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

Where to buy Xbox Series X
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After our regular search across all the major retailers for info on the latest Xbox Series X restock news, we're pleased to report that the console is actually available to buy at most stores. In both the US and the UK, we see the console in stock right now, so you should have no issues buying one today.

To give you a quick overview, the console is available to buy right now at the Microsoft Store, Best Buy, Target and Walmart in the US. Meanwhile, Amazon is sending out invitations to its next restock to registered members. For those in the UK, you can also find the Xbox Series X in stock at a number of major stores including Amazon (opens in new tab), Currys (opens in new tab) and the official Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

We hesitate to say it, but we could finally be at the point where the hunt for Xbox Series X restock is over. Of course, we'll continue to keep an eye on availability over the next few weeks in case it does sell out again, but we're hopeful the stock issues of the past are behind us. Has supply finally caught up to meet demand? We think it's close. Now we just need some Xbox Series X deals to shout about.

Where to buy Xbox Series X in the US

Where to buy Xbox Series X in the US

Where to buy Xbox Series S in the US

Xbox Series X: US retailers to check

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Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.

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Microsoft (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab) as well.

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Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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.

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Walmart (opens in new tab)
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

Xbox Series X: UK retailers to check

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Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.

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Microsoft (opens in new tab)
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.

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Very (opens in new tab)
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.

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Currys (opens in new tab)
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

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Microsoft (opens in new tab)
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.

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Amazon (opens in new tab)
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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Target Australia (opens in new tab)
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

Where to buy Xbox Series S in Canada

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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James Pickard
James Pickard

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.