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Xbox Series X stock updates: where to buy the new Xbox consoles

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Xbox Series X restocks were quieter than we liked over the summer months, but as we head into the busy shopping season things should start to get better. Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, and Microsoft have all come through recently, while Amazon and Target continue to disappoint with months of continued inactivity.

Hopefully, you won't have to wait this long, but we've put together guides on what to expect in the upcoming Black Friday Xbox Series X deals, and Cyber Monday Xbox Series X deals events in November.

As for right now, it's actually harder to find a Series X right now than it is a PS5 restock - not that you'll easily find Sony's console either. 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 and refresh 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.

Where to buy Xbox Series X - USA

Walmart

Walmart - last Xbox Series X restock seen October 7
With so many of the big stores going worryingly quiet for Series X restocks of late, it was great to see Walmart come back online with multiple drops recently.

If you have a Walmart nearby, it's worth checking out the current Walmart Plus 15-day free trial. It opens you up to discounted fuel, free super fast online delivery, and checkout-free shopping in-store.

Best Buy

Best Buy - last Xbox Series X stock seen October 6
In what's been a rough time for Xbox Series X restocks anywhere in the US, Best Buy had been waiting a few months until quite recently, so hopefully it will become more regular now.

Amazon US

Amazon - last Xbox Series X stock seen June 22
It's been quiet on the Xbox Series X stock front at Amazon for a long time now, 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 other stores, we think Amazon is long overdue.

Microsoft

Microsoft - last Xbox Series X restock seen October 7
Microsoft finally returned to the fray for the first time in a while recently. Hopefully, this means it'll return to Series X restocks several times a week. There's never any pre-warning though and the days/times lack any real pattern, so it's worth trying your luck at random. The Series S appears the most, but Xbox Series X restocks are improving.

GameStop

GameStop - last Xbox Series X stock seen October 7
Restocks often come in bundle form for the Series X, so look out for GameStop charging as much as possible for every single item in there too. After a quiet few weeks, GameStop did at least get some units in not so long ago.

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Target - last Xbox Series X stock seen June 23
We'd advise keeping an eye on Target on Wednesdays and Thursdays as it has form for getting Xbox Series X stock then - although it has been quiet lately. Target's Xbox stock is regional with in-store pickup often required so you might get lucky in your zipcode. So head on over and see!

Where to buy Xbox Series X - UK

Amazon US

Amazon
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.

Very

Very
We've seen more Xbox Series X restocks here than most other stores combined. You have to be quick to grab the ones that are selling the console on its own though as Very does save some stock to be sold as bundles with extras like a second controller or online sub. On the plus side, they're just at standard costs rather than ridiculously over-inflated prices.

Currys

Currys
Currys was amongst the most regular of restockers for the Series X late last year but has been much quieter so far in 2021. The digital queues are back when stock does appear so you'll have to hang on in there for up to an hour sometimes. The site is prone to falling over under the strain (maybe more on PS5 days), so it can be a frustrating experience.

Box.co.uk

Box.co.uk
Tired of missing out to scalpers? Box has been the dark horse for the new consoles of late and has been trying something different ahead of drops as it often opens up an online ballot where you effectively pop your email into a hat for a fair chance to buy an Xbox Series X when it's back in stock.

John Lewis

John Lewis
We expected more of John Lewis, but it's been really slow with Xbox Series X stock, with none at all around launch 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. At this rate though, you might be waiting until the autumn for it to get involved properly as it's just not getting anywhere near the same amount of stock as the stores above.

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 hit them too. For the full rundown on the most essential items, check out our guide to the best Xbox Series X accessories.

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Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X

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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.

Brendan Griffiths

Brendan is GamesRadar's Managing Editor of the Hardware & eCommerce team. Formerly the Deals Editor at our sister site, TechRadar, he's obsessed with finding the best tech, games, gadgets, and hardware at the lowest price. He spends way too much of his free time trying to decide what new things to watch on Netflix, then just rewatches It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia instead.