The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S may be available again for pre-order from Best Buy

Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S
Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • The Xbox Series X and S are the next-gen gaming powerhouses Microsoft is releasing later this year.
  • They've already been up for pre-order, but supplies sold out quite fast, and lots of people were left without a guarantee.
  • Best Buy may have some more Xbox Series X and S stock up for pre-order, but you'll have to act fast.
  • It's not clear how much longer they'll have stock, but or just how intermittent availability is, but you may be able to nab a pre-order.

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S represent Microsoft's gaming vision for the future, with a barrage of high-end gaming features never seen before in console gaming. Xbox Series X and S pre-orders are already pretty much done, but sporadic stock has appeared at some retailers. Now, it seems Best Buy is showing stock for both next-gen consoles, although intermittently, so people may be able to secure pre-orders for a limited time. If you were looking for a chance to pre-order Microsoft's upcoming next-gen gaming powerhouses, be sure to keep an eye on Best Buy (links below) to see if stock is still available.

The Xbox Series X is the beefy boi of the bunch, targeting a crispy 4K resolution at up to 120fps with its absurd 12TF of gaming prowress. The Xbox Series S, on the other hand, is aiming to offer a true next-gen gaming experience, with most of the same exact features as the Xbox Series S, but targeting a much lower 1440p resolution instead, and no disc drive. With these compromises, you get a much smaller console and price tag.

You can also check out some of the new Xbox Series X and S accessories to go along with your new console, to get the most out of what next-gen has to offer. With support for up to 120fps, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and HDR, you might also consider investing in one of the best TV's for Xbox Series X and S.

Xbox Series X/S


Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.