Walmart next Xbox Series X, Series S restock detailed, here's when

Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S
Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

Walmart has announced plans to restock Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, providing the latest opportunity to score Microsoft's latest generation of consoles amid ongoing shortages. The company looks to provide a time for U.S. customers to purchase the devices on March 25, tied up in its Xbox All Access financing options.

Xbox Series X is Microsoft's latest and greatest console in early 2021, delivering up to 4K resolution and 120 frames-per-second (FPS) gameplay, going head-on with PlayStation 5. Microsoft also has a budget-friendly alternative in Xbox Series S, a compact, lower-powered machine geared toward 1080p and 1440p experiences. They usually cost $499 and $299, respectively, but Xbox All Access provides an alternative way to pay in monthly installments.

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S stock hits on March 25, 2021, at 3 p.m. ET. They'll only be available while supplies last.

Xbox All Access is a 24-month financing program direct from Microsoft, available from top retailers worldwide, including Walmart. It allows buyers to purchase Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, with the all-inclusive Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, at a low monthly fee with zero interest. It costs $35 per month for Xbox Series X, while Xbox Series S costs $25 through the program. It's a formal contract handled by agencies like Citizens One, which ties you into fixed monthly payments over the two years.

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S saw record launches in November, with high demand leaving both next-generation devices hard to find in early 2021. Current world events have seen interest in gaming steadily climb, with shortages expected to continue throughout the year.

Matt Brown is 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.

  • How is walmart the place that gets all the supply
  • I dunno, they're only the largest retailer in the country...but Amazon, Best Buy, and Target have had their fair share of drops, too.
  • Huh, i didnt realize walmart was bigger than amazon
  • Yup, and it's not even close based on official 2019 numbers:
  • I am convinced they are only getting 4 or 5 every time.
  • Then I'm extremely lucky b/c I got an XBSX from them in December and last week I snagged a PS5 with an ETA of 4/9.
  • You are, they are instant sell outs.
  • No doubt the demand is greatly outpacing supply, but there are still hundreds, maybe thousands, up for grabs each time. Walmart and Best Buy also stagger their drops over an hour or two so you need to hang in there. Many people bail after the first couple of waves which is by design to reduce site traffic. For Walmart, a couple of tips I suggest are: 1) Besides having multiple browser windows open, try the mobile app, too. When it's available, you can tap "Add to Cart" repeatedly without needing to refresh the page like with a browser. 2) If you can get it in your cart and the first checkout fails, don't keep trying. Leave it in your cart and wait until "Add to Cart" is available again in another browser window or the mobile app. Then try to complete the checkout again. That's how I got a PS5 last week and I saw a few other people online say the same thing.
  • You do realize that number was sacasim, right? 😉
  • Of course, I'm responding to your "instant sell outs" comment. At least a couple of the big sites are intentionally throttling their drops so they're not sold out immediately.
  • Got my Series S at launch and I've been very happy with it aside from backwards compatible games using the One S version
  • I got my XSX from, they do seem to get large drops. The time I ordered it, it was in stock for a few hours...