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

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More Xbox Series X stock is on the way, declared Xbox chief Phil Spencer as part of the gaming company's latest showcase. Finally, more than two years on, we'll be able to walk into your local store and pick up a console without any hassle. The good news is that online has been pretty decent throughout 2023 and things are now only set to get better. To find out where the latest Xbox Series X restock updates 

The good news is that we're coming across lots of top bundle offers, including the likes of Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and Call of Duty. There's even the odd small discount on the gaming machine, so there's something for everyone's gaming tastes. In the US, it's best to head over to Microsoft for a surefire supply of new consoles. These are coming in and out of stock pretty regularly, and with Amazon being a bit unreliable at the minute, it's your best shot. 

It's very different in the UK where we're seeing a steady stream of consoles available at Amazon with no invitation needed. Just add to your basket and away you go. Regardless. nothing is certain with Xbox Series X restocks. One minute there's a big supply, the next all gone. 

For everything else, head below to find the latest Xbox Series X restock updates and deals.

Where to buy Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X stock in the US

Xbox Series X | $499.00 at Amazon
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Xbox Series X | $499.00 at Amazon
Save $5 - Amazon US currently has Xbox Series X stock, however, only a few are left – so be quick. If not, make sure to sign up for an invitation via Amazon to get one when back in stock.

Xbox Series X – Diablo IV Bundle | $559.99 at Microsoft

Xbox Series X – Diablo IV Bundle | $559.99 at Microsoft
A new Xbox bundle has made its way to the Microsoft Store, packaging the Xbox Series X with a copy of Diablo IV. This is the standard price but with stock issues a bit up and down for this one, it's worth grabbing one if you're keen. 

Xbox Series X | $499.99 at Microsoft

Xbox Series X | $499.99 at Microsoft
Microsoft is still offering the Xbox Series X in stock this week - with a range of refurbished units on sale for $469.99 as well. It's currently sold out but we're hoping more are on the way soon. 

Xbox Series X + 24 months of Xbox Game Pass | $34.99 a month (x24) at Walmart

Xbox Series X + 24 months of Xbox Game Pass | $34.99 a month (x24) at Walmart
Another good alternative if you don't fancy paying out £500 all at once is Microsoft's Xbox All Access deal, which gets you the console, a wireless controller and a 24-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. 

This essentially means you won't have to pay out another penny for two years, as every Microsoft first-party game is made available to the service on day one. There are also plenty of third parties and indies that are changed up monthly, so you'll never run out of games to play. 

Xbox Series X (Refurbished)| $459.99 at GameStop

Xbox Series X (Refurbished)| $459.99 at GameStop
If you're happy not getting a completely new console, then GameStop offers a discounted rate of $40 for a refurbished Xbox Series X. You can find out more about the refurbished process via Xbox's site.

Xbox Series X – Forza Horizon 5 Bundle | $559.99 at Microsoft

Xbox Series X – Forza Horizon 5 Bundle | $559.99 at Microsoft
Fancy exploring Mexico in a Ferrari? Take home an Xbox Series X bundle with Forza Horizon 5 courtesy of the Microsoft Store. There are further add-ons, such as Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions that can be opted for too.

Xbox Series X stock in the UK

Xbox Series X + Forza Horizon 5 | £489.99 £469.95 at Amazon
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Xbox Series X + Forza Horizon 5 | £489.99 £469.95 at Amazon
Save £20 - Another popular option is this Xbox Series X bundle with Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition included. This gives you access to the Hot Wheels DLC for the game along with a nice £20 discount. Less than a fiver off its cheapest-ever price.

Xbox Series X – Diablo IV Bundle | £489.99 £469.99 at Smyths Toys
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Xbox Series X – Diablo IV Bundle | £489.99 £469.99 at Smyths Toys
Save $20 - The new Diablo IV Xbox Series X bundle is now available at a discounted rate at Smyths. These offers are rare to come by at the minute, so take advantage quick.

Xbox Series X + Forza Horizon 5 + Hogwarts Legacy | £549.97 £509.99 at Smyths Toys
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Xbox Series X + Forza Horizon 5 + Hogwarts Legacy | £549.97 £509.99 at Smyths Toys
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A new bundle at Smyths lets you take home the new console along with a copy of racing title Forza Horizon 5 and Hogwarts Legacy, the new Harry Potter RPG. It's a saving of £40 when compared to purchasing separately.

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 finding availability on the shelves. 

We've even seen a handful of Xbox Series S deals hitting the market in the last few months as well – most notably, hitting a new record low amid Black Friday. If you're torn between the two, we're also rounding up all the Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S differences.

Xbox Series S | £249.99 £244.00 at Amazon
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Xbox Series S | £249.99 £244.00 at Amazon
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Now that Microsoft's Xbox Series S holiday console has sold out in the UK, the cheapest price for a standalone can be found on Amazon for £5 off the typical cost.

