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Attention, Xbox fans: The $500(along with the $300 , its less powerful little brother) was officially released on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The gamers of the world can now buy the new console that Microsoft touts as having “four times the processing power of the Xbox One.” It also delivers with the vast majority of Xbox One games (everything that’s not a Kinect title), and even some Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles. The problem? As anyone who’s been trying to get a new Xbox — or a new — knows, they’ve been nearly impossible to find since preorders started in September.
Unlike Sony, which conducted an, Microsoft stocked the shelves both online and in stores. But as you scour the web and brick-and-mortar stores for inventory, temper your expectations: They’re nowhere to be found, and it doesn’t look like it’s getting any better: Microsoft is now saying that .
With one exception, that is: Walmart, a retailer fond of using Twitter for this sort of thing, has tweeted that there will be inventory available on Thursday, Nov. 19.
Our friends at GameSpot have managed to fill in a few additional details. According to GameSpot, both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be available on Thursday. As the tweet says, this will be online only, and you should be waiting at your browser at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET to try to snag a console of your own.
Of course, it’s likely that Walmart will sell out very quickly and we expect to see the same kind of website instability that Walmart experienced on launch day. But if you want an Xbox, this is likely your last chance before Black Friday.
If you still want to try your luck, here’s a list of the major retailers selling the Xbox Series X. Our advice is to seek out the $500 retail price, and avoid those pricey retailer bundles (that include extraneous controllers, accessories and games).