Finding a Microsoft Xbox Series X (or Series S, for that matter) is like participating in an elaborate game of hide-and-seek. It's out there somewhere; on any given day, stores including Best Buy, GameStop and Microsoft may suddenly have an Xbox restock. We're doing our best to notify you when that happens, but in the meantime you can try your luck by using our Xbox Series X inventory links below.
If you do happen upon some Xbox Series X availability and find yourself in a queue to complete the check-out process, use as many devices and web browsers as you can. On a desktop, for example, you could open the store page in Chrome, Edge and Firefox. Then you could do likewise on your phone and tablet. It's like with lottery tickets: The more you have, the better your chances of winning.
Twitter remains a useful resource for many gamers checking on restock news, but even when the leads are credible, there's rarely more than a few minutes' warning and inventory sells out within minutes. Even so, better times are ahead -- just not this week.
One tip: Seek out the $500 retail price and avoid those costly retailer bundles, which include extraneous controllers, accessories and games. Even better, if you don't have a 4K TV and don't expect to get one anytime soon, get the Xbox Series S instead to save $200.
Currently, there's no inventory to be had anywhere, but we're keeping an eye on Twitter and other sources of news, and we'll keep you up to date on what retailers such as Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, GameStop and Target are planning. What follows is a list of the majorretailers selling 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. Here you'll find the latest specs, announced game titles, details on the new controller and more.
Are you already getting desperate? Are you willing to pay a premium of hundreds of dollars over the list price? Listen, we wouldn't do this and we don't recommend you do it, either. But if you want to take that path, StockX is a reputable eBay-style site that will let you buy and sell new Xbox and PS5 models -- as long as you're willing to pay upward of $600.
To be clear, 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've decided you simply can't wait another moment, the average Xbox Series X price on eBay is about $800.