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Walmart PS5 restock ready for Cyber Monday, but there’s a catch

It’s Cyber Monday, and even though there aren’t going to be any discounts on the PS5, there are some stores that will be restocking the hard-to-find console. Walmart is the main retailer we’ll be looking at for this PlayStation 5 stock on Cyber Monday, but as with many restocks these days, there are some strings attached. If you miss your chance with Walmart today, you might be able to snag a PS5 later this week from another major retailer.

Walmart PS5 restock slated for today

First and foremost, Walmart will be restocking the PS5 later today at 12 PM EST. Both versions of the PS5 – the $500 standard edition and the $400 digital edition – will be restocked, which is good news. However, the bad news is that you’ll need an active subscription to Walmart+ in order to buy one of these PS5s later today.

Walmart+ is a monthly subscription that gives various special benefits, such as free delivery from a specific store, free shipping for online orders, and gas discounts. It costs $12.95 per month or $98 per year, so it’s pricey if you usually shop elsewhere and are only turning to Walmart in an attempt to secure a PS5.

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PS5 Digital Edition at Walmart

The fact that it’s required for today’s PS5 restock could be a good thing for subscribers in the end. After all, not everyone will be willing to open a Walmart+ subscription just so they can have a chance at snagging a PS5, so this requirement could thin the pool of potential buyers significantly. On the other hand, it doesn’t feel good to have to sign up for a monthly membership just for a chance at a PS5, and even worse is the fact that you can’t simply sign up for a trial membership before the listings go live later today – it seems you have to be a paying member for a chance to buy a PS5.

Walmart’s restock later today actually isn’t the first PS5 restock of Cyber Monday. GameStop restocked some of its PS5 bundles early this morning, but that went more or less as expected, with available stock selling out almost immediately. Someday a retailer will be able to keep PS5 stock on hand for more than a few minutes, but it apparently is not this day.

A potentially massive Target restock inbound

While Walmart and GameStop seem to be the only retailers restocking today (barring any surprise, unannounced restocks), those on the prowl for PS5 might want to keep tabs on Target as we move through the week. YouTuber Jake Randall – who has been primarily using his channel to track PS5 and Xbox Series X restocks since both consoles launched last year – has tipped that Target may have a massive restock coming soon.

In a Twitter thread posted over the holiday weekend, Randall said that Target is gearing up for its biggest PS5 restock of 2021, noting that some stores have over 100 consoles on hand and ready to sell. Randall thinks this restock is likely to come sometime on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday instead of Cyber Monday, but notes that it’s worth keeping tabs on Target throughout the week just in case consoles drop early.

Of course, there’s always a chance that other retailers enter the fray with PS5 restocks of their own, but for now, it seems that Walmart and Target are the ones to watch. If you’re on the hunt for a console, be sure to check out our tips guide for securing a PS5, but otherwise, good luck.



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Xbox Series X restock: Where You Can Buy Right Now

The Xbox Series X launched in November 2020, but even a year later, it still isn’t much easier to find. It’s normal for consoles to be scarce shortly after launch, but in this case, chip shortages have caused the Xbox Series X to be difficult to track down. If only the console were in stock as often as the games. The system’s younger brother, the Xbox Series S, is slightly more readily available, but not by much.

Despite availability shortages, finding an Xbox Series X is doable if you know where to look. With some luck and patience, you’ll be able to get your hands on a new Xbox system without having to pay scalper prices, just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Many retailers have recently had Xbox Series X systems in stock for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021, so there’s still hope. Here are the retailers we recommend checking, along with tips to make your search easier.

Oh, and if you’re looking for a PlayStation 5, we can also help out there.

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Microsoft Store

From our experience, the Microsoft Store has frequently regained stock since the system’s launch in November 2020. It’s currently sold out of systems right now, but at least once a month, consumers have been able to get their hands on an Xbox Series X console directly from Microsoft. Fortunately, the allocation is usually plentiful, as we’ve been able to add the system to our cart even several minutes after they’ve been made available for purchase — which is more than we can say for buying a PS5 directly through Sony.

Going through the Microsoft Store will likely be your best bet when compared with other retailers, as it features more inventory more frequently. Still, it doesn’t hurt to try other retailers. Speaking of which, the Microsoft Store links to other retailers that also carry the system, though, currently, almost all are sold out as well. Still, it doesn’t hurt to keep checking.

