Latest: There was an tiny number of Xbox Series S X consoles available at Amazon UK on 18th January, but more are expected to arrive at multiple retailers over the next two weeks. Tech retailer Box has already re-introduced its ballot system, which you can sign up to in order to get a chance of buying a Series X this week or next.
If any more retailers receive some Xbox Series S X or Xbox Series S consoles, we'll be adding them to the page for the foreseeable future. Unsurprisingly, with all the excitement surrounding the latest consoles, there weren't a great many Xbox Black Friday deals this year.
Aside from all the cables and perhaps a free trial for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, no other extras will be included. If you're willing to sacrifice those additional features, you do save a considerable chunk of change on the console.
The retailers offering this payment plan are listed below if you'd prefer to buy that way, though it proved to be a nightmare to sign up for during the pre-order period. Still, it's not a bad idea if you're comfortable committing to the monthly payments for two years as you can make a small saving on your purchase according to our calculations.
Australia at Telstra Canada at EX Games Denmark at Elgiganten Finland at Gigantic France at FNAC New Zealand at Spark Norway at Elk Poland at Media Expert South Korea at SK Telecom Sweden at Elgiganten UK at GAME and Myths Toys United States at Best Buy, GameS top, Target, Microsoft Store, and Walmart If you don't want to fork over all that cash in one go, you can also make use of the Xbox All Access finance option when purchasing either console at select retailers.
Obviously, buying through the Xbox All Access finance scheme requires approval from one of Microsoft's partners and comes with its own risks if you're unable to keep up with the repayments, so do assess your financial situation before committing. We've crunched the numbers and seen that it does offer a small saving in most circumstances so, if it does suit, then this could help spread the cost of a new console significantly.
Alongside the Xbox Series S X and Xbox Series S, a range of new accessories that are compatible with both consoles have also been made available to buy. There's nothing too significant here that you should desperately need from day one, but if you want to chuck in an extra controller or grab one of the storage expansion cards you can do so right here.
Those clever clogs over at Digital Foundry have got stuck into all the finest details in their look at the Xbox Series S X specs to get an idea of the console's power. For further info on the new tech, you can check out our guides to the new Xbox controller and the Xbox Series S X console design.
Of course, they all sold out quickly -- within minutes at GameS top, but Walmart inventory appeared to hang in there for a half hour or so. It's a familiar story, because the console has been sold out constantly since the product launch back on Nov. 10.
That's due in part to a well-executed assault from bots and resellers routinely beating average consumers to the punch. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Twitter remains a resource for many gamers to check on restock news, but even when the leads are credible, gamers rarely get more than a few minutes' warning and inventory sells out within minutes.
That's what happened today, for example, when unaffiliated Twitter user @Wario64 gave the world an hour's notice about a Walmart inventory drop. GameS top had touted “very limited number of Xbox Series S X and S console bundles for purchase” but those are currently sold out.
Here you'll find the latest specs, announced game titles, details on the new controller and more. But if you want to take that path, Stock is a reputable eBay-style site that will let you buy and sell new Xbox and PS5 models -- as long as you're willing to pay upwards of $650.
So, if you’re trying to snag one of these machines, it’s a good idea to follow the GameS top Twitter account (which you can get to by clicking on the tweet embedded below) and turn on post notifications. The good news is that GameStop’s bundles are fairly priced for what you’re getting, but of course, the downside is that you might be stuck with games or extra controllers that you didn’t want or need.
In any case, if you don’t mind paying extra for a bundle, today might be a good chance to snag a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S X, or Nintendo Switch. Keep an eye on GameStop’s Twitter for the announcement that these bundles have gone live, and we’ll keep you posted about future restocks for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S X at other retailers.
This week offers new opportunities to buy the Xbox Series S X gaming system at retailers in person and online. Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Walmart and GameS top are some of the key retailers that have been restocking the next-gen gaming console.
Microsoft' sub-series X, which costs $500 and looks something like a skyscraper, debuted on Nov. 10 along with the $300 Xbox Series S, but it's been in such high demand that it's nearly impossible to snag a unit. Gamers are anxious to nab the Xbox Series S X because it's new with blistering fast performance and load times, and an amazing frame rate.
Many retailers offered some stock on Black Friday, but are likely holding back additional restock units for this week. On Tuesday, Microsoft offered units of the Xbox for sale on its site during the afternoon.
The buy button lit up green, but lags made it difficult to reach the shopping cart stage. The retailer is also offering various bundles with additional games and accessories, such as one with the Xbox Series S X with the Halo Infinite game for $560, or with the Xbox Series S X console, an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3-month membership, a controller and a 1 TB SSD Seagate storage expansion card for $783, or another with the Xbox Series S X console, a $100 Xbox gift card and the 1 TB SSD Seagate storage expansion card for $810, and a bundle with the Xbox Series S X console and the Cyberpunk 2077 game for $560.
Keep in mind that Best Buy is one of the retailers that likes to restock at midnight so that's a good time to check. Our editors highlight the TechRepublic articles, downloads, and galleries that you cannot miss staying current on the latest IT news, innovations, and tips.
To say the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S X are big hits this holiday season is a major understatement. There's no quick fix to finding either device without risk, but it's possible to snag one this season.
Some retailers will alert followers on their social media platforms when they have new consoles available to purchase. When you know whether a retailer has some in stock at a set time, find the right page and refresh your browser until you are able to add to a cart.
Over the years, we’ve seen Microsoft release different themes and variations of the Xbox controller, but we think that they might have outdone themselves this time around. In a tweet by the Xbox Canada account, the company has shown off a one-of-a-kind denim-clad Xbox Series S X controller.
Basically, it looks like Microsoft has stuffed the Xbox Series S X controller into a pair of jeans, a pair of very smalls, but very cute jeans complete with back (or front) pockets and even a couple of belt loops. Many of these games are last-gen titles and include free next-gen upgrades, so they can work with both older consoles and the new ones.
With the holiday season just around the corner, this is not a bad option if you already have in mind which titles you want to play on your PS5 or Xbox Series S X. Both consoles are quite difficult to purchase right now, but if you already own one, BestBuy’s promotion is a great way to start building your library.
Your content travels with you, so you can play your games on any Xbox One. Pre-install new digital games, so you can play the moment they launch.
Stream 4K Ultra HD video on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV, and more. Watch movies in stunning detail with built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray TM.
Bring your games to life with immersive audio through Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Windows Sonic. Enjoy your favorite apps like Spotify, Disney+, HBO Max, and many more.
Game Pass monthly subscription required; continues until cancelled. Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Console does not play physical discs.
Dolby Atmos for Headphones requires additional purchase from Microsoft Store. Online multiplayer requires Xbox Live Gold subscription (sold separately).
PC's hardware requirements may vary for games on Windows 10. Xbox Live and broadband internet required for initial download of game to console.
Ahead of launch, Canadian retailers will start taking pre-orders for both consoles on September 22nd at 11am ET/8am PT. To save time at checkout, it’s a good idea to already have an online account for whatever retailer you plan on pre-ordering from.
The simultaneous launch of the Xbox Series S X and Series pre-orders across all retailers is a markedly different strategy than the one employed by Sony with its own next-gen console, the PlayStation 5.