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Thelaunched on Nov. 10 of last year and has been consistently sold out at major retailers ever since. It's in incredibly high demand thanks in part to its bleeding-edge specifications (in theory, it supports up to 8K displays and a 120Hz refresh rate, for example) despite the fact that the gaming experience on the Series X isn't substantially different from what you get today with an Xbox One. Of course, as the library of expands, that'll change. The $500 Xbox Series X is the console to get if you want to be completely future-proofed, though if you don't have a -- and don't plan to get one anytime soon -- the can save you $200.
For the latest news on inventory updates, check back here frequently. You can monitor Xbox availability on your own as well -- Twitter is a popular (if not entirely reliable) source of restock rumors. But here at CNET, we occasionally get word directly from retailers and other tipsters about upcoming inventory restocks, and when we do, we put out the word immediately.
This much is true: It will probably be months before normal inventory levels appear in stores, so getting your own Xbox before summer is likely to be a challenge..
After this list of related stories, you'll find a list of all the major retailers (and high-profile resellers) where you can monitor stock and availability.
Xbox Series X Restock Possibilities
You can find both the Xbox Series X and the less expensive Series S from the same Amazon product page.
This is the product page for the Xbox Series at GameStop.
Here's where to find the Xbox Series X at Best Buy (when inventory drops).
You might also want to visit the retailer's Xbox landing page to see both new consoles, but here's the product page for the Xbox Series X.
If you want to get the latest on the Xbox Series X, there's probably nowhere better than Microsoft's own Xbox Series X home page.
This is Target's product page for the Xbox Series X.
This is where you can purchase the Xbox Series X at Newegg when the retailer has inventory.
We highly recommend waiting for inventory to appear at ordinary retailers so you can buy an Xbox Series X at the regular retail price. But if you simply can't wait, be advised that the average Xbox Series X price on eBay is about $800.
Are you willing to pay a premium of hundreds of dollars over the list price? We don't recommend doing that, but StockX is a reputable eBay-style site that will let you buy a new Xbox -- as long as you're willing to pay $650 or more.
This story is updated frequently with the latest Xbox Series X inventory news.
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