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Halo Infinite Xbox Series X console: Preorders ended for now, Xbox says

It's unclear whether preorders for the limited-edition Xbox Series X bundle will open back up closer to launch.

The upcoming release of Halo Infinite has only increased demand for the constantly sold-out Xbox Series X, and the new limited-edition Halo Infinite Series X console was no exception, selling out soon after preorders opened. If you weren't able to secure an order for the $550 Halo Infinite Xbox Series X bundle early on, you may not have another chance for some time. A Microsoft representative said, "Due to high demand, all preorders that have been listed have sold out very quickly. Check with your favorite retailer for additional details and availability." The official Xbox manufacturer account has been replying to customer questions at GameStop and Amazon with a similar message.

Considering the fact that some stores -- Best Buy and Amazon -- never opened preorders for this bundle in the first place, it's unclear whether stock will eventually become available there prior to launch. Both stores currently have placeholder listings. It's possible we could see preorders open back up closer to the bundle's Nov. 25 release date, but it seems as though stock has run dry for the time being. Still, it's worth keeping an eye on listings in case of a surprise drop.

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The Xbox Series X Halo Infinite limited-edition bundle costs $550, a $50 premium, though you do get a copy of the game.

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The new limited-edition Xbox Series X features a stunning Halo Infinite design and comes with a matching controller as well as a digital copy of the game. Though the console bundle releases Nov. 25, Halo Infinite itself is out Dec. 8.

We're continuing to track availability for the new Xbox Series X limited-edition bundle. In the meantime, here's the current state of console bundle preorders.

Xbox Series X Halo Infinite bundle preorders

A listing for the Xbox Series X Halo bundle is up at Amazon, but preorders haven't yet gone live. At this point, it's unclear whether Amazon will stock the bundle prior to launch.

An Xbox Series X Halo Infinite bundle listing is also live at Best Buy, but as with Amazon, we haven't seen preorders go live there yet. It's unclear whether Best Buy will open preorders for this console bundle prior to its release date.

GameStop restocked the Halo Xbox Series X bundle on Aug. 31 in an early-access sale for PowerUp Rewards Pro members. It sold out quickly, but you can check for current availability below.

Walmart's Xbox Series X Halo Infinite bundle went up for preorder on Aug. 25 and quickly sold out. Walmart generally announces its console restocks ahead of time, and if it does another round for the Halo Series X console, we'll include that information here as soon as we get it.

Preorders went live (and sold out) at the Xbox Store on Aug. 25, but you can check for availability below.

Preorders went live at Target on Aug. 25 and quickly sold out. You can check for current availability below. 

Scalper pricing is already out of control, with listings on eBay exceeding $1,500 for the Halo Xbox Series X bundle. It's unsurprising that resellers had a heyday with the limited-edition bundle, given how things have gone with next-gen console restocks over the past year, but it's a disappointing reality all the same. As always, we do recommend holding out to buy the console bundle at list price if you can. 

In addition to the Xbox Series X Halo Infinite limited-edition console, Microsoft is releasing a Halo Infinite limited-edition Elite Series 2 controller on Nov. 25. This gamepad has a different design from the one in the console bundle; instead, it's green with a Master Chief-themed design and orange D-pad. The limited-edition controller is exclusive to GameStop and the Microsoft Store.

Seagate and Razer have teamed up with Microsoft to produce their own Halo-themed gear. Seagate's Halo Infinite special-edition Xbox game drive has a similar Master Chief design in Halo green and will be available this October for $100 (2TB) or $160 (5TB). Meanwhile, Razer has a new headset option for Xbox players with the Halo Infinite-edition Kairo Pro, which matches the game drive's design and supports Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth 5.0 for low-latency gaming. It sells for $170, and you can preorder it now. Both products will be released this October.