For those of you moving your library of backwards compatible games to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles, we suggest purchasing a cheaper external hard drive that will give you a lot more space for your money for now.
Xbox Series X restock updates: Tracking availability for the week
Tips for your next Xbox Series X restock
If you missed a large inventory in the Xbox Series X Store last week, don’t worry, it’s not the only way to get your console this week. While there have not been any big announcements of the Xbox Series X restocking like last week, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any more consoles available today. Walmart and Best Buy are likely to