Sadly, it doesn’t appear like Microsoft had any available for Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

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Amazon

Amazon is currently out of traditional Xbox Series X models. Occasionally, new stock will pop in and quickly sell out, so it’s worth checking in with this page from time to time and possibly sign up to get email updates for the page. What are available are collectible versions of the Series X being resold at high prices by third-party stores on Amazon, which may be an option if you’re desperate, but given how frequently Xbox Series X systems become available, we’d advise against this route. Currently, the Xbox Series S model is available through Amazon, so we recommend that if you’re OK with a less powerful machine.

Amazon last had Xbox Series X systems on November 21.

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Best Buy

Best Buy is a good option if you have a Best Buy card and want to choose a financing option. You can also add a Geek Squad warranty for $70, which lasts for two years and covers all kinds of console-related mishaps. It’s unavailable at Best Buy right now but has frequently popped in stock since the system launched.

The last time Best Buy had the system in stock was on November 18.

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Walmart

Walmart has a very robust in-stock alert system that we suggest you sign up for. The retailer also makes some effort to stagger stock rollouts to help discourage bots and make it easier for people to find consoles throughout the day, which makes it a nice site to check in on. According to the site, Xbox Series X systems will be available starting on November 22, so be sure to visit Walmart to verify availability.

Walmart actually had Xbox Series X systems in stock for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but has since sold out.

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GameStop

Note that GameStop also has separate pages for a couple of different options. There was a Launch Day bundle for $905 that included Gears Tactics and AC: Valhalla, as well as an Elite Controller and a headset, but this has since sold out, along with the standard version.

The site also has a separate page for signing up for the All Access package, which is a payment plan through Microsoft that includes access to GamePass as well as the Series X for installments of $35 per month. Availability for the All Access package is currently live, though it requires a credit check. This might be your best bet if you’d rather pay for your system in monthly installments, as you would a smartphone. Though it ultimately means overpaying for the system, so it’s a tossup.

You can also find pre-owned systems in stock sometimes, but we advise staying away from used hardware.

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Lenovo

Lenovo took down its Series X webpage, possibly in an attempt to avoid confusion and deter bots until they get new stock in and are ready to start selling. But it appears the page is available once more, despite being sold out of Xbox Series X systems. We haven’t had much luck finding stock at this retailer, but it’s worth checking anyway.

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Newegg

Newegg hasn’t been great about availability since the Xbox Series X first launched, but there have been a few different bundles that appear from time to time. Options primarily differ based on what controller color you want at this time. You can also set up a notification system so you know when consoles are in stock. This page will show all available Xbox Series X and Series S models so you can see them all at once.

Buy at Newegg

Target

Target has also been lousy about extra allocation since the system’s launch, but you might as well keep the retailer on your list, just in case. The website tells you when consoles are available to ship or purchase in-store. Note that Target is another site that makes signing up for the All Access payment plan super simple if you would prefer to pay that way. You can also choose a two-year warranty to go with your Xbox system. Below is the landing page for the Xbox Series line of consoles, but both are sold out.

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Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club has had a couple of notable extra bundles, such as a Series X that comes with a RIG 500 Pro HX headset, but these have sold out. Stock has appeared semi-regularly since the system launched, but all consoles are sold out right now.

Buy at Sam’s Club

Antonline

Antonline is yet another retailer that consistently has Xbox Series X stock, even if it sells out quickly. We advise checking this retailer daily, as they seem to have some connection at Microsoft based on how frequently the system appears on the site. The company had Xbox Series X systems for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Buy at Antonline

Can I find the Series X on eBay?

Yes, you can, because a variety of eBay sellers (and various bots) stocked up when the Xbox Series X was released on November 10, 2020. However, the big catch is that these sellers are marking up the Series X by at least a few hundred dollars — you’re basically paying for a guaranteed delivery if other sources run out of stock. It’s not the most reliable or safest option, but it could be a possibility if you’re in a hurry.

We highly suggest avoiding this option if possible since there have been reports of scams. You can, of course, get your money back, thanks to eBay’s guarantee, but that’s a major hassle. Plus, you’ll pay a pretty penny for a system that you can find at the retail price elsewhere if you’re patient.

