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Xbox Series X restock updates: where to buy the new Xbox consoles

Home Xbox Series X (Image credit: Future) Xbox Series X restocks have been holding on for another week, with the console still available on both US and UK shelves. That’s incredible news that fuels all kinds of hope that the Xbox Series X stock drought may well be over – at least for the foreseeable…

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Xbox Series X restocks have been holding on for another week, with the console still available on both US and UK shelves. That’s incredible news that fuels all kinds of hope that the Xbox Series X stock drought may well be over – at least for the foreseeable future. We’ve seen these consoles available for long enough now that it’s easy to feel comfortable in regular restocks. However, nothing can be taken for granted so we still wouldn’t wait too long to jump in. 

US shoppers should head over to Microsoft (opens in new tab) or Walmart (opens in new tab) to find the latest Xbox Series X restock. The former is offering bundle options (though you can build your own accessories in for maximum value), meanwhile Walmart’s stock is sold by a third party. Those in the UK have it slightly easier – we’re seeing plenty of availability at Amazon (opens in new tab) as well.

There’s even good news across the pond; UK Xbox Series X stock hunters can find the console still available for £449.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab). This listing has been holding out for weeks now, with next day shipping for Prime members to boot. 

These consoles have been available for long enough now that we’re confident stock woes are starting to ease. We can’t take anything for granted, though – we could all be back to hunting for rare Xbox Series X restocks soon enough. That means we still wouldn’t take too long to claim your console wherever it’s available.

  • USA Xbox Series X: Amazon (opens in new tab) | Microsoft (opens in new tab) | Best Buy (opens in new tab) | Walmart (opens in new tab) | Target (opens in new tab) | GameStop (opens in new tab) | B&H Photo (opens in new tab) | Newegg (opens in new tab) | Lenovo (opens in new tab)
  • UK Xbox Series X: Amazon (opens in new tab) | Very (opens in new tab) | Argos (opens in new tab) | Microsoft (opens in new tab) | Currys (opens in new tab) | John Lewis (opens in new tab) | Box (opens in new tab) | BT (opens in new tab)

Where to find an Xbox Series X restock

Our pro tip for finding Xbox Series X stock is to familiarise yourself with previous drop patterns. Walmart tends to offer a chance to buy Xbox Series X on Thursday, for example. You can check out the most recent Xbox Series X restocks below.

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Walmart: In stock now (opens in new tab)


Microsoft:
In stock now (opens in new tab) 


Best Buy: Check for updates (last seen June 3) (opens in new tab)


Amazon: Check for updates (last seen April 1) (opens in new tab)


Dell:
Check for updates (last seen January 20) (opens in new tab)


GameStop: Check for updates (last seen March 31) (opens in new tab)


Target: Check for updates (last seen February 10) (opens in new tab)


Newegg: Check for updates (last seen April 15) (opens in new tab)

UK

Amazon: in stock now (opens in new tab)


Very: Check for updates (opens in new tab)


Argos: Check for updates (opens in new tab)


Microsoft: Check for updates (opens in new tab)


Currys: Check for updates (opens in new tab)


John Lewis: Check for updates (opens in new tab)


BT: Check for updates (opens in new tab)

Where to buy Xbox Series S

We’ve seen the Xbox Series S in stock far more often than the Xbox Series X, which means those who just want to pick up the cheaper console should have a better time of finding availability on the shelves. We’ve even seen a very small handful of Xbox Series S deals hitting the market in the last few months as well. If you’re torn between the two, we’re also rounding up all the Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S differences. 

  • US Xbox Series S: Amazon (opens in new tab) | Best Buy (opens in new tab) | Microsoft (opens in new tab) | B&H Photo (opens in new tab) | Target (opens in new tab) | GameStop (opens in new tab) |Newegg (opens in new tab)
  • UK Xbox Series S: Box (opens in new tab) | Amazon (opens in new tab) | Currys (opens in new tab) | Microsoft (opens in new tab) | AO (opens in new tab) | Very (opens in new tab)

Where to buy Xbox Series X – USA

Where to buy Xbox Series X – UK

What times do retailers offer Xbox Series X restocks?

While timings can differ, generally US retailers launch Xbox Series X restocks in the late morning / early afternoon ET. Best Buy typically drops at around 12pm ET / 9am PT, with GameStop offering earlier drops from 10.30am ET / 7.30am PT onwards. Walmart has stuck to a fairly rigid 3pm ET / 12pm PT launch schedule over the last few months, however. That means we’d recommend keeping your hunt up between the hours of 10am ET / 7am PT and 4pm ET / 1pm PT. 

Over in the UK, however, Xbox Series X restocks typically land in the morning. Game is known to drop its stock before 9am, but sites like Ebuyer, AO, Argos, and The Game Collection aren’t too far behind, all dropping stock before midday in general. 

