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Where to buy Xbox Series X: Best Buy still showing small amounts of stock

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Click here to refresh the page and get the very latest updates on where to buy Xbox Series X as soon as stock information comes in. 

Update 8:45AM EST: Best Buy is once again showing both the Xbox Series X and Series S in stock for the US. Adding to cart is tricky, but stock does seem to be staying around.

We've found a few places to buy Xbox Series X this week. That's why we're updating our list of retailers regularly with the ones who are most likely to have stock, including the Microsoft Store, which had the Xbox Series X for sale in the US and UK as recently as Wednesday, November 18.

Not only that, but we're also keeping this page fresh with all the latest updates on Xbox Series X stock, as well as any new information we receive from retailers. Keep this page bookmarked, then, for all the best tips on where to buy Xbox Series X over the next few of weeks. 

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Right now, our best advice is to keep checking the retailers below. It's hard to predict when more stock will land, so you need to be persistent, patient and cross your fingers for a little bit of luck to buy Xbox Series X right now.  

If you're still looking where to buy Xbox Series X in the next few weeks, however, it's worth noting that retailers like GameStop and Walmart have announced they will be restocking the console in time for Black Friday. That makes sense, as it's a sure-fire way to get shoppers onto their sites over the most competitive weekend of the year, and we wouldn't be surprised to see other retailers following suit. 

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Xbox Series S: £249.99 at Microsoft The Xbox Series S is out of stock again at the Microsoft Store, despite reappearing a few days ago.

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Where to buy Xbox Series X in the US

Where to buy Xbox Series X in the US

We saw Microsoft, Best Buy and GameStop leading the first wave of Xbox Series X stock last week so we'd recommend checking in here, and Best Buy has been leading the second wave too. However, Amazon is likely to make a splash when more stock hits the warehouse so keep checking there as well. 

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Xbox Series X: check for latest stock updates at Amazon We haven't seen any Xbox Series X stock hitting Amazon's lofty aisles so far, so stay tuned for more updates. When it does land, word will spread quickly so make sure you're at the front of the line.

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Xbox Series X: check for latest stock updates at Best Buy Best Buy managed to squeeze out some Xbox Series X stock on November 22, and it's still showing the possiblity to add to cart. It's worth checking in regularly as the retailer may phase stock in and out, but for now there seem to be options available.

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

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Amazon If you're after speedy delivery and a good supply of consoles (at least better than smaller retailers), Amazon should be your first point of call. However, it's worth noting that plenty other punters will also be looking to buy Xbox Series X at Amazon so it might prove particularly competitive.

You'll also find new Xbox controllers in stock at Amazon right now.

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Microsoft Microsoft has been flashing in and out of stock over the last few days, so we'd recommend checking in frequently if you're having difficulty buying Xbox Series X. Not only that, but you can also grab a console using the All Access scheme at Microsoft - allowing you to buy Xbox Series X for $34.99 a month.

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Best Buy Best Buy is offering a discounted controller when you buy Xbox Series X, bringing the new gamepad's price down to $44.99 from the usual $59.99, and the console is currently in stock on the site - check now to see if that's still the case.

You'll be able to grab a discounted Xbox controller, so even if you don't grab a console, you can get ready with cheaper accessories.

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B&H Photo B&H Photo won't be the first place many look when trying to buy Xbox Series X. While that does mean you've got a better chance at beating the crowds here, B&H Photo is likely to have less stock on the shelves compared to some of the bigger tech giants.

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Newegg Newegg's initial Xbox Series X pre-orders were limited, but we're holding out hope that we'll see more stock when other retailers open their doors. Microsoft has named the retailer as one carrying day-one stock, which means you'll want to keep an eye out here as well.

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Walmart Walmart's pre-order stock was snapped up in seconds earlier this year, which means you're going to have to fight if you're looking to buy Xbox Series X here. The retailer has said more stock will go live on during its Black Friday sale at 9:00 PM ET on Wed, Nov 25.

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StockX If you're really struggling to buy Xbox Series X, there is another option. StockX is a marketplace retailer that allows sellers to post an asking price, buyers to post a buying price and an immediate transaction when both requests match. Prices are, obviously, a little higher here, but unlike eBay StockX ships all products to its warehouse for inspection before sending them on to you. We'd recommend waiting this first wave of stock out a little longer, but if you're desperate there's plenty of stock making it a reliable option today.

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Where to buy Xbox Series X in the UK

If you're in the UK we'd keep a close eye on Microsoft and Very - with the latter retailer offering some of the first chances to buy Xbox Series X last week and with stock holding out stronger thanks to some higher value bundles. 

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Xbox Series X: Check for latest stock updates at Amazon Amazon had more Xbox Series X stock in the UK, which then ran out in five minutes. You'll need to move quickly if more becomes available then, so keep checking that link for the latest updates.

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Xbox Series X: Check for latest stock updates at Very Very had another quick flash of stock, with the chance to buy Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S briefly glimpsing into view. That's now all gone, however, but keep an eye here as things are obviously moving in the right direction.

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

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Amazon If you're looking to buy Xbox Series X at launch, and have fast and free shipping you'll want to head to Amazon. Not only are you likely to get the best delivery times (if you're a Prime member that is), but we saw a good amount of stock holding on at Amazon over the pre-order window as well. 

Amazon is also now stocking new Xbox controllers as well.

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Microsoft Microsoft launched its own Xbox Series X stock early , giving those with eagle eyes the opportunity to buy Xbox Series X ahead of launch day. While stock does remain out at the moment, we'd keep checking in as we were seeing units flashing in and out all the time. You can also save 20% on a second wireless controller when you buy Xbox Series X through Microsoft as well.

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Very Very was one of the first retailers showing you where to buy Xbox Series X at launch. On Tuesday November 10, Very had a good supply of both stock and higher value bundles which lasted a few minutes. In the world of Xbox stock that's a long time, so keep checking back for the next round. 

Very is also now stocking new Xbox controllers as well.

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Currys Currys hasn't made its move in terms of Xbox Series X yet, however we have seen the cheaper Xbox Series S grace the shelves before dropping out over launch day. That's means we'd stay tuned here, as there's likely to be some consoles in that warehouse waiting for shipping.

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Argos Argos may not have a landing page for those looking to buy Xbox Series X just yet, but it's certainly one of the best places to head to once that stock does land. That's because the highstreet retailer organises its stock by region, which means you're competing against a significantly smaller pool of shoppers. Nevertheless, that does mean that stock will run out faster as well.

You'll also find new Xbox controllers in stock right now.

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Where to buy Xbox Series X in Canada

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When will you be able to buy Xbox Series X?

Of course, these stock issues can only last so long - you'll be able to buy Xbox Series X for a non-inflated scalper price relatively easily at some point in the future. 

Just when that is, however, is a little tricky to plan. We're likely to see more Xbox Series X stock hitting around Black Friday as retailers use the console launches to bring more shoppers to their sites over the biggest shopping weekend of the year. 

If you're still looking for where to buy Xbox Series X in a couple of weeks, then, we'd recommend circling November 27 on the calendar. After that, things might still be rough until the holidays are through and we expect things will settle down towards the beginning of 2021. 

How 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 bring more chances to buy Xbox Series X over the next few days. Prioritise larger retailers 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 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.

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 into 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.

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 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, however Game is honouring pre-order collection. 

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