Chances to buy an Xbox Series X in the lull between Christmas and New Year's are going to be very few and far between. But given we saw a very modest trickle last week, it's not completely unreasonable to hope some Xbox Series X stock will turn up at some online stores and we've got all the links to check in on below.
In the US, Best Buy and Walmart were the last places to let us buy the Xbox Series X (and Series S) late in December, but it's quiet over the Christmas break at both stores. In the UK, AO.com randomly had some Series S stock in the other day, but otherwise, it's been super quiet. We've got a guide on where to buy a PS5 too, but finding Sony stock seems to be even more difficult right now in all honesty.
After the links below, you'll find some more detailed updates on the latest situations at individual retailers. Keep checking back in on this guide as we'll be updating it next time we get warnings of Xbox Series X stock coming back online.
Where to buy Xbox Series X
Our pro tip for finding Xbox Series X stock is to open up the retailer tabs keep refreshing them when you can. We will of course be updating this page as soon as we hear about any updates on when you'll be able to buy an Xbox Series X or when to next expect stock. Do keep an eye on those prices though as we've seen some third-party merchants on Amazon and other sites go past the usual asking price.
- USA Xbox Series X ($499.99): Amazon | Best Buy | Walmart | Microsoft | Target | B&H Photo | Newegg | Lenovo | StockX
- USA Xbox Series S ($299.99): Amazon | Best Buy | Walmart | Microsoft | Target | B&H Photo | Newegg | Lenovo | StockX
- Canada Xbox Series X ($599.99): Best Buy | Amazon | Walmart
- Canada Xbox Series S ($379.99): Best Buy | Amazon | Walmart
- UK Xbox Series X (£449.99): Amazon | Very | Argos | Microsoft | Currys | John Lewis | Box | BT
- UK Xbox Series S (£249.99): Amazon | Very | Argos | Microsoft | Currys | John Lewis | Box | BT
Where to buy Xbox Series X - USA
It's been quiet on the Xbox Series X stock front for a while to be honest, but as the biggest online store in the world, it's still the one we'd check first every day. Sometimes the listing page goes missing, so you might have to search manually. After recent showings from Best Buy and Walmart, we think Amazon is due to show something.
Best Buy recently confirmed it would not be getting any more Xbox Series X stock into its physical stores for the rest of the year, so online is your best bet. With Series X stock spotted briefly just days before Christmas, we wouldn't give up on Best Buy this year. We'll keep checking and update this guide if we get any fresh intel again.
Walmart took us all by surprise a few times in late December, by putting both the Series X and Series S up for sale a few times, one time not long after Best Buy ran a brief sale. Of course, that stock sold out too, but it took a little longer due to not as many people knowing about it. Walmart might well be your dark horse before January. It'll be online only though, so don't bother heading into a store and pestering the staff as nothing's happening there until next year.
You'd think this would be your strongest source of Xbox Series X stock, but we've found the Microsoft store to be incredibly slow with any launches. It must have been pretty slammed for the most part as it seemed to take a long time for listings to appear. Always worth checking though of course.View Deal
Where to buy Xbox Series X - UK
Checking Amazon every day is still a solid piece of advice as stock has briefly appeared a few times recently, but it's so fleeting and at such random times of day we're not entirely sure reports are always genuine. Even so, as the UK's biggest online store, you'd be mad to write them off.
Talk about a people's champ. A group of scalpers using bots recently boasted on Twitter about how it had bought a thousand Xbox Series X units here. Very worked out which orders they were and canceled the lot of them. For that reason, we're hopeful that stock will come back online for genuine individual buyers to have a crack at. Very isn't particularly a site everyone thinks of first when it comes to buying an Xbox Series X, so competition isn't quite as insane as at some of the other popular UK stores.
We've arguably seen Currys get Xbox Series X restocks more frequently than anyone else in the UK and times and dates have sometimes been announced in advance too, making the store one of the more organized of the usual suspects. However, this has meant competition from other buyers has been massive and Currys has often utilized the dreaded digital queue system which of course often ends in disappointment by the time you get a turn.
Tired of missing out to scalpers? Box has been the dark horse for next-gen of late getting way more stock in around launch than e expected. But it's trying something different right now as it's letting customers put their contact details into an online ballot for a fair chance to buy an Xbox Series X when it's in stock week. This should hopefully get around the scalpers. Check out the full details at their site here. Time's almost up on this one though.
We expected more of John Lewis, but it's been really slow with Xbox Series X stock, with none at all during the initial pre-order phase and not much else since in all honesty. However, John Lewis would be one of our preferred places to buy an Xbox Series X as its electronics come with a two-year guarantee at no extra cost compared to the regular single year you get everywhere else.
Xbox Series X accessories
Picking up a spare controller or one of the best Xbox Series X headsets might be a smart move sooner rather than later just-in-case stock shortages on these items become an issue the closer we get to Christmas.
If you're not quite ready to drop the cash tomorrow take a look at Josh's Xbox Series X review and Xbox Series S review for the full verdicts and be sure to keep an eye on our regularly-updated guides to the latest Xbox Series X bundle deals and PS5 deals.