Xbox, many triple A's in the E3 2021 conference?

Xbox, many triple A's in the E3 2021 conference?


Microsoft recently announced the date on which the E3 2021 conference, the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, will be held. Consequently, given the scope of such an important live broadcast for Microsoft and Bethesda, it is more than reasonable to expect a considerable amount of important announcements. Among these we can certainly expect works such as Halo Infinite or Starfield, but fans of the Xbox world await many other titles such as Forza Horizon 5, Fable or Perfect Dark.

Dualshockers has therefore compiled a list of titles that we could see during the June 13 conference, based on the insistence of rumors we have uncovered in recent weeks. First of these is Forza Horizon 5, rumored by several insiders and which could prove to be one of the great protagonists of the live show, showing the muscles of Xbox Series X with pure photorealism by Turn10 and Playground Games.

We could then think about Project Omen, the new title from the developers of Dishonored and Deathloop: although there is little certain information, a recent tweet from Jez Corden may have heralded a setting linked to vampires. Let's not forget the constant rumors that Kojima Productions and Xbox Game Studios wanted to work on a new exclusive from Metal Gear's father. The clues were always scattered on the Xbox live stream and something more concrete could come right during E3 2021, the perfect opportunity to make such an announcement.

- Bethesda (@bethesda) January 12, 2021

Another title that may have slipped our minds is the new Indiana Jones game in development by Bethesda, surprisingly announced on Twitter but still shrouded in mystery. Finally, Dualshockers reminds us that Compulsion Games, the team behind We Happy Few !, has been working for years on a new project shrouded in mystery. In short, there are really many titles that could be unveiled during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. Let us know by commenting below which titles you are most waiting for.

We remind readers that on Amazon you can find an Xbox Series S bundled with an Xbox Game Pass subscription.

Xbox Series X restock update today: Track on Twitter, Walmart, GameStop and more

Xbox Series X restock could make an appearance over the holiday. Now that Memorial Day sales are out in full force, retailers may offer Xbox Series X restock. So far, Costco is the only retailer to offer restock. 

So we're tracking the latest Xbox Series X restock rumors, tips, and drops. We've also pulled together a list of U.S. retailers so you have a one-stop shop for finding where to buy the Xbox Series X and Series S.  

Where to buy Xbox Series X: Restock links and updates

As of 8:40 a.m. ET on May 30, a reader informs us that Costco still has an Xbox Series X bundle for $789 via this link. The bundle is for Costco members only and includes MLB The Show 21, Seagate Expansion Card, and 3-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. Otherwise, there is no Xbox Series X restock available. However, our Xbox Series X restock tracker indicates that various other retailers could have restock in the coming days. Given that developers haven't scratched the surface of the Xbox Series X yet, now is a good time to get one ready for true next-gen gaming later this year. So check out the links below for the retailers to watch. 

Xbox Series X bundle: $789 @ Costco For Costco members only, the retailer has Xbox Series X restock available for $789. It includes MLB The Show 21, Seagate Expansion Card, and 3-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership.View Deal

Xbox Series X: $499 @ AmazonThe Xbox Series X is Microsoft's new flagship console. It features 12 teraflops of graphics power, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and Blu-ray drive. It runs games at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with a max of 8K at 120 fps. The Editor's Choice console represents the pinnacle of Microsoft's gaming efforts. View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 @ AmazonThe Xbox Series S is a less expensive and less powerful version of the Xbox Series X. The Series S has a GPU with up to 4 teraflops of output, 10GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD storage, and no disc drive. It has a max resolution of 1440p with 120 fps. View Deal

Xbox Series X restock tracker — retailer linksXbox Series X — latest news and rumors 

Microsoft's own online store as well as Walmart both dropped Xbox Series X stock last week. Best Buy and GameStop took fresh orders of Microsoft's in-demand bulky black box this week. It's unlikely that we'll see another Xbox Series X restock this week, but Amazon is the most likely candidate if we do. 

Meanwhile, Target has just announced a huge change to how it handles Xbox Series X restocks. No longer will it be waiting to drop stock in batches as it does with PS5 restock, instead Xbox Series X consoles will be available to buy when stores receive stock. 

This essentially means that Target will no longer have nationwide stock drops, and instead, the console will just be available when each individual location receives inventory. We saw this new system come into effect on Tuesday  (May 18) when several Target stores offered the Xbox Series X for sale. 

It's been a slow couple of weeks in terms of Xbox Series X restocks, but hopefully, multiple retailers will drop next week to celebrate Memorial Day.

