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Xbox Series X, Series S in stock at Walmart now, here's how to buy one

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

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are finally here — even if it might not feel like that for many. Microsoft's latest video game consoles have been hard to find throughout the launch window, with high demand set to outpace supply through the early months of the generation. The new Xbox consoles, like PlayStation 5, remain a hot commodity unless you're willing to pay inflated prices. But Walmart soon drops a wave of new console stock, providing U.S. buyers with an opportunity to lock down Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, as well as both versions of the PlayStation 5.

Walmart opens Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S orders at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT on Nov. 19, as confirmed by newly updated online listings. The company warns of limited stock once again, meaning buyers should act fast to secure their order on the hour. And while it's a chance to guarantee yourself a console, it's unclear when the systems will ship.

It comes as Microsoft warns Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S stock could be hard to find over coming months, with availability likely to improve sometime in 2021. While new hardware launches often exceed supply, the inability to meet demand has only worsened amid current world events. That means for those hoping to check out today, have your cards and details ready.

The Xbox Series X will cost its usual $499 RRP, while the more affordable Xbox Series S costs $299. The Xbox Series X is the latest flagship, pushing up to 4K resolution and 120 frames-per-second (FPS) alongside new advancements like speedy SSD storage and ray tracing. The budget-friendly Xbox Series S provides much of the same but cutting costs via a lower 1080p-1440p resolution while also removing the disc drive.

You can catch the latest on where to buy Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in our roundup, highlighting the retailers to watch and where to find the available stock.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games 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.

11 Comments
  • They were in stock last night on the Microsoft store around 10. I snagged a Series S
  • Ayy, congrats - hope you enjoy it!
  • Thanks. I will now have both series consoles. I picked up the X last week and I will soon have this one whenever it ships. It's estimated to be delivered in January, but they have already charged my card for it, which they said they will not do until it ships, so it may be coming sooner than that. Actually, they charged my card as soon as I placed the order, so who knows? I haven't gotten an updated order status.
  • They're gone. Got it in the cart but sold out from under me. 8mi utes of pages not loading. The fun continues I guess
  • Had one in the cart but slow checkout process did not complete in time. They sold out in less than 10 minutes...
  • Yep sold out in less than 10 minutes. Even the PS5ʻs. Constant shopping cart crash and freezes.
  • That was almost like pre-ordering on the MS store. I added to the cart fine and then the checkout process was broken. Hopefully they have more available or at least another server available when they open sales on Wednesday.
  • I encourage everyone to use popfindr.com. it's an inventory checker for Target stores. It lets you know what's available in stock even before the Target website, with an actual count of how many consoles are there. That's how I got my series X last week the day after launch. They actually had some available yesterday at my store, but they went quick. Target seems to get a shipment every Wednesday morning. If you see some available on popfindr, you better make a quick dash to the store. If I had been a minute slower, another customer would have gotten my series X last week. They won't be on the shelf. You'll have to ask a clerk in electronics department to check the computer. They'll still be in storage
  • To get an accurate count for Walmart inventory nearest you, check brickseek.com. That way you'll know how good your chances are of snagging one if you know how many are going to be there. I've gotten mines, so I'm sharing the wealth now. 😎
  • Walmart will take only online order from what I know.
  • Yes, but . This will come in handy after the online sales are over and stock begins to slowly trickle into the stores. In most cases, when the Walmart website says out of stock, you'll know that there is actually some consoles there to be sold and which store. For some reason brickseek knows what's in stock sooner than the website updates