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Why was the Xbox Series X out of stock?

The Xbox Series X stock shortage has a few causes, all working together to make it fairly difficult to pick up a new console. Chip shortages across the tech world have slowed production on everything from consoles to mobile phones due to the pandemic. 

Back in early 2020, chip makers pivoted from declining markets like the automotive industry to meet the incredible demand for consumer electronics. This involved new processes and workloads, as the semi-conductor market scrambled to switch its focus. As the world shut down, however, so did factories and ports. That’s when bad luck kicked in, as droughts, fires, and winter storms damaged chip plants and halted manufacture even further.

The events of the last 24 months have all swirled together to make it difficult for Microsoft to order enough chips to produce enough consoles and meet demand. 

Xbox Series X accessories

If you manage to score yourself an Xbox Series X restock, however, there are plenty of accessories lining the shelves. Picking up a spare controller or one of the best Xbox Series X headsets won’t be as difficult as picking up the box itself. There’s also some excellent news in the fact that you can still use your Xbox One controller on your new console as well. 

For the full rundown on the most essential items, check out our guide to the best Xbox Series X accessories. We’re also rounding up all the latest Xbox Game Pass deals and Xbox Live Gold 12 month prices further down as well. 

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If you’re not quite ready to drop the cash tomorrow take a look at Josh’s Xbox Series X review and Xbox Series S review for the full verdicts and be sure to keep an eye on our regularly-updated guides to the latest PS5 deals if you’re on the fence between brands.

Tabitha Baker

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I’ve written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i’m focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.

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How long do Valorant’s Acts last? Answered

Image via Riot Acts in Valorant are akin to seasons in games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Destiny 2. Every Act introduces new content to the game, such as agents or maps, alongside an Act-exclusive battle pass featuring 55 tiers of cosmetics to unlock. However, you’ll need to ensure you finish your battle pass before…

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Acts in Valorant are akin to seasons in games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Destiny 2. Every Act introduces new content to the game, such as agents or maps, alongside an Act-exclusive battle pass featuring 55 tiers of cosmetics to unlock. However, you’ll need to ensure you finish your battle pass before an Act ends if you want to reap all of its rewards. But how long do Acts last?

How long are Valorant’s Acts?

Valorant’s Acts tend to last around two months each, give or take a few weeks. Looking at Valorant’s past Acts, most have typically ended roughly two months after launch, with some clocking in at just under two months. Additionally, some Acts — such as Ignition Act 3 — have lasted for about three months, so there’s always a possibility that an Act might be a bit longer than expected.

Related: All Valorant Episode 5 Act 1 Battle Pass content: skins, tiers, and rewards

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Like most other popular online games, you will not be able to redeem battle pass rewards for a particular Act after the Act ends. If you’re considering purchasing Valorant’s battle pass, it’s always worth checking how long an Act has been out to evaluate if you’ll have enough time to unlock the current Act’s rewards before it comes to an end. However, other content introduced in an Act, like agents and maps, will carry over into the next Act.

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You’ll work through battle pass tiers by leveling up. If you’re looking to level up quickly, we recommend you pay close attention to your daily and weekly missions, which both reward you with a good deal of XP.

Some of the cosmetics you’ll unlock from an Act’s battle pass can be quite stylish. If you’re looking to flaunt your fashion on the battlefield, check out our coverage on the best Operator and Spectre skins.

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Man gets early morning shock as car crashes into his house

GEORGE TOWN: A homeowner in Penang got a shock on Saturday (June 25) morning when a car rammed into his home at about 7am. “I heard a bang outside and rushed out. I saw that a car had crashed into the front of my house and the empty house next door that had been used…

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GEORGE TOWN: A homeowner in Penang got a shock on Saturday (June 25) morning when a car rammed into his home at about 7am.

“I heard a bang outside and rushed out. I saw that a car had crashed into the front of my house and the empty house next door that had been used as a welding workshop,” said 52-year-old Hasbullah Mohd Khalid.

News portal Berita Harian Online reported that Hasbullah was boiling water while his three children were in another room when the incident happened.

“I was confused for a moment when I saw the damage to the front of the house as it was just a few meters from the place where I was boiling water. It was only separated by a wooden wall,” he said to the portal.

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Hasbullah said the damage to his house was estimated at RM50,000.

He did not have time to meet the man who was driving the vehicle because he was taken away by his friend.

It is understood that the case has been handed over to the police for further action.

