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Xbox Series X Is Currently in Stock at Microsoft

If you haven't managed to snag yourself a Series X yet, now is the time.

James Bricknell Senior Editor
James has been writing about technology for years but has loved it since the early 90s. While his main areas of expertise are maker tools -- 3D printers, vinyl cutters, paper printers, and laser cutters -- he also loves to play board games and tabletop RPGs.
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  • 6 years working professionally in the 3D printing space / 4 years testing consumer electronics for large websites.
James Bricknell
An Xbox Series X with controller

Like most next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X has been hard to find. While not as difficult to get as the PlayStation 5, the Series X has been tough enough to snag that it's still noticeable when it comes in stock. However, Microsoft seems to have a few in stock at this very minute, though how long that will last, we don't know.

Right now, you can buy the stand-alone console for $499.99, and the page does give you the option to add Game Pass Ultimate -- the best deal in video games right now -- an extra controller or the accidental damage cover. I would seriously consider getting Game Pass Ultimate if you do pick up an Xbox Series X. It offers many games you can play, not just on your new Series X but also on your phone and PC. It really is a bargain.

And if you were wondering if this is a bad time to buy due to Amazon Prime Day being just around the corner, don't be. While Amazon has a new and helpful reservation system, it still has no consoles in stock and is unlikely to have any at a discounted price. The Series X is still too rare to need discount pricing.