Finding Microsoft’s Xbox Series X in stock is still difficult, but it’s not impossible. In this guide we’ll help you get an Xbox Series X and avoid paying marked-up prices on sites like eBay.
We still haven’t seen Xbox Series X stock improve much as we push into the holiday season. While we might see incremental improvements, we expect stock at retailers in the United States, and elsewhere, to remain in flux in the months ahead.
In fact, the chip shortage impacting these consoles could stretch into next year which means Xbox Series X stock may not fully recover until 2022 or later.
If you’re intent on forging ahead, we have links to check for stock and a guide on how to get a notification when the Xbox Series X is in stock at a retailer so you can quickly order one.
Where to Find the Xbox Series X in Stock Now
The Xbox Series X is sold at several stores directly, and you can buy it on resale sites like eBay if you’re willing to pay a premium.
Here’s a rundown of where you can check for Xbox Series X stock manually. Manually checking is smart because it will give you an edge on those who aren’t keeping regular tabs on the console’s availability.
- Check Amazon Xbox Series X Stock
- Check Microsoft Xbox Series X Stock
- Check Best Buy Xbox Series X Stock
- Check GameStop Xbox Series X Stock
- Check Walmart Xbox Series X Stock
- Check Target Xbox Series X Stock
You can use these links to check for the Xbox Series S in stock to save $200 if you don’t need a disc drive or as much graphical power.
- Check Amazon Xbox Series S Stock
- Check Microsoft Xbox Series S Stock
- Check Best Buy Xbox Series S Stock
- Check GameStop Xbox Series S Stock
- Check Walmart Xbox Series S Stock
- Check Target Xbox Series S Stock
Keep in mind, most of these retailers let you sign up for an in-stock alert. We recommend using this if the option is available.
How to Find the Xbox Series X in Stock
If you don’t want to manually check the stock at stores, you can sign up to get tracking alerts from NowInStock. You can use these in addition to any in-stock alerts that retailers allow you to set up directly. Here’s how to do that:
- Go to the Xbox Series X page on NowInStock.
- Register for a free account at NowInStock.
- Check your inbox for a verification email and click the correct link to verify.
- Go back to the Xbox Series X NowInStock page.
- Click Add/Manage alerts in the right corner of the screen.
- Add an item to track it.
You can get browser alerts, text alerts, or email alerts when the model you want is in stock.
You can also see the history of when the Xbox Series X is in stock at specific retailers. Use this to know when you should manually check for stock or when you should expect an alert.
How to Get an Xbox Series X Right Now
We were able to snag an Xbox Series X with quick shipping via Xbox All Access so if you want a new console immediately, this is certainly a route to consider if you want the console ASAP.
If you don’t want to mess around with retailers, you can look for stock on eBay. People are selling their Xbox Series X on eBay for several hundred dollars more than its normal price point. That’s obviously far from ideal, but it’s an option if you’re getting tired of waiting.
Be careful to read the listing before you buy. We’ve seen questionable listings in the months since the Xbox Series X release. eBay is usually pretty good at closing them down, but you’ll still want to exercise caution.
Pre-Order Elden Ring If You Love Soulsborne Games
If you absolutely love Soulsborne games, pre-ordering Elden Ring is probably a no-brainer.
If you had a great time with Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, Bloodborne, and/or Sekiro, this game will be right up your alley.
From the trailer and information that we currently have, it looks like Elden Ring pulls in elements from all of FromSoftware's previous titles.
The game features "a vast and seamless landscape with natural weather and time-of-day progression" which you'll be able to traverse on foot or horseback. You can do it alone or with friends.
The developer says Elden Ring's world is filled with "grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title."
Like previous games, there will be action-RPG elements as well. FromSoftware says "role-playing and customization options allow players to define their own unique playstyle."
And then there's the lore. Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, have teamed up to create the game's characters and stories.
Elden Ring is the next evolution of Souls games so if that's something you're interested in, you might want to put in a pre-order and start counting down the days until February.
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