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

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Xbox Series X restocks have been alive and kicking throughout this week's sales, and there's still plenty of opportunity to buy in Cyber Monday Xbox Series X deals as well. Walmart is slated for another drop on Monday November 29, with its latest stock drop scheduled for 12pm ET. However, these consoles will be reserved for Walmart Plus members. 

That's a trend we're seeing a lot more of recently - retailers locking their biggest stock drops behind pay walls. If you're looking to get a new console as quickly as possible, then, it might be worth jumping into some of these memberships for a month or so. 

We certainly hope some more Xbox Series X restocks are on the way over the next week, anyway - it's actually harder to find a Series X right now than it is a PS5 restock (not that you'll easily get your hands on Sony's console either). With that in mind, we've put together all the advice we can on where to buy Xbox Series X... or how to give yourself the best odds of success, at least. 

In general, though, we wouldn't expect Xbox Series X restock woes to end any time soon. With Microsoft itself announcing that shortages will likely continue well into 2022, it doesn't look like these supply issues will let up any time soon.

Keep checking back on this guide if you're not successful right away, as we'll be updating it next time we get warnings of Xbox Series X stock coming online.

Where can I buy Xbox Series X?

Our pro tip for finding Xbox Series X stock is to familiarise yourself with previous drop patterns. Walmart tends to offer a chance to buy Xbox Series X on Thursday, for example. You can check out the most recent Xbox Series X restocks below.

USA

Walmart: Check for updates (last seen November 22)
Microsoft: Check for updates (last seen October 28) 
Amazon: Check for updates (last seen November 24)
Best Buy: Check for updates (last seen November 18)
Dell: Check for updates (last seen August 25)
GameStop: Check for updates (last seen November 26)
Target: Check for updates (last seen November 12)
Newegg: Check for updates (last seen May)
Lenovo: Check for updates (last seen March)

UK

Amazon: Check for updates
Very: Check for updates
Argos: Check for updates
Microsoft: Check for updates
Currys: Check for updates
John Lewis: Check for updates
BT: Check for updates

Where to buy Xbox Series S

We've seen the Xbox Series S in stock far more often than the Xbox Series X, which means those who just want to pick up the cheaper console should have a better time of finding availability on the shelves.

Where to buy Xbox Series X - USA

Walmart

Walmart
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
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

Amazon
It had been quiet on the Xbox Series X stock front at Amazon for a long time, but new stock has been filtering in a little more often now. 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
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
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.

Target

Target
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, and even had units on a Sunday once. Target's Xbox stock is also regional with in-store pickup often required, so you might get lucky in your zipcode. Head on over and see!

Where to buy Xbox Series X - UK

Amazon

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.