Update July 15th, 10:55AM ET: Looks like Amazon has pulled the invite requests at this time. Hopefully this is a sign of more console deal opportunities to come, especially as the Xbox Series X continues being more readily available.
The console restock scene has been slowly improving over the course of a few months, with the Xbox Series S on sale just about anywhere, the Xbox Series X available without nearly as much trouble as in the past, and even the PlayStation 5 getting more reliable restock windows. What’s still rare on those last two are any discounts or savings. But right now, if you act quickly, you may be able to get a deal on the Xbox Series X from Amazon.
During its Prime Day hangover, the e-commerce giant is allowing you to request an invite to purchase the Xbox Series X for a price of $441.17 (though it’s a bit of a moving target, as it was $443 just a moment ago). Request an invite on the product page while logged into your Amazon account, and then keep an eye out on your email to see if you’re one of the lucky ones chosen. If you are, you’ll have up to 72 hours to buy your console.
We have seen Amazon do invite requests for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 before but never while extending a discount. I’ll acknowledge that this one might be a total crapshoot, but if you’re in the market for an Xbox, you might as well try to save some money here. Then your first $60 game will be effectively free. Best of luck!