Xbox Series X restock is currently available for anyone who wants a console. The Microsoft Store has consoles for $499 via this link (opens in new tab). Microsoft also has refurbished consoles back in stock.
Meanwhile, Microsoft recently announced a new Deep Pink Xbox Series X controller. While we search for more Xbox Series X restock online, we suggest you check the retailers listed below. 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. Also, make sure to check out our pick of the best Xbox Series X alternatives available.
Where to buy Xbox Series X: Restock links and updates
As of 5:20 p.m. ET on May 24, the Microsoft Store and Best Buy have Xbox Series X restock available. The standalone consoles are selling for list price at $499.
Xbox Series X restock tracker — where to look
Xbox Series X — latest news and rumors
Microsoft Store is now selling refurbished units. These Xbox Series X consoles have been thoroughly vetted by Microsoft, and sell for $469 but you must also purchase a game and extra controller at the same time.
If you still need some help scoring a restock, make sure to read our up-to-date Xbox Series X restock tips guide. This article walks you through the process of buying a console at every major retailer including which premium memberships get you early access. It’ll help you be prepared for the next Xbox Series X stock drop at your chosen retailer.
In related news, the demand for the Xbox Series X is sure to be further boosted by the news that Microsoft is set to acquire Activision Blizzard in a $68.7 billion deal. This is the single biggest acquisition in gaming history, and the ramifications for both the industry and gamers are sure to be sizeable.
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 (opens in new tab) and Wario64 (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab) and GameStop (opens in new tab). 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 at Microsoft
Xbox Series X at Best Buy
Xbox Series X at GameStop
Xbox Series X at Target
Xbox Series X at Walmart
Xbox Series X at Lenovo
Xbox Series S at Newegg
Where to buy Xbox Series X buying tips and resources
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.
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.
Slickdeals, the online deal repository, has a forum thread (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) a few of these groups.
And be sure to subscribe to the Xbox Series X subreddit (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab), with others too discussing similar finds. Again, it seems that some Walmart locations may be holding on to units to sell on Cyber Monday.
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.
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.