If you happened to drive by a GameStop or Best Buy and saw a massive line, it's probably because the Xbox Series X has arrived, and it's selling out fast. In fact, most retailers that carry the Xbox Series X are totally sold out by now and waiting for more inventory from Microsoft.
Odds are, unfortunately, you'll have to wait a long time until it's back on shelves — physically and virtually. Unless you camped out in front of a major retailer or had your finger ready on the "buy" button the second the shiny new console dropped, you probably missed your chance to buy one.
Day one supplies of Xbox Series X|S are selling very quickly, so before venturing out please be sure to check with your local retailers for any inventory availability. Stay safe and healthy! 💚— Xbox (@Xbox) November 10, 2020
But don't worry — the Xbox Series X will be back ... eventually. Here's all the info you need on when it'll be back in stock and where to purchase.
When will Xbox Series X be back in stock?
As can be expected, retailers haven't indicated when they'll re-stock their Xbox Series X inventory, so the best thing you can do is keep refreshing the page on any given website that sells the product. It's going to be in high demand for awhile, so don't get your hopes up.
In fact, the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, stated that an Xbox Series X shortage could last "months" after first launching. Spencer explained that they saw the surge in demand in pre-orders alone, which determined how quickly they'll be able to restock.
"We know what our supply will look like basically for the rest of the year. We're going to have more demand than we do supply. And I will apologize in advance to people for that. We saw it with pre-orders, how much energy there was, and we were basically out [of stock] in a couple hours, which is unfortunate. I think we are going to live in that world for a few months. We're going to have a lot more demand than we do supply," Spencer said, per TechRadar.
Where to buy the Xbox Series X:
You can technically buy the Xbox Series X now, but it would be from resellers, and the prices are pretty outrageous. Some are going for over $1,000 on Ebay, and it looks like the current sellers on Amazon are selling them for $1,200 and up. These retailers will eventually restock and sell the Xbox Series X for $499.99: Microsoft, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, GameStop, Sam's Club, Newegg, and Amazon.
Of course, people are already freaking out that they won't be able to get their hands on the console today. There are also some folks whose Series X pre-orders are delayed. Apparently, Amazon warned some buyers that shipping could take as long as December.
Yup I canceled mine with target, they still hadn't even shipped it and were projecting a week or so before delivery. If I need one I'll just find one in stores— Dekuei (@Dekuei) November 10, 2020
Pour one out for the ones who won't get their consoles till next week.— Grim (@GrimnoGhost) November 10, 2020
Pour one out for the ones who won't get their consoles till next month.
Pour one out for the ones who won't get theirs till December 31st.
Pour one out for the kids who parents bought Xbox One X's by mistake.
But some lucky people received it today. And are taking their bragging to Twitter, natch.
LeBron James got his Series X on time, and it looks glorious.
We have a feeling Xbox Series X will be available for purchase in time for the holidays, but don't expect any Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals.