The Xbox Series X has been one of the hardest items to get your hands on this holiday shopping season. Both Black Friday and Cyber Monday have seen some stock drops at various retailers, but you have to be fast. So very fast. Just like many of the hot video cards out there, very few consumers will be able to place an Xbox under the tree this year. However, it never hurts to try.
As mentioned, a number of retailers have had supply drops this round and today have seen a number of them. Not every store has something to offer this Cyber Monday but spots like Best Buy, Walmart, and Gamestop have. So we have compiled a list of links below to help provide you with a quick list of spots to keep an eye on. It’s hard to say for sure when or if additional supply drops will be made unless they announce it openly, but again, it ever hurts to try. Sometimes all it takes is that lucky refresh.
There have been some stories of lucky individuals getting their hands on a console the moment they opened one of the sites. Right time, right place. Some others have snagged one due to the paywalls that some of the retailers are hiding them behind (ie, Walmart).
Sadly, paywalls have become popular. Hiding hot releases of limited inventory behind an “early access” event that can only be accessed by consumers who have bought into that retailer’s premium yearly membership (ie, Walmart+, Amazon Prime, etc). It’s kind of a blow below the belt for many as no one wants to be forced to spend over $100 just for the opportunity of buying something. Meanwhile, those who don’t, never get a chance as the inventory slips away before it ever reaches normal shoppers. We’ll likely see this pass through Congress eventually as something else that will have to be regulated in order to protect consumers from extortion scams by these big companies.
Meanwhile, the Xbox Series S has been flying off some shelves since others have given up trying to get their hands on the Series X. It isn’t nearly as exciting as the X, but let’s face it…it’s accessible and requires much less effort to get your hands on one. However, because of this, now the Series S is starting to become a little more vacant as well in some inventories.
Either way, good luck, and happy shopping. If you manage to get your hands on one, due share in the comments below. We’d love to hear your stories. We can all live through your experience.
Update: If you find that the official Microsoft/Xbox Store page shows the “Checkout” button instead of “Out of Stock” and it results in an error, you are not alone. Over the last so many days, this seems to be a glitch on Microsoft’s website that the company hasn’t bothered to fix. If you get the “Something went wrong. Please try again in a while.”, it means they are out of stock and the button shouldn’t be available to checkout.