Wario64 on Twitter

By far, the most effective way to track down a new Xbox Series X system is to follow Twitter user Wario64. This might seem like an odd suggestion, but this Twitter user frequently tweets when stock goes live across various retailers and includes links for easy access. If you want an Xbox Series X now, we recommend following Wario64 with notifications turned on so you know when stock is up. Wario64 recently tweeted that BJ’s had a Halo Infinite console bundle in stock.

Halo XSX at BJs maybe https://t.co/9Uth2X5MEz pic.twitter.com/JsuAEedDGG

— Wario64 (@Wario64) November 29, 2021

As you can see in the tweet above, Xbox Series X|S stock was available in September via the Microsoft Store, but availability has appeared more recently. We’ve seen Best Buy, Sam’s Club, and other stores featured on Wario64’s account — with many opportunities to buy the console each week (and in many cases, multiple times a week). Using this method, you’ll know right when allocation is available, saving you the hassle and headache of simply trying to refresh on a retailer’s website.

The nice thing is that Wario only posts allocation notices from retailers, meaning you’ll never have to pay scalper prices if you use this method.

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PS5 restock bad news as Sony makes a tough call

It’s not a secret that the PlayStation 5 is an in-demand console. Nearly a year out from release, PlayStation 5 stock is still sparse to the point where restocks are highly contested events; mad scrambles where available stock is snatched up in minutes. There’s a global silicon shortage at the center of these stock issues, and while we’ve known that things probably won’t get better for a long time yet, today we’re learning of the direct impact the shortage is having on PS5 production.

Sony lowers its PS5 production forecast

As reported by Bloomberg, Sony has dropped its PS5 production forecast for the current fiscal year to 15 million units, down from 16 million. That’s not a huge drop in the grand scheme, but it’s enough to complicate things for Sony, which was hoping to sell 14.8 million PS5 units in the fiscal year and have some supply left over for the next.

With production estimates now down to 15 million – according to an anonymous source who spoke to Bloomberg – meeting that goal of 14.8 million units sold might be difficult even though consoles are seemingly selling as fast as they’re being produced. As Bloomberg points out, the PS5 had a strong start out of the gate, but now its sales pace has dropped below that of the PlayStation 4 because of these supply issues.

It seems like Sony’s manufacturing partners don’t anticipate this getting better any time soon either, with Bloomberg reporting that some of them believe PS5 supply will be limited throughout 2022. Even though a lot of us have been hoping that the silicon shortage and, by extension, hardware stock shortages would end soon, Sony’s partners aren’t alone in suggesting they could last well into next year.

Stock shortages at a crucial time

Of course, these stock shortages sting a little more when you remember that we’re about to enter the holiday shopping season. This is a major sales period for companies like Sony, and there are going to be a lot of consumers looking to buy consoles for the holidays. With Sony reportedly revising its production forecast for the rest of the year, PS5s could get even harder to find as we head into winter.

Sony isn’t the only one that’s been forced to revise production forecasts in the wake of the parts shortage. Earlier this month, Nintendo officially confirmed revisions to its own stock forecast, so we can likely expect Switch consoles to be in short supply during the holidays as well. The Xbox Series X has been equally as difficult to find as PS5, and just yesterday, Valve had to delay the launch of its incoming Steam Deck by two months to accommodate a shortage of materials.

In short: it’s going to be a sparse holiday season for consoles, so if you were hoping to buy one, it’s probably best to start seriously looking now. If you want to better your chances at getting one of these in-demand consoles, you can check our tips guide for securing one. Otherwise, we’ll let you know when these companies provide us an update on when they expect supply constraints to ease, but judging by all of the reports we’ve seen lately, we wouldn’t count on that happening anytime soon.

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Xbox Series X and PS5 restock today: What you need to know

If you’re still in the market for a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X – as many people are – your next chance to get one is going to come later today. Walmart will be restocking both consoles today, including both PS5 models. This could be an excellent chance to secure one of these consoles before the hectic holiday shopping season truly kicks off, but as always, we expect the available stock to sell out pretty quickly.