Xbox Series S holiday value bundle£249.99 £244.95 at AmazonSave £5 -

Xbox Series S holiday value bundle | £249.99 £244.95 at Amazon
Save £5 - Better still, if you fancy getting a couple of extra add-ons with the all-digital Xbox Series S, Microsoft's Gilded Hunter bundle arrives with nine in-game cosmetics and virtual currency across Fortnite, Rocket League, and Fall Guys. They're essentially free add-ons, so what's to lose? 

Where to buy Xbox Series X - US

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Microsoft
Microsoft has comfortably held the Xbox Series X in stock for a while. That means it's the best place to pick up the console right now - and you'll even find the odd discount on a renewed model to boot.

Amazon

Amazon
Amazon has sporadically had Xbox Series X coming in and out of stock throughout all of 2023 so far. It still sells out pretty fast too - usually around 24 hours. The best way to secure one is by signing up for an exclusive invitation to make the purchase. Saves a lot of time and hassle.

Walmart

Walmart
Walmart has proven to be one of the best for Xbox Series X restocks since the console began shipping. Stock is constantly rolling in with the retailer offering arguably the best bundles and/or discounts in 2023 so far.

Best Buy

Best Buy
Best Buy has Xbox Series X stock now coming in and out of stock on a regular basis. The pricing can be a bit all over the place but more often than not, you can still get the console at its suggested MSRP. You need to make an account to make the purchase with delivery times varying depending on where you're based in the US.

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GameStop
Xbox Series X restocks via GameStop often come in expensive bundles that add everything from headsets and additional controllers to t-shirts and collectibles. It's worth looking elsewhere if you're not fussed about all that. At the least, the store does get stock reasonably regularly.

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Target
Target's stock completely depends on where you are located in the US. It's pretty good for the most part, though. Historically, stock arrived on a Wednesday and Thursday so that's the best time to check-in with pick up always leading to the best chance of success.

Where to buy Xbox Series X - UK

Amazon

Amazon
Anyone in the UK looking for Xbox Series X stock should head to Amazon as their first port of call. Stock is regularly available now with various bundles available. Long may it continue. 

Very

Very
Surprisingly, Very often has Xbox Series X stock. You have to be quick to grab standalone consoles, however, bundles are normally available in their droves. These are all priced at the standard cost too.

Currys

Currys
Currys is quite good for restocks now, though it depends on where you are located in the UK. Stock levels vary depending on the region, so type in your postcode and fingers crossed they'll have stock at your local store. 

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Box
Box has been the dark horse for getting a new console in the UK since the console's launched, now continuing its strong reputation in 2023. It's one of the few to have discounts or actually decent bundles. 

Why was the Xbox Series X out of stock?

The Xbox Series X stock shortage has a few causes, all working together to make it fairly difficult to pick up a new console. Chip shortages across the tech world have slowed production on everything from consoles to mobile phones due to the pandemic. 

Back in early 2020, chip makers pivoted from declining markets like the automotive industry to meet the incredible demand for consumer electronics. This involved new processes and workloads, as the semi-conductor market scrambled to switch its focus. As the world shut down, however, so did factories and ports. That's when bad luck kicked in, as droughts, fires, and winter storms damaged chip plants and halted manufacture even further.

The events of the last 24 months have all swirled together to make it difficult for Microsoft to order enough chips to produce enough consoles and meet demand. 

What times do retailers offer Xbox Series X restocks?

While timings can differ, generally US retailers launch Xbox Series X restocks in the late morning / early afternoon ET. Best Buy typically drops at around 12pm ET / 9am PT, with GameStop offering earlier drops from 10.30am ET / 7.30am PT onwards. Walmart has stuck to a fairly rigid 3pm ET / 12pm PT launch schedule over the last few months, however. That means we'd recommend keeping your hunt up between the hours of 10am ET / 7am PT and 4pm ET / 1pm PT. 

Over in the UK, however, Xbox Series X restocks typically land in the morning. Game is known to drop its stock before 9am, but sites like Ebuyer, AO, Argos, and The Game Collection aren't too far behind, all dropping stock before midday in general. 

Xbox Series X accessories

If you manage to score yourself an Xbox Series X restock, however, there are plenty of accessories lining the shelves. Picking up a spare controller or one of the best Xbox Series X headsets won't be as difficult as picking up the box itself. There's also some excellent news in the fact that you can still use your Xbox One controller on your new console as well. 

For the full rundown on the most essential items, check out our guide to the best Xbox Series X accessories. We're also rounding up all the latest Xbox Game Pass deals and Xbox Live Gold 12 month prices further down as well. 

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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 PS5 deals if you're on the fence between brands.