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.
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.
Microsoft serves the next-generation for less with its budget-friendly Xbox Series S. The console packs the same high-performance CPU and SSD technology as Xbox Series X, while scaling back the GPU and removing the disc drive.
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.
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