PS5 and Xbox Series X Walmart restock details

On the listings for the standard PS5, PS5 Digital Edition, and Xbox Series X, Walmart says that all three consoles will be restocked today at 12 PM PDT/3 PM EDT. You can find links to all three pages below:

PlayStation 5
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition
Xbox Series X

Walmart also participates in the Xbox All Access program, allowing customers to purchase a console by making monthly payments instead of requiring one bulk payment upfront. However, if you’re going that route, you should be aware that Xbox All Access bundles an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription as well, meaning you’re paying for more than just the console.

Still, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes subscriptions to the console, cloud, and PC iterations of Xbox Game Pass and a subscription to Xbox Live Gold, which is required to play multiplayer games on Xbox Series X. Most Xbox Series X owners will probably want an Xbox Live Gold subscription, and with Game Pass being the good deal that it is, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a solid subscription.

We’ve crunched the numbers in the past and found that Xbox All Access is a good deal for those who would be purchasing an Xbox Series X and then subscribing to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate as well. We’re unsure if today’s restock will also include consoles specifically for Xbox All Access. Still, it may not be a bad idea to pull up that page and have it ready in the event that there are consoles available through the program.

PS5 and Xbox Series X restock tips for securing a console

Typically, Walmart restocks are mad dashes where everyone attempts to add a console to their cart and make it through checkout as quickly as possible. Whether or not you get a console today mostly comes down to luck, but there are a few tips you can follow to better your chances.

The first is the most obvious: start refreshing the listing for the console you want to buy before 3 PM EDT on the chance that Walmart sends the restock live a little early. You might just be able to snag a console ahead of everyone else without having to deal with website errors and crashes.

It also isn’t a bad idea to create a Walmart account so you can save your payment and shipping details ahead of time. If you manage to get one of these consoles in your cart and make it to the checkout process, you’ll want to move through that process as quickly as possible, and a Walmart account will help with that.

Finally, if it seems that the consoles are all sold out and you have some time to kill, hang around and see if new stock is listed after the initial rush. There’s no guarantee that new stock will be listed, but some retailers like to put available stock up for sale in waves or relist consoles that at one point were spoken for but ultimately never purchased. Waiting around for a while after the initial rush can sometimes lead to good things, so if you have time this afternoon, consider refreshing the page for a little while after stock appears to be sold out.

For more general tips on securing a console, be sure to check our full guide to buying an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5. If you’re going to try to get one of these consoles later today, good luck to you.

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Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 restock this week: Where and when

If you’re looking for either the PlayStation 5 or an Xbox Series X, this might be your lucky week. Target was tipped to get stock of both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 this week, likely on Wednesday, the 19th of May, 2021. Both Best Buy and Walmart COULD get stock at around the same time – though we’ve not gotten a direct tip on either, generally one follows the other, and the Target release is very, very likely.

UPDATE: Both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are likely to appear on Wednesday this week at Target. Per Matt Swider with TechRadar, on Twitter, both Walmart and Best Buy will POSSIBLY have PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles on Thursday of this week – that’s the 20th of May, 2021. If you miss Target, Best Buy, and Walmart, we’ve got a list of places you might try instead.

The other locations with which you may want to try to find stock of PlayStation 5 and/or Xbox Series X include GameStop (though they generally have bundles), Antonline, Costco, Adorama, Kohls, Newegg, Amazon, Dell, Sony, and the Microsoft store. These are mostly online store sources for stock – don’t hold your breath for physical store stock.

If you’re planning on purchasing a PlayStation 5, be prepared to pay at least $500 USD for the disc version, or $400 for the digital edition. The digital edition does not have a disc slot, so you’ll be doing all your gaming by purchase in the marketplace on the console itself.

If you’re seeking out an Xbox Series X, you’ll be buying one for at least $500, too. This is the one with the disc slot, while the Xbox Series S is the version with no space for a disc. Like the PS5 digital edition, the Xbox Series S is made for digital games only – no physical buying of game discs at stores – and it’ll cost you around $300 USD.



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Xbox Series S restock happening right now

While the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 continue to sell out everywhere, those who are on the hunt for the less expensive Xbox Series S are in luck today. The console is back in stock at the moment, but like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, there’s no telling how long it will be available.