If you want to gain an edge on Xbox Series X restocks, check out these Twitter accounts for the latest updates. We especially recommend following Xbox Series X|S Stock Alerts and Wario64. The latter account tracks both Xbox restocks as well as general gaming sales. 

While they won't always give you a heads up, it's also a good rule of thumb to follow retailers on Twitter, such as Best Buy and GameStop. Any edge you can get is crucial when trying to score an Xbox Series X restock. 

There's a good reason Microsoft's new consoles are flying off shelves. In our Xbox Series X review, we gave the new system major props for its blistering performance, zippy load times and comprehensive backwards compatibility with every generation of Xbox. And as we noted in our Xbox Series S review, the cheaper next-gen Xbox still delivers many of the same great features for those with 1080p TVs.

With that in mind, see the latest Xbox Series X stock updates and tips for getting your new Microsoft console below.

Where to buy Xbox Series X: Restock retailers

We've included handy links to every notable store page below. In some instances, you may be able to sign up to be notified of the latest Xbox Series X restock. 

Xbox Series X at Amazon

Xbox Series X: $499 @ AmazonThe Xbox Series X is Microsoft's new flagship console. It features 12 teraflops of graphics power, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and Blu-ray drive. It runs games at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with a max of 8K at 120 fps. The Editor's Choice console represents the pinnacle of Microsoft's gaming efforts. View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 @ AmazonThe Xbox Series S is a less expensive and less powerful version of the Xbox Series X. The Series S has a GPU with up to 4 teraflops of output, 10GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD storage, and no disc drive. It has a max resolution of 1440p with 120 fps. View Deal

Xbox Series X at Microsoft

Xbox Series X: $499 at MicrosoftYou can get a Series X from Microsoft directly. As with other stores, we expect Microsoft's stock to go quickly, so we recommend bookmarking this page. Microsoft does list other retailers that sell Xbox Series X, and gives restock updates.View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 at MicrosoftThe more affordable next-gen Xbox is also listed at Microsoft. This console is limited to 1440p output, but still promises fast loading, ray tracing and high frame rates. As with the Xbox Series X, you'll need to check the page to see when the console is back in stock. View Deal

Xbox Series X at Best Buy

Xbox Series X: $499 @ Best BuyBest Buy is one of many stores selling the Xbox Series X, though we expect it to go fast at the mega-retailer. Keep checking back for midnight Xbox Series X restocks at Best Buy — it's probably the only way you'll get one from here.View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 at Best BuyThe Xbox Series S is also listed at Best Buy for $299, or as low as $25 per month with financing options. Like the Xbox Series X, it goes in and out of stock at this retailer.View Deal

Xbox Series X at GameStop

Xbox Series X: $499 @ GameStopThe Xbox Series X and Series S are both listed at GameStop, and the retailer also frequently offers its own bundles with games and accessories, so keep an eye out for those.View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 at GameStopThe Xbox Series S is typically sold as part of a bundle at GameStop. The bundle typically includes a free game and gift card. View Deal

Xbox Series X at Target

Xbox Series X: $499 @ TargetTarget is selling the Xbox Series X, as well as the Series S. Check back often for Xbox Series X restock inventory.View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 at TargetThe Xbox Series S is available at Target for $299. Keep an eye on this store page.View Deal

Xbox Series X at Walmart

Xbox Series X: $34.99/month at WalmartWalmart has the Xbox Series X in stock. However, you'll need to purchase it via a Citizens One line of credit. You'll pay $34.99/month over 24 months for your Xbox Series X and a 24-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. In total, you'll pay $839.76 if approved. View Deal

Xbox Series X: $499 at WalmartThe Xbox Series X is being sold at Walmart, but stock is usually sold out. You can sign up for in-stock alerts, though.View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 at WalmartIt's the same story for the Xbox Series S. Current stocks of the console are gone, so you'll need to wait for the new Xbox to be restocked.View Deal

Xbox Series X at Lenovo

Xbox Series X: $499 @ LenovoPC manufacturer Lenovo is also selling the Xbox Series X, and might be a good retailer to check off-hours. (Should they replenish stock). Currently, they have no stock of either console. View Deal

Xbox Series S: $299 @ Lenovo Lenovo also offers the Series S, but like most others, is currently out of stock.View Deal

Xbox Series S at Newegg

Xbox Series S: $299 @ NeweggThe Xbox Series S is on sale at Newegg, but there's no stock available at the time of writing. View Deal

Where to buy Xbox Series X buying tips and resources

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Apart from refreshing retailer websites, there are other tips you can use to increase your chances of scoring an Xbox Series X. One secret Amazon tip which we tested allowed us to put an Xbox Series X in our shopping cart four times without fail. In addition, there are other online channels you can check to see when a unit might become available.


