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GameStop and Best Buy have Xbox Series X consoles for order right now (update: sold out at Best Buy)

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Two flavors of bundles from GameStop and the console itself from Best Buy

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The monolithic Xbox Series X console is still a bit tricky to get.
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Another week, another restock of Xbox Series X consoles at GameStop. Hopefully, this is a trend that new console availability is opening up in 2022 to a point where soon anyone will be able to walk into a store and pick up their hardware of choice without any fuss. While we’re not quite there yet, the restocks are remaining fairly consistent.

GameStop has two Xbox Series X console bundles today, offered on its website for shipping to US addresses — as opposed to some of the recent in-store restocks we have seen. The first bundle includes the Xbox Series X console, Far Cry 6, NBA 2K22, a three-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and a $50 GameStop gift card for a total of $703.96. The second bundle has the Xbox Series X console paired with the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller, a three-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and a $50 GameStop gift card for a total of $752.97.

This restock is not limited to GameStop Pro subscribers, but be sure to create a basic account or sign in to your existing account on GameStop’s site to streamline the process with your purchase info filled out, and always keep in mind that patience and persistence are key. You may get an error or a sold-out notification when adding to your cart, but keep refreshing the listing and trying as long as that Add to Cart button is still there.

Xbox Series X

  • $499

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s flagship console, serving as its most powerful (and biggest) option. While the Series S is aimed at smooth 1440p performance and takes a disc-less approach, the $500 Series X is focused on fast, 4K gameplay.

Accessories for Xbox consoles

Xbox Wireless Headset

  • $100

You don’t have to miss a call while you game thanks to Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Headset. In our review, we found it to be a comfortable, intuitively designed headset that’s well worth its cost. In addition to working well with Xbox consoles, it can connect to another device simultaneously via Bluetooth.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (three-month subscription)

  • $26
  • $45
  • 42% off

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers access to more than 100 titles, including the likes of Doom, Hades, and Halo Infinite, which you can play on multiple devices. The pass also gives subscribers access to exclusive deals, online multiplayer, and Microsoft’s cloud gaming service, Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Forza Horizon 5

  • $51
  • $60
  • 16% off

Forza Horizon 5 is the latest of the long-running open-world racing game developed by Playground Games. It’s an exclusive Xbox title, playable on both Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One consoles. The new installment is set across a lusciously detailed landscape in Mexico and features over 500 cars at launch.

Update 5:41PM ET, January 11th: GameStop’s bundles are once again available, each at a lower price than at the time this article was first published. The prices in the copy and product cards have been adjusted to reflect that.

Update 4:30PM ET, January 11th: GameStop’s bundle of the Xbox Series X with Elite Series 2 controller has sold out.

Update 12:58PM ET, January 11th: Best Buy has sold out of consoles for now.

Update 12:30PM ET, January 11th: GameStop still has both bundles available, and now Best Buy has restocked Xbox Series X consoles. They are available for the standard $499.99 without a bundle. As usual for Best Buy, it is based on local availability at stores in your area.