Where to buy Xbox Series X: all the retailers to check for the console

The Xbox Series X has still been somewhat difficult to find over recent months. A year on from launch and the Xbox Series X stock situation has improved greatly, but consoles are still not readily available in stores at a moment's notice. The good news, though, is that Microsoft's latest Xbox isn't selling out in a matter of seconds so your chances of getting one when there is a restock are much higher. To get you in the best position possible, we're here to ensure you're kept up to date with where to buy the Xbox Series X.

Latest (Oct 6): Although things have been getting better, we're currently in a dry spell in terms of Xbox Series X stock. In the US, consoles were briefly available at a number of major retailers at the end of the month, such as GameStop, Best Buy and the Microsoft Store. Meanwhile, in the UK, John Lewis and the BT Shop had a restock as recently as this week. We're awaiting news on the next drop.

If you're getting particularly desperate to buy Xbox Series X, it can be tempting to head to a reseller site. You will be able to get your hands on a console at some point, and even though restocks are selling fast it is still possible to scoop up the new console. That's why we recommend sticking to retailers you know and trust. 

Where to buy Xbox Series X in the US

Where to buy Xbox Series X in the US

You can check these stores in the US, along with our Xbox Series X restock tracker updates, which has our 24/7 Xbox restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider serving up live alerts whenever the console is in stock.

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Where to buy Xbox Series X: where should you check first?

Amazon
Amazon hasn't had many Xbox Series X restocks over the last few weeks, but we'd keep checking for stock now and then. When the console has appeared, word spreads fast which can often lead to the console selling out within minutes.

Microsoft
Microsoft held on pretty well in the first wave of stock, lasting longer than other retailers with quick refreshes. We saw more stock landing at the start of the Black Friday week here, but since then there hasn't been much movement. Keep checking in though, because you can also grab discounted controllers here as well.

Best Buy
Best Buy offered the chance to buy Xbox Series X on November 22, and again on November 28, but has stock has been pretty hard to come by since then. We may well see more units hitting the shelves soon, however, so keep your eyes peeled as Best Buy is throwing in a discounted controller with these orders as well.

Walmart
Walmart has been restocking Xbox Series X far more frequently than other retailers - but that stock is being snapped up incredibly quickly. We'd keep a close eye on the retailer's website for any future stock drops.

Where to buy Xbox Series X in the UK

Where to buy Xbox Series X in the UK

Where to buy Xbox Series S in the UK

Where to buy Xbox Series X: which UK retailers should you check first?

Amazon
Amazon hasn't seen too many Xbox Series X restocks over the last few weeks, but we'd still keep a close eye over the coming weeks and months. Any stock that does appear here is going to move quickly, so you'll need to be fast to catch it.

Microsoft
Microsoft was a great place to pick up the console at launch, but we haven't seen much stock return since then. It's worth noting, however, that the Xbox Series S managed to stay in stock a lot longer here so it's worth keeping an eye on if you're after the cheaper console.

Very
Very has offered another chance to buy Xbox Series X in the last few weeks, with higher value bundles also available. That means stock of the individual console tends to sell out fast as you would expect, but if you're happy to pay for extra controllers or Game Pass subscriptions you might have an easier time picking up the console.

Currys
Currys has fallen quiet since offering the Xbox Series X on the shelves last month. Keep checking in though, because more units could be on their way at any time.

Where to buy Xbox Series X in Australia

Microsoft
If you've been keeping an eye out for available Xbox Series X stock, Microsoft's own online store may be your best bet. The Microsoft store seems to receive new units every few weeks, so if you're vigilant, you should be able to snag a new console. We've received word that Microsoft will be dropping new stock sometime today, so make sure you keep clicking that refresh button.

Amazon
Xbox Series X stock has admittedly been quite scarce on
Amazon AU of late, but that doesn't mean you should take your eyes off it, as the giant online retailer may drop new consoles without any prior notice. Like always, stock that does appear will go very quickly, so good luck!

Target Australia
At present, Target doesn't have any stock on hand, but the retailer does promise that more units will be coming soon, so it's worth keeping an eye on the Target website.

Where to buy Xbox Series X in Canada

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When will you be able to buy Xbox Series X?

These stock issues can only last so long - you'll be able to find where to buy Xbox Series X for a non-inflated scalper price relatively easily at some point in the future. We don't know when these stock issues will ease, but expect restocks of the new Xbox to appear over the next few weeks.

Where to buy Xbox Series X: our top tips

1. Find your retailers
The lists above offer up all the latest updates on which retailers are likely to give you the best chance to buy Xbox Series X over the next few days. Prioritize larger retailers if possible, as they're the most likely to offer up more Xbox Series X stock and are also already set up for fast shipping as well. 

2. Prepare your wallet
We're sure you've already prepared to spend some cash, but having your card details at the ready will save you valuable time when that first wave of stock hits. Better yet, if you're comfortable saving your payment details or using PayPal you're in for a much less stressful experience and can checkout quicker.

3. Sign in
Many retailers will need an email address alongside your shipping information to allow you to checkout, and this is causing many shoppers looking to buy Xbox Series X to lose valuable seconds. Be sure to sign in to these retailers if you already have an account or create one if not. Of course, if you're not comfortable signing in or creating an account, keep your email address and shipping information handy for a quick copy and paste when you're against the clock.

4. Find the product page
We'll be linking you straight to the product page of either the Xbox Series X or the Xbox Series S when stock does arrive. However, if you're going it alone you'll want to make sure you're on the correct product page ahead of time to avoid spending those crucial seconds searching for the console itself on a retailer website. Plus, if demand skyrockets, sites run the risk of crashing which can be particularly frustrating if you're still trying to navigate the virtual aisles.

5. Don't give up
If all is going to plan but stock runs out at the final hurdle don't give up. We've seen retailers like Best Buy replenishing their stock every few minutes when they go live with a new batch, which means quick refreshes can get you back in the game in seconds. It's always worth taking another look, as you never know when that "Add to cart" button might light up again.

Can you buy Xbox Series X in store?

In the US, in-store stock varies by region, but we are seeing some success with Target. Be sure to check in-store stock levels early in the morning and head down straight away if you spot consoles available. Stores are allocating what little stock they have on a first come first served basis, but it is possible to buy the new Xbox Series X in person. 

If you're in the UK, things are a little different. Obviously the current lockdown has scuppered many plans to buy Xbox Series X in store so you're at the mercy of online retailers for now.

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Amazon
Xbox Series X stock has admittedly been quite scarce on
Amazon AU of late, but that doesn't mean you should take your eyes off it, as the giant online retailer may drop new consoles without any prior notice. Like always, stock that does appear will go very quickly, so good luck!

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