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Xbox Series X is available at Best Buy [UPDATE: Sold Out]

Just the Xbox Series X

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Update March 19th, 2021 2:23PM ET: Best Buy has sold out of Xbox Series X consoles for today.

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X consoles launched a few months ago, but if you have been keeping up with the news, you know that these consoles are some of the hardest products to buy right now. Those looking for another shot at the $500 Series X can try their luck right now at Best Buy. You will have the option to pay for either console in full or through Xbox All Access, which would allow you to get the console with no upfront cost.

Due to the high demand, the retailer is releasing small waves of inventory for the console every few minutes.

Once you’ve secured your next-gen Xbox, you might want to buy some additional items, such as games to play on your new console. Several of the most popular games to play on these consoles include third-party titles like Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Additionally, some popular Xbox One titles, such as Forza Horizon 4 and Gears 5, received graphical updates that take advantage of the next-gen hardware.

Of course, if you are unsure what games to buy, you could always subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which gives you access to a slew of first- and third-party titles from various developers and publishers.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (three-month subscription)

  • $40
  • $45
  • 12% off

What good is an Xbox without games? The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers over 100 titles including the likes of DOOM and the soon-to-be-released Halo Infinite you can play on multiple devices. You get all that and more for just around $15 a month – which is around the same price as one video game. What’s even better is we often see deals on the pass as well. Right now, for example, you can buy a $45 three-month subscription for $40 from Amazon instead. 

A must-have accessory I think is worth buying is an additional Xbox controller if you plan to play couch co-op games with family or friends.

Xbox Wireless Controller

  • $44
  • $60
  • 27% off

First up, controllers. You probably already know that Microsoft’s Xbox One wireless controller is also compatible with the new Series X / S consoles, which is great. However, the older controller model lacks a few features that might make the newer one a worthy upgrade for you.

For instance, the revised controller has a dedicated share button for saving clips and screenshots and sharing them online, a USB-C port for charging up Microsoft’s optional $24.99 play-and-charge rechargeable battery, along with a few cosmetic and physical improvements to the d-pad and triggers. It’s not a completely new controller, like the PS5’s DualSense, but that comes through with its lower price tag. Regularly $60, right now you can pick up the Xbox wireless controller in black for $44 from GameStop, and for around $49 from Amazon and Microsoft. Microsoft and GameStop are also discounting the shock blue, and pulse red variants, selling them for $50. Microsoft is additionally offering the robot white controller for $50 as well.

In addition to working with the Xbox consoles, the new controller also has Bluetooth support so you can easily connect it to your Android phone, iPhone, or PC. If your PC doesn’t have Bluetooth, you can pick up the Xbox wireless adapter made for Windows 10. Microsoft sells the aforementioned PC adapter for $24.99.