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Where To Buy An Xbox Series X: Black Friday Restock And Inventory At Walmart, Best Buy, And More

Hoping to buy the Xbox Series X or Series S during Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Here's what we know about the next Xbox restock and availability.

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The Xbox Series X and Series S have been extremely hard to find in stock since preorders first opened in September, and subsequent restocks, including those on launch day, went anything but smoothly, with both systems always selling out in minutes. Black Friday 2020 brought more Xbox restocks, with one on Walmart's website on Wednesday and another at GameStop stores on Friday morning, but unless you were extremely lucky, you may still be finding yourself empty-handed as we head into the weekend.

If you're still looking to buy an Xbox Series X or Series S ahead of the holidays, you're probably wondering when the next Xbox restock is. Unfortunately, details on when the Xbox Series X and Series S will be in stock again are slim--no retailers have announced a date or time for when they'll have the next-gen Xbox available to buy. We've seen Xbox Series X and S stock appear online without warning at stores like Best Buy and GameStop, but these nearly always manage to sell out within minutes and usually won't let you add the system to your cart.

Of course, Cyber Monday is coming up on November 30, and it's possible we'll see the Xbox Series X|S appear online again sometime during the sale. If any retailers announce restock times for the Series X or S during Cyber Monday, we'll include that info here immediately. For now, read on for what we know about the Xbox restock situation at major stores.

Where to buy the Xbox Series X|S during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series X released on November 10 and are sold out everywhere.
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series X released on November 10 and are sold out everywhere.

The two major Xbox Series X restocks we were anticipating this week at Walmart and GameStop have come and gone, but that doesn't mean we won't see the Xbox come back into stock during Black Friday weekend or Cyber Monday--we just don't know when. Here's what we know right now.

GameStop Xbox Series X restock

GameStop restocked limited quantities of the Xbox Series X and S in stocks on Black Friday, November 27. It's unclear how many units on average were available per store, but GameStop promised a minimum of two Series X units would be available at each location. Many hopeful Xbox Series X purchasers camped outside GameStop stores on Thursday evening with the hopes of being early enough to buy the console.

Target Xbox Series X restock

Though Target's Black Friday 2020 ad shows the Xbox Series X, the store only restocked the system on launch day. We have not seen Xbox restocks on Target since then.

Best Buy Xbox Series X restock

Best Buy has kept its Xbox restock plans vague. The store did announce it will not have any Xbox Series X or Series S units in brick-and-mortar stores until 2021, but though its Black Friday ad shows the Xbox Series X, the retailer would not confirm availability during the event. Instead, it told GameSpot the Xbox Series X/S will be up for purchase on BestBuy.com whenever units are available. We've seen next-gen consoles pop up on Best Buy's website without much warning, so you may just have to be checking at the right time.

Walmart Xbox Series X restock

Walmart's Black Friday sale went live Wednesday night, as did its highly-anticipated PS5 and Xbox Series X restock. Both consoles sold out almost instantly, including the disc-free models, and we're not sure if Walmart will be getting more in just yet. Sony said the PS5 will get a restock before the end of the year, so it's very possible the Xbox Series X and S could follow suit.

Xbox Series X resellers

If you miss out on restocks at the major retailers, reseller sites like StockX have plenty of units available, though be prepared to pay more than list price. Right now, buyers are asking around $380 for the Series S and $730 for the Series X. If you do buy from a reseller, make sure the Xbox console you're getting has the right type of plug for your region.

No other retailers have shared specific plans for restocking the Xbox on Black Friday and beyond. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @GameSpotDeals for the latest updates on Xbox availability. In the meantime, catch up on our Xbox Series X review for our console impressions and more details.

Xbox Series X retailer listings

Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X

Xbox Series S retailer listings

Xbox Series S
Xbox Series S

Xbox Series X|S accessories

New Xbox Wireless Controllers released alongside the Xbox Series X and Series S, and they're available in Carbon Black, Robot White, and Shock Blue. They feature a more ergonomic design; textured grips on the bumpers, triggers, and back case; and an Elite controller-inspired hybrid D-pad for improved precision. The updated controllers also have a new integrated Share button for capturing and recording gameplay moments. Right now, Best Buy is slashing $20 off the new Xbox Series X wireless controllers for Black Friday.

Looking for more deals on Xbox console games and accessories? Check out our guide to the best Black Friday Xbox deals for the best prices on new Xbox headsets, games, gift cards, and more.

Xbox Series X|S games and Game Pass subscription

Microsoft is pushing its Xbox Game Pass subscription for next-gen, which grants access to a massive, rotating library of games for a monthly fee, including the ability to play first-party games like Halo Infinite on day one. There's a great deal on three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions available right now for Black Friday, and these subscriptions stack, so even current subscribers can take advantage of the deal.

Check out our list of all the Xbox Series X launch games available at launch as well as new Xbox games coming soon.

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