The Xbox Series X Is Finally Back in Stock: Here’s How to Buy the Coveted Console


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Gamers are in for a treat today as the highly coveted Xbox Series X console gets a restock directly on Microsoft’s website.

A black version of the console dropped this morning for $$578, nearly $150 less than the cost of bundles sold on GameStop and Amazon. The bundle comes with the console, a three-month membership to Game Pass Ultimate and a compatible controller. Considering how fast previous restocks have sold out —  and hefty resale prices — you’ll want to buy one fast before they sell out.

The popular console has been in high demand since it came out in November of 2020, with retailers quickly selling out of stock as soon as they go live. It’s quickly become known as the pinnacle of Microsoft gaming efforts, with powerful performance and super-fast loading times that promise gamers a competitive edge. Reviewers have noted that games that would have chugged in older generation consoles run more smoothly in the new iteration, with 4k resolution to boot.

The new console comes with upgrades to interface design, too: Quick Resume allows you to have multiple games loaded up at once so you can quickly jump between titles, while cross-platform syncing means you can load games from different devices and jump in right where you left off. Plus, the Series X controller is an improvement from its predecessor, with smart designs such as triggered textures and an upgraded D-pad that help with swift movements.

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