Finding the Xbox Series X in stock is still difficult, but not impossible. In this guide we’ll help you get an Xbox Series X and avoid paying exorbitant prices for Microsoft’s console.
We still haven’t seen Xbox Series X stock improve a whole lot as we push deeper into the year. While we’ll probably see incremental improvements, we expect stock at retailers in the United States, and elsewhere, to remain in flux in the months, and perhaps even years, ahead.
The chip shortage impacting these consoles could stretch well into 2022 which means Xbox Series X stock may not fully recover until later this year. The Biden administration believes the chip shortage will stretch into the second half of 2022.
That being said, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger tells CNBC the chip shortage could last until 2024. Initially the company believed the shortages would end in 2023.
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 directly at a variety of retailers. If you can’t find stock there, you can buy a console on resale sites like eBay if you’re willing to pay a premium.
Here’s a rundown of where you can manually check for Xbox Series X stock. Manually checking for stock 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 Costco 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 StockX Xbox Series X Stock
- Check Target Xbox Series X Stock
You can also 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 horsepower.
- Check Amazon Xbox Series S Stock
- Check Costco 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 StockX Xbox Series S Stock
- Check Target Xbox Series S Stock
Keep in mind, some of these retailers let you sign up for an in-stock alert. We recommend using this method 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 you 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 Xbox Series X is in stock at your preferred retailer, or any retailer if you don’t care who you buy it from.
You can also see the history of when the Xbox Series X has been in stock at specific retailers. You can use this to figure out when you should manually check for stock or when you should expect an alert.
How to Get an Xbox Series X Right Now
Last fall we were able to snag an Xbox Series X with quick shipping via Xbox All Access. So if you want your new console immediately, this is certainly a route to consider.
If you don’t want to mess around with manually tracking stock at various retailers, you can look for stock on eBay. People are selling the Xbox Series X on eBay for a lot more than MSRP. 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 year since the Xbox Series X release. eBay is usually pretty good at closing them down, but you’ll still want to exercise caution.
Install iOS 15.7.9 for Better Security
If security is important to you, you'll want to think about installing Apple's iOS 15.7.9 update right away.
iOS 15.7.9 brings a new security patch to iPhone. It addresses an issue where hackers could gain access via PassKit (Apple Wallet) image. For more information, head over to Apple's website.
As for older updates, iOS 15.7.8 had 10 security patches on board. These patches are essential if you want to keep your device and its data safe from harm. Apple's outlined the changes in detail and they're worth a look.
iOS 15.7.7 brought three security patches to iPhone models lingering on iOS 15. For more about them, head over to Apple's security site.
iOS 15.7.6 had several security updates on board. For more information about those patches, head here.
The iOS 15.7.5 update patched up actively exploited vulnerabilities making it an extremely important upgrade for your iPhone. To learn more about the patches, check out Apple's guide.
iOS 15.7.4 brought important security fixes to older iPhone models as well. If you want to learn more about these changes, check out Apple's guide.
iOS 15.7.3 also brought a batch of security patches to iPhone. You can learn more about these changes right here.
iOS 15.7.2 brought numerous patches along with it. For more about them, head over to Apple's website for more details.
iOS 15.7.1 update brought 17 security patches with it while iOS 15.7 delivered 11 security patches to iPhone. If you want a look at the details, head over to Apple's security site for more information.
If you missed iOS 15.6.1, it had two security patches on board. You can read more about the pair on Apple's website.
If you missed Apple's iOS 15.6 update, it had 30+ security upgrades on board. You can learn more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 15.5 it brought 27 new security patches to the iPhone. You can learn more about these patches over on Apple's security site.
If you missed iOS 15.4.1, it had one new security patch on board. You can read more about it over on Apple's website.
If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. If you want to learn more about these patches, head on over to Apple's security site for the particulars.
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more about it, head over to Apple's security page.
If you missed iOS 15.3, you'll also get its patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches to iPhone users. If you're interested in the details, you can read more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you'll get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about the change over on Apple's website.
If you missed Apple's iOS 15.2 update, you'll get its 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about them over on the company's security site.
iOS 15.2 also included some important upgrades to privacy. The software brought the company's App Privacy Report to Settings. This lets you see how often your apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 brought Apple's communication safety features for kids. You'll find these features in the Messages app, in Siri, in Spotlight, and in Search.
If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.7.9 will bring its security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about them on Apple's website.
If you missed iOS 15.0.2 you'll also get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it right here.
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you'll be moving up from iOS 14 and you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.
Apple's updated its website with new information about iOS 15's batch of security patches. The company now says the software patched up an issue that could have exposed a user's private Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also says iOS 15 patched up an issue that allowed apps to override Privacy preferences.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or any older versions of iOS, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.7.9 update as well.
In addition to those patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Siri. Requests made to Siri are now processed on the device itself using Neural Engine. This makes it more secure.
If you're an Apple Card user, you'll now get a security code that changes regularly to use when you make online transactions.
Apple's also included a built-in authenticator that's similar to Google Authenticator. This will let you generate verification codes for enhanced sign-in security under your Passwords.
There's also a Mail feature that hides your IP address.
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