again, this could change as the store receives shipments and restocks shelves. On Amazon, the Series X is currently unavailable.
Earlier this week, Newegg was offering Series X and Series S bundle packs for $550 and $350 respectively, but these deals are no longer available. The standalone Series S and Series X are both unavailable.
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