Best Buy announces PS5, Xbox Series X restock for tomorrow
All three next-generation gaming consoles return to Best Buy on December 15.
Ready your wallets — Best Buy has outlined plans to restock all next-generation consoles on December 15, with PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S orders expected to open for a brief window. The U.S. retailer detailed the plans in a new blog post, committing to availability through its online store, shaping up as one of the last opportunities ahead of the holidays. It comes as stock for the latest gaming hardware hits record demand, while availability remains tight through their early weeks on the market.
Best Buy opens orders for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S at 9 AM ET / 8 AM CT / 6 AM PT on December 15. However, you'll need to act fast to secure your consoles. PS5 and Xbox Series X restocks have been hotly-anticipated in recent weeks, with many looking to buy either next-generation system. The retailer also noted this will be an online-only restock, with no units available in stores.
You can check the respective pages for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at Best Buy below.
Sony has debuted its next-generation PlayStation 5, with unprecedented demand across the globe. The new gaming console pushes 4K resolution gaming up to 120 frames-per-second (FPS) delivering the best experiences across a blockbuster exclusive lineup.
Xbox Series X is Microsoft's new flagship, as its most powerful console with over 12TF GPU performance and a custom SSD. It boasts up to 4K resolution and 120 FPS, full backward compatibility across four generations, and ray-tracing support.
We recommend signing up for a free My Best Buy account for your highest chance to secure your preorder, where you'll have the opportunity to pre-configure your shipping and payment information to streamline the checkout experience. Past orders for the trio of devices sold out in seconds, and you'll need to be ready on the hour to secure a console.
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X cost $499 in the U.S., although various retailer bundles may include additional games and accessories, pushing the asking price above the usual going rate. The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition cuts the disc drive for a $399 RRP, while the Xbox Series S represents the most affordable entry point into the next-generation at $299.
Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, the latest flagships in console gaming, are expected to remain in short supply until the beginning of 2021. Stay-at-home orders have seen more people than ever flocking to gaming and online entertainment, while both firms aim to scale production amid the pandemic. For Microsoft, Xbox CFO Tim Stuart, recently stated Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S shortages are expected to continue throughout the holiday season and into April 2021.
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Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.