Xbox Series X restock trackers seem to be doing a lot better than the competition in terms of finding actual consoles in stock.
TechRadar reports that judging from how the last Series X restock lasted far longer than it previously did, there's enough confidence that the upcoming restock will fare a lot better than expected. However, the report also says that for now, your best chance at nabbing an Xbox Series X console is if you follow their Twitter tracker, Matt Swider.
💵🙅♂️U can't tip me, but...— Matt Swider (tracking PS5 / Xbox / GPU restock) (@mattswider) July 3, 2021
👍1. Refer me to ur friends if successful (I've helped 55,000 people)
🙏2. Stick around for Black Friday deals
🆕3. Sub my newsletter, please: https://t.co/YIyvHI9A6t
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📺5. Sub my YouTube https://t.co/8AjmzvVA1C
Swider's tracking also allows people to get notifications, which, while not instantaneous, are always better than nothing in this day and age. He follows major stores such as GameStop, Target, Best Buy, and Walmart, where Xbox Series X restocks are most reliable.
If you've been hard at work trying to find a next-gen console, then you'd find a lot more luck looking to Microsoft's side of the pond. That's because PS5 restocks are still far too elusive for comfort. Despite consoles still selling out a lot faster than what's considered normal, though, they lasted far longer on the shelves in several stores. Here are a few examples:
- June 24 and 29: Best Buy had stocks lasting for several minutes
- July 1: Walmart had stocks last a while too, and it always seemed to land on Thursdays
- In the United Kingdom, Costco had Series X bundles containing an expensive SSD which lasted an entire weekend.
Aside from these major retailers, big Xbox Series X restocks are also happening at Antonline, Amazon, and even directly at Microsoft, reports GamingIntel. Be sure to watch out for those too, but beware of anybody selling a console for so much cheaper than its current average street pricing if they're not a recognized retailer.
Xbox Series X Restock Not Working Out? Here Are Some Alternatives
There aren't many good alternatives for buying Microsoft's next-gen console right now. If you want to have one fast, then the most immediate choice is to buy from local resellers. This is still not advisable, however.
But here's something that could be a reliable alternative, if not as permanent. Earlier this month, Microsoft released a silly 90s R&B music video promoting Xbox All Access, which is a subscription service that features Game Pass. For a monthly fee of $34.99 for 24 months, you'll get a Series X console and access to Game Pass Ultimate. That's not a bad deal, considering the current circumstances.
And if you think paying $35 a month for two years is a little pricey, there's a cheaper one: $24.99 to get a Series S and Game Pass Ultimate. The cheapest one gets you a last-generation Xbox One S, so maybe you could steer clear of that one.
Microsoft is working really hard to fulfill its goal of getting the Xbox platform to as many people as they can from the looks of things.
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Written by RJ Pierce