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Xbox Series X restock update today: Track on Twitter, Walmart, Best Buy and more

We're tracking Xbox Series X restocks at all major retailers

Xbox Series X restock has been elusive all week. The Microsoft Store and Walmart had restock this past week, but quickly sold out. However, not all hope is lost. Target announced it will offer Xbox Series X restock the moment the retailer receives inventory. (As opposed to choosing specific dates for a “drop”). In addition, other retailers like Best Buy could receive stock in the coming days.

So we’re here to help by tracking the latest Xbox Series X restock rumors, tips, and drops. We’ve also pulled together a list of U.S. retailers so you have a one-stop shop for finding where to buy the Xbox Series X and Series S.

As of 6:10 p.m. ET on May 22, there is no Xbox Series X restock available. The Microsoft Store, Antonline, and Walmart had Xbox Series X restock this week, but all retailers rapidly sold out. However, our Xbox Series X restock tracker indicates various other retailers could have restock in the coming days.

Given developers have apparently not scratched the surface of the Xbox Series X yet, now is a good time to get one ready for true next-gen gaming later this year. So check out the links below for the retailers to watch.

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Amazon
The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s new flagship console. It features 12 teraflops of graphics power, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and Blu-ray drive. It runs games at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with a max of 8K at 120 fps. The Editor’s Choice console represents the pinnacle of Microsoft’s gaming efforts. VIEW DEAL

Xbox Series S: $299 @ Amazon
The Xbox Series S is a less expensive and less powerful version of the Xbox Series X. The Series S has a GPU with up to 4 teraflops of output, 10GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD storage, and no disc drive. It has a max resolution of 1440p with 120 fps. VIEW DEAL

Xbox Series X — latest news and rumors

While the previous week was a fairly quiet week in terms of Xbox Series X restocks, with only smaller retailers BJ’s and Antonline restocking the console, this past week has offered a few more opportunities to purchase Microsoft’s bulky black box.

Microsoft’s own store restocked the console at the start of the week. And Walmart also had a drop, although it ended up being a complete nightmare as very few consoles were available and the retailer’s website struggled to cope with the overwhelming demand leading to multiple crashes and error messages.

Meanwhile, Target has just announced a huge change to how it handles Xbox Series X restocks. No longer will it be waiting to drop stock in batches as it does with PS5 restock, instead Xbox Series X consoles will be available to buy when stores receive stock.

This essentially means that Target will no longer have nationwide stock drops, and instead, the console will just be available when each individual location receives inventory. We saw this new system come into effect on Tuesday  (May 18) when several Target stores offered the Xbox Series X for sale.

Best Buy is also overdue an Xbox Series X restock, so that’s another retailer to keep an eye on today. If it does have stock, it’ll likely drop in the mid-afternoon.

Xbox Series X restocks: Track on Twitter

If you want to gain an edge on Xbox Series X restocks, check out these Twitter accounts for the latest updates. We especially recommend following Xbox Series X|S Stock Alerts and Wario64. The latter account tracks both Xbox restocks as well as general gaming sales.

While they won’t always give you a heads up, it’s also a good rule of thumb to follow retailers on Twitter, such as Best Buy and GameStop. Any edge you can get is crucial when trying to score an Xbox Series X restock.

There’s a good reason Microsoft’s new consoles are flying off shelves. In our Xbox Series X review, we gave the new system major props for its blistering performance, zippy load times and comprehensive backwards compatibility with every generation of Xbox. And as we noted in our Xbox Series S review, the cheaper next-gen Xbox still delivers many of the same great features for those with 1080p TVs.

With that in mind, see the latest Xbox Series X stock updates and tips for getting your new Microsoft console below.

Where to buy Xbox Series X: Restock retailers

We’ve included handy links to every notable store page below. In some instances, you may be able to sign up to be notified of the latest Xbox Series X restock.


Xbox Series X: $499 @ Amazon
The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s new flagship console. It features 12 teraflops of graphics power, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and Blu-ray drive. It runs games at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with a max of 8K at 120 fps. The Editor’s Choice console represents the pinnacle of Microsoft’s gaming efforts. VIEW DEAL

Xbox Series S: $299 @ Amazon
The Xbox Series S is a less expensive and less powerful version of the Xbox Series X. The Series S has a GPU with up to 4 teraflops of output, 10GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD storage, and no disc drive. It has a max resolution of 1440p with 120 fps. VIEW DEAL


Xbox Series X: $499 at Microsoft
You can get a Series X from Microsoft directly. As with other stores, we expect Microsoft’s stock to go quickly, so we recommend bookmarking this page. Microsoft does list other retailers that sell Xbox Series X, and gives restock updates.VIEW DEAL

Xbox Series S: $299 at Microsoft
The more affordable next-gen Xbox is also listed at Microsoft. This console is limited to 1440p output, but still promises fast loading, ray tracing and high frame rates. As with the Xbox Series X, you’ll need to check the page to see when the console is back in stock. VIEW DEAL


Xbox Series X: $499 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is one of many stores selling the Xbox Series X, though we expect it to go fast at the mega-retailer. Keep checking back for midnight Xbox Series X restocks at Best Buy — it’s probably the only way you’ll get one from here.VIEW DEAL

Xbox Series S: $299 at Best Buy
The Xbox Series S is also listed at Best Buy for $299, or as low as $25 per month with financing options. Like the Xbox Series X, it goes in and out of stock at this retailer.


Xbox Series X: $499 @ GameStop
The Xbox Series X and Series S are both listed at GameStop, and the retailer also frequently offers its own bundles with games and accessories, so keep an eye out for those.VIEW DEAL

Xbox Series S: $299 at GameStop
The Xbox Series S is typically sold as part of a bundle at GameStop. The bundle typically includes a free game and gift card. VIEW DEAL


Xbox Series X: $499 @ Target
Target is selling the Xbox Series X, as well as the Series S. Check back often for Xbox Series X restock inventory.VIEW DEAL

Xbox Series S: $299 at Target
The Xbox Series S is available at Target for $299. Keep an eye on this store page.


Xbox Series X: $34.99/month at Walmart
Walmart has the Xbox Series X in stock. However, you’ll need to purchase it via a Citizens One line of credit. You’ll pay $34.99/month over 24 months for your Xbox Series X and a 24-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. In total, you’ll pay $839.76 if approved. VIEW DEAL

Xbox Series X: $499 at Walmart
The Xbox Series X is being sold at Walmart, but stock is usually sold out. You can sign up for in-stock alerts, though.VIEW DEAL

Xbox Series S: $299 at Walmart
It’s the same story for the Xbox Series S. Current stocks of the console are gone, so you’ll need to wait for the new Xbox to be restocked.VIEW DEAL


Xbox Series X: $499 @ Lenovo
PC manufacturer Lenovo is also selling the Xbox Series X, and might be a good retailer to check off-hours. (Should they replenish stock). Currently, they have no stock of either console. VIEW DEAL

Xbox Series S: $299 @ Lenovo
Lenovo also offers the Series S, but like most others, is currently out of stock.VIEW DEAL


Xbox Series S: $299 @ Newegg
The Xbox Series S is on sale at Newegg, but there’s no stock available at the time of writing. VIEW DEAL

Where to buy Xbox Series X buying tips and resources

Xbox Series X restock

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

Apart from refreshing retailer websites, there are other tips you can use to increase your chances of scoring an Xbox Series X. One secret Amazon tip which we tested allowed us to put an Xbox Series X in our shopping cart four times without fail. In addition, there are other online channels you can check to see when a unit might become available.


On Twitter, we suggest following @Wario64. The handle is known for updating users on the latest deals and restocks faster than anyone else on the platform.