The Xbox Series S is back in stock at Microsoft right now with a limit of one console per customer. Those buying an Xbox Series S can choose to create a bundle with a $10 discount on an Xbox Wireless Controller. As we’ve seen in the past, there are a vast array of Xbox Wireless Controllers to choose from with this bundle, ranging from the new model that was introduced alongside the Xbox Series X|S to older Xbox One controllers. You can even get an Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 in this bundle, though even with that $10 discount, the Elite Series 2 is still a very expensive controller.

The only other bundle option you have with the Xbox Series S is Microsoft Complete for Xbox accidental damage coverage, which runs $49. Keep in mind that you don’t need to purchase an Xbox Series S with an extra controller or that accidental damage coverage – instead, you can simply purchase an Xbox Series S (which comes with one controller in the box) for $299.99.

We’ve been seeing stock for the Xbox Series S begin to stabilize a little bit, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise. While the console has an attractive price tag that puts it well below the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, it’s also underpowered compared to those consoles, making it a bit more niche and its appeal a bit more limited.

Still, here’s hoping the fact that the Xbox Series S no longer sells out immediately is a sign of things to come for the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. We’ll let you know when we see those other consoles back in stock too, so stay tuned for more.

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Sony PS5 restock happening now, but you have to be quick

The PlayStation 5 has been notoriously hard to track down for its entire existence thus far, and thanks to a global parts shortage, it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon. New PS5 stock seems to sell out just as soon as its listed anywhere, making the feat of actually obtaining one of these consoles more a matter of luck and perseverance than anything else. Those still trying for a PS5 have another chance today, as Sony itself has restocked the console.

Sony has just sent the PlayStation Direct page for the PlayStation 5 live, which means that it will soon be opening up the queue. Typically, Sony sends PlayStation Direct live around 15 minutes before it opens the queue, so depending on when you read this, you might still have a few minutes to hop over there before the queue is created.

The queue could be the difference maker for a lot of people. Everyone who is waiting when the queue opens is placed into it at random, and if you manage to make it through the queue while PlayStation 5 consoles are still in stock, you have a very good chance of actually getting a console. While other retailer websites might struggle under the rush of people coming to the site, thereby making the checkout process difficult if not impossible, the PlayStation Direct queue helps ensure that the website doesn’t get overloaded.

Obviously, you still need an awful lot of luck to make it through the queue before consoles sell out, but if you do, then you probably don’t need to worry about the website crashing before you can complete checkout. With that being said, it’s probably still a good idea to get through checkout as quickly as you can in the event that you can actually get a PS5 in your cart.

One thing to keep in mind is that Sony requires you to log into your PSN account before you can purchase a PS5 through PlayStation Direct, so be prepared to do that. Unfortunately, Sony doesn’t usually announce these PlayStation Direct restocks ahead of time, so it’s hard to know when the next one will be, but we’ll let you know when we see the site go live in the future.

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Missed GameStop’s PS5 restock? You might have another chance this week

If you’re in the market for a PlayStation 5 – as so many people are at the moment – then you might want to clear some time on your schedule for tomorrow. That’s when the next restock for the PlayStation 5 is expected to happen, and while stock will definitely be limited, it could be a better opportunity than most to snag one of these hard to find consoles. That’s good new for those who missed out on GameStop’s restock earlier today.

Tomorrow’s PS5 restock is expected to happen at PlayStation Direct, and there’s actually two different restocks to talk about. As reported by deal hunter Wario64 on Twitter, Sony has started sending out invites to select people offering them a invite-only link to purchase a PlayStation 5 through PlayStation Direct tomorrow. Obviously, these emails are hard to come by, but if you’ve signed up to receive communications for Sony through your PS4, then it’s worth checking your inbox to see if you’ve received one.

If you have, then great – that’s probably your ticket to a PS5 tomorrow. If you haven’t received such an email, it still is definitely worth checking PlayStation Direct tomorrow as Wario64 expects a separate queue later in the day. While these invite-only console sales will start around 12 PM PDT, Wario64 expects a queue to happen around 2 PM PDT.

