PSA: Xbox Series X is (finally) easier to buy


The Xbox Series X has been one of the hardest gaming gadgets to find since its release in late 2020. While still a little Easier to get than Sony’s PlayStation 5, getting one requires keeping track of restocks from multiple retailers on a day-to-day basis – lest you turn to price gouging.

But now we can say (fingers crossed) that those days may be behind us. The Xbox Series X is readily available at a few retailers – and has been for a few days. Also, you don’t need paid subscriptions or expensive plans to be able to get one. This, coupled with lower costs and better availability of some desktop GPUs, is great news for gamers looking to upgrade to new hardware.

As for where you can buy an Xbox Series X right now, if you’d rather just get the $499 console on its own, you can order it online at walmart and new egg with minimal shipping times until it reaches your home. Luckily, Walmart doesn’t need a subscription to its paid Walmart Plus subscription to access consoles, as it has often done during its scheduled console restocking events. You can also buy the Xbox Series X from Target for in-store pickup, but it depends on availability at your local Target stores.

Microsoft Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s flagship console, serving as its most powerful (and largest) option. While the Series S aims for smooth 1440p performance and takes a diskless approach, the $499 Series X focuses on fast 4K gameplay.

If you don’t mind buying a bundle, you have even more options for Xbox Series X to explore. For now, Costco members can buy the Xbox with a spare controller for $549.99. This price is fair, especially if you’re already a member and need a second gamepad for local multiplayer.

Antonline also offers a few bundled options, like this one which includes a Nyko helmet and Infinite Halo for $589.97 and another with the same combination, plus a spare controller for $639.96. Meanwhile, Microsoft lets you create your own bundle, choosing from a selection of full-priced digital games and additional controllers. Of course, it may be more appealing to get the console alone, then choose all your own games and accessories, where you can find better discounts elsewhere.

The last six months have seen a positive development in the availability of in-demand gaming technologies. Nintendo’s Switch with OLED is easy to buy, and it’s not entirely uncommon to see the Xbox Series S selling for up to $50 off. While the availability of the Xbox Series X has opened up, the PlayStation 5 remains the outlier. Sony’s console was a hit, and it’s still the console a lot of people want to get (probably in part because of its rarity). But for now, it’s the console that will take more effort than just clicking add to cart. The next time we write an article like this, it will probably be on the PS5. But when it will happen, anyone can guess.


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