On Twitter, we suggest following @Wario64. The handle is known for updating users on the latest deals and restocks faster than anyone else on the platform. 

Shopping forums

Slickdeals, the online deal repository, has a forum thread dedicated to ordering an Xbox Series X through Microsoft. The thread is constantly being updated, so jump to the last page and click refresh for the latest intel on when units will become available. 


PopFindr is a site that checks local retail inventories based on your zip code. For example, you can check local Target stores in your area to see if any Xbox Series X's are available. Do note, that just because it shows in stock, it might be out of stock by the time you arrive at the store. 

It’s also not a bad idea to make an account on Slickdeals and set a deal alert for “Xbox Series X.” You’ll get an email alert when a new thread is made about replenished stock. But we’ve found that sometimes Slickdeals doesn’t email users fast enough. So it might be better to type in “Xbox Series X” in the search bar and sort by new. Be willing to check in multiple times a day.

CheapAssGamer is a long-running video game deals website that too has a forum thread dedicated to the Xbox Series X. As of writing, the thread is over 63 pages long, and users are discussing where to find units.

Facebook and Reddit

Facebook too can be a good source of information. There are multiple Xbox Series X fan groups that keep users up to date on where the latest restocks are happening. Feel free to join a few of these groups.

And be sure to subscribe to the Xbox Series X subreddit. Sure, most of the page is dedicated to discussions and memes, but if a user notices a restock, they’ll let the community know. For example, one user found Xbox Series X units in stock at their local Walmart, with others too discussing similar finds. Again, it seems that some Walmart locations may be holding on to units to sell on Cyber Monday. 

Wholesale retailers

Another set of retailers to keep an eye on are subscription-based wholesalers like Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s Wholesale Club. Because it requires a paid account to get access to these wholesalers, there are often fewer people jumping over each other to find a unit. If you don’t have a subscription to any of these retailers, ask a few friends or family members. 

Unfortunately, wholesalers tend to bundle new consoles with either extra games or accessories. So you will likely have to pay more than the standard $500.

Check at specific hours

Generally, retailers like to make stock available at certain times. The time when new Xbox Series X stock is most likely to be made available is at midnight ET, on certain days. Check all the retailers and you just might get lucky.

Other retailers favor times like 7 a.m. ET, for when customers wake up, while others will aim at midday to give everyone the best chance of finding a new Xbox Series X console. 

If the units are out of stock online, it might be worth going to a physical location. You must bring your membership card, or go with someone who has a membership. And be sure to wear a face mask (over your nose) or retail associates will ask you to leave. If none are available in store, then at least you can walk out with a $5 rotisserie chicken. 

Xbox Series X deals

Unfortunately, there are no Xbox Series X deals to report on at the moment. Demand for Microsoft's console is so high — and supply so low — that retailers simply have no incentive to offer Xbox Series X deals. In fact, we don't expect to see any Xbox Series X deals till the next major retail holiday — Prime Day. And when Xbox Series X deals do show up, we expect the sales to come in the form of bundles and freebies rather than dollar-off discounts. 

However, it's possible to score Xbox Series X deals on games and accessories. Amazon frequently has Xbox controllers and accessories on sale, whereas Best Buy usually has  multiple games on sale. 

Xbox Series X restock — avoid the scalpers

One of the reasons for Xbox Series X and Series S stock shortages is due to scalpers snapping up large amounts of next-gen consoles in one big sweep and then selling them for extortionate prices; we’re taking thousands of dollars for a $499 games console. 

VGC reported that a now infamous PS5 scalper group going by the name of CrepChiefNotify managed to snap up 1,000 Xbox Series X consoles as soon as they became available at U.K. retailer Very. But in a twist of fate, Very cancelled 1,000 Xbox Series X pre-orders, somewhat torpedoing the efforts of the scalpers. 

As frustrating as it can be to find an Xbox Series X or Series S, we suggest you avoid buying a console from these scalpers. Paying massively over the odds for a console that doesn't have a huge range of new Xbox Series X games isn’t a shrewd move in our opinion. If you can hold out, Microsoft should have more Xbox Series X units to ship, as well as the promise of more exclusive games for the console. 

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