Of course, there’s no guarantee that PlayStation Direct will put up a queue tomorrow, and if it does, there’s no telling what time that queue will go up for sure. Still, it’s worth checking around the time Wario64 posted in his tweet, because if a queue does happen, you’ll want to be in it. PlayStation Direct first places visitors in a queue to ensure that the site isn’t overwhelmed and that those who manage to get a PlayStation 5 in their cart can actually complete the checkout process. If you manage to make it to the end of the queue while PS5 consoles are still in stock, then, your chances of getting one go way up.

It’s worth noting that PlayStation Direct had consoles available yesterday, April 13th, after a rather lengthy quiet period, so it makes sense that it would have more to sell later this week or next week. We’ll see what happens tomorrow, but don’t be surprised if PlayStation Direct comes in with a restock after these invite-only sales take place.

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Xbox Series X and PS5 restock may be imminent: Here’s what we expect

It’s no secret that it’s hard to find PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles at the moment. While the frenzy to obtain these new consoles may have calmed slightly, they’re still restocked with little warning and tend sell out very quickly. It’s difficult to predict when the next restock for these consoles is likely to happen, but looking at previous restock dates for certain retailers might indicate when those retailers are likely to restock next.

The retailer we’re specifically interested in is Best Buy. If you look at NowInStock.net’s extended restock history for the PlayStation 5, you’ll see that Best Buy has restocked either the standard PlayStation 5 or the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (or both) every Friday for the past six weeks in row. Between February 19th and March 26th, Best Buy restocked PlayStation 5 consoles each Friday without fail according to NowInStock’s data.

We see something similar with Best Buy’s restock trend for the Xbox Series X: from February 26th on, Best Buy restocked the Xbox Series X each Friday with the sole exception of March 12th. While the Xbox Series X restocks haven’t been quite as consistent as its PlayStation 5 restocks, there are still enough Friday stock drops in Best Buy’s history to suggest a trend.

So, what does this mean? While there are never any guarantees when it comes to console restocks, it could mean that we’ll see Best Buy restock the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X tomorrow, April 2nd. If you’re looking for one of these consoles, it could be worth checking out Best Buy tomorrow to see if a restock happens. Best Buy typically restocks these consoles in the late morning/early afternoon – usually between 11 AM Eastern and 1 PM Eastern – but restocks have happened as late as 4 PM Eastern in the past too.

Again, we can’t say for certain that Best Buy is restocking these consoles tomorrow, but in the event that the company’s restock history is indicative of the future, we would expect Best Buy to have both consoles on hand tomorrow. We’ll keep an eye on the situation and let you know if a restock does happen, so stay tuned for more.

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Xbox Series X|S restock lands unexpectedly – but act fast

Here at the start of this new console generation, gamers have something they’re not used to having so early in a hardware cycle: options. Sony is offering PlayStation 5 consoles both with and without a disc drive, while Microsoft is going a little more extreme by offering two distinct consoles of its own – the flagship Xbox Series X and the less-powerful (and less expensive) Xbox Series S. If you’re looking for an Xbox Series S, Microsoft seemingly has it in stock right now at its online store.

If you head over to the Xbox Store right now, you have the option of putting together a console bundle featuring the Xbox Series S. You don’t need to buy anything extra with the Xbox Series S, but if you want to, you have the option of adding one of Microsoft’s new Xbox Wireless Controllers at a $10 discount, which brings the main black and white color options down to $49.99. Other colors, like Shock Blue and Pulse Red, are down to $54.99 when you buy them alongside a console.

You’re not limited to just the new Xbox Wireless Controller. You can also pick up one of last-gen’s Xbox Wireless Controllers with the same discount or – if you’re feeling particularly like a high roller – snag the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 at $10 off as well. That $10 discount doesn’t make a very big dent in the Xbox Elite Controller’s normal $180 price tag, but that significant sum gets you one of the best controllers in gaming.

Your only other bundle options include Microsoft Complete insurance for Xbox, which is priced at $49 and covers accidental damage. Beyond that, though, the Xbox Series S will set you back $299.99 on its own, which is a fair amount less expensive than the $499.99 Xbox Series X.

Speaking of the Xbox Series X, we’ve been hearing reports from people on Twitter that it’s also back in stock through Microsoft at the moment, but we haven’t been able to verify that as we haven’t seen any option to buy. Still, it could be worth checking into on the chance that available stock is flickering in and out. Otherwise, good luck to all of you attempting to get an Xbox Series S.

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