Shopping forums

Slickdeals, the online deal repository, has a forum thread dedicated to ordering an Xbox Series X through Microsoft. The thread is constantly being updated, so jump to the last page and click refresh for the latest intel on when units will become available.


PopFindr is a site that checks local retail inventories based on your zip code. For example, you can check local Target stores in your area to see if any Xbox Series X’s are available. Do note, that just because it shows in stock, it might be out of stock by the time you arrive at the store.

It’s also not a bad idea to make an account on Slickdeals and set a deal alert for “Xbox Series X.” You’ll get an email alert when a new thread is made about replenished stock. But we’ve found that sometimes Slickdeals doesn’t email users fast enough. So it might be better to type in “Xbox Series X” in the search bar and sort by new. Be willing to check in multiple times a day.

CheapAssGamer is a long-running video game deals website that too has a forum thread dedicated to the Xbox Series X. As of writing, the thread is over 63 pages long, and users are discussing where to find units.

Facebook and Reddit

Facebook too can be a good source of information. There are multiple Xbox Series X fan groups that keep users up to date on where the latest restocks are happening. Feel free to join a few of these groups.

And be sure to subscribe to the Xbox Series X subreddit. Sure, most of the page is dedicated to discussions and memes, but if a user notices a restock, they’ll let the community know. For example, one user found Xbox Series X units in stock at their local Walmart, with others too discussing similar finds. Again, it seems that some Walmart locations may be holding on to units to sell on Cyber Monday.

Wholesale retailers

Another set of retailers to keep an eye on are subscription-based wholesalers like Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s Wholesale Club. Because it requires a paid account to get access to these wholesalers, there are often fewer people jumping over each other to find a unit. If you don’t have a subscription to any of these retailers, ask a few friends or family members.

Unfortunately, wholesalers tend to bundle new consoles with either extra games or accessories. So you will likely have to pay more than the standard $500.

Check at specific hours

Generally, retailers like to make stock available at certain times. The time when new Xbox Series X stock is most likely to be made available is at midnight ET, on certain days. Check all the retailers and you just might get lucky.

Other retailers favor times like 7 a.m. ET, for when customers wake up, while others will aim at midday to give everyone the best chance of finding a new Xbox Series X console.

If the units are out of stock online, it might be worth going to a physical location. You must bring your membership card, or go with someone who has a membership. And be sure to wear a face mask (over your nose) or retail associates will ask you to leave. If none are available in store, then at least you can walk out with a $5 rotisserie chicken.

Xbox Series X deals

Unfortunately, there are no Xbox Series X deals to report on at the moment. Demand for Microsoft’s console is so high — and supply so low — that retailers simply have no incentive to offer Xbox Series X deals. In fact, we don’t expect to see any Xbox Series X deals till the next major retail holiday — Prime Day. And when Xbox Series X deals do show up, we expect the sales to come in the form of bundles and freebies rather than dollar-off discounts.

However, it’s possible to score Xbox Series X deals on games and accessories. Amazon frequently has Xbox controllers and accessories on sale, whereas Best Buy usually has  multiple games on sale.

Xbox Series X restock — avoid the scalpers

One of the reasons for Xbox Series X and Series S stock shortages is due to scalpers snapping up large amounts of next-gen consoles in one big sweep and then selling them for extortionate prices; we’re taking thousands of dollars for a $499 games console.

VGC reported that a now infamous PS5 scalper group going by the name of CrepChiefNotify managed to snap up 1,000 Xbox Series X consoles as soon as they became available at U.K. retailer Very. But in a twist of fate, Very cancelled 1,000 Xbox Series X pre-orders, somewhat torpedoing the efforts of the scalpers.

As frustrating as it can be to find an Xbox Series X or Series S, we suggest you avoid buying a console from these scalpers. Paying massively over the odds for a console that doesn’t have a huge range of new Xbox Series X games isn’t a shrewd move in our opinion. If you can hold out, Microsoft should have more Xbox Series X units to ship, as well as the promise of more exclusive games for the console.

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