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Norway terror alert raised after deadly mass shooting

OSLO: The Norwegian security service PST has raised its terror alert to the highest level after a mass shooting left two people dead and many wounded during Pride week in Oslo. Acting PST chief Roger Berg called the shootings an “extreme Islamist terror act.” He said the gunman, who was arrested shortly after the shootings,…

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OSLO: The Norwegian security service PST has raised its terror alert to the highest level after a mass shooting left two people dead and many wounded during Pride week in Oslo.

Acting PST chief Roger Berg called the shootings an “extreme Islamist terror act.”

He said the gunman, who was arrested shortly after the shootings, had a “long history of violence and threats.”

Early on Saturday (June 25), the gunman opened fire in Oslo’s night-life district, killing two people and leaving 10 seriously wounded in what police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack during the Norwegian capital’s annual Pride festival.

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Investigators said the suspect, identified as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran, was arrested after opening fire at three locations in downtown Oslo.

While the motive was unclear, organizers of Oslo Pride cancelled a parade that was set for Saturday as the highlight of a weeklong festival. One of the shootings happened outside the London Pub, a bar popular with the city’s LGBTQ community, just hours before the parade was set to begin.

Police attorney Christian Hatlo said the suspect was being held on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and terrorism, based on the number of people targeted at multiple locations.

“Our overall assessment is that there are grounds to believe that he wanted to cause grave fear in the population,” Hatlo said.

Hatlo said the suspect’s mental health was also being investigated.

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“We need to go through his medical history, if he has any. It’s not something that we’re aware of now,” he said.

The shootings happened around 1am local time, sending panicked revellers fleeing into the streets or trying to hide from the gunman.

Olav Roenneberg, a journalist from Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, said he witnessed the shooting.

“I saw a man arrive at the site with a bag. He picked up a weapon and started shooting,” Roenneberg told NRK.

“First I thought it was an air gun. Then the glass of the bar next door was shattered and I understood I had to run for cover.”

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Another witness, Marcus Nybakken, 46, said he was alerted to the incident by a commotion in the area.

“When I walked into Cesar’s bar there were a lot of people starting to run and there was a lot of screaming. I thought it was a fight out there, so I pulled out. But then I heard that it was a shooting and that there was someone shooting with a submachine gun,” Nybakken told Norwegian broadcaster TV2.

Police inspector Tore Soldal said two of the shooting victims died and 10 people were being treated for serious injuries, but none of them was believed to be life-threatening.

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said in a Facebook post that “the shooting outside London Pub in Oslo tonight was a cruel and deeply shocking attack on innocent people.”

He said that while the motive was unclear, the shooting had caused fear and grief in the LGBTQ community.

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“We all stand by you,” Gahr Stoere wrote.

King Harald V also offered condolences and said he and Norway’s royal family were “horrified by the night’s shooting tragedy.”

“We sympathize with all relatives and affected and send warm thoughts to all who are now scared, restless and in grief,” the Norwegian monarch said in a statement.

“We must stand together to defend our values: freedom, diversity and respect for each other. We must continue to stand up for all people to feel safe.”

Christian Bredeli, who was at the bar, told Norwegian newspaper VG that he hid on the fourth floor with a group of about 10 people until he was told it was safe to come out.

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“Many were fearing for their lives,” he said.

“On our way out we saw several injured people, so we understood that something serious had happened.”

Norwegian broadcaster TV2 showed footage of people running down Oslo streets in panic as shots rang out in the background.

Investigators said the suspect was known to police, as well as to Norway’s security police, but not for any major violent crimes. His criminal record included a narcotics offence and a weapons offense for carrying a knife, Hatlo said.

Hatlo said police seized two weapons after the attack: a handgun and an automatic weapon, both of which he described as “not modern” without giving details.

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He said the suspect had not made any statement to the police and was in contact with a defence lawyer.

Hatlo said it was too early to say whether the gunman specifically targeted members of the LGBTQ community.

“We have to look closer at that, we don’t know yet,” he said.

Still, police advised organizers of the Pride festival to cancel the parade Saturday.

“Oslo Pride therefore urges everyone who planned to participate or watch the parade to not show up. All events in connection with Oslo Prides are cancelled,” organizers said on the official Facebook page of the event.

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Inge Alexander Gjestvang, leader of FRI, the Norwegian organisation for sexual and gender diversity, said the shooting has shaken the Nordic country’s gay community.

“It’s tough for the queer movement to experience this,” he was quoted by TV2 as saying.

“We encourage everyone to stand together, take care of each other. We’ll be back later, proud, visible but right now it’s not the time for that.”

Norway has a relatively low crime rate but has experienced violent attacks by right-wing extremists, including one of the worst mass shootings in Europe in 2011, when a gunman killed 69 people on the island of Utoya after setting off a bomb in Oslo that left eight dead.

In 2019, another right-wing extremist killed his stepsister and then opened fire in a mosque but was overpowered before anyone there was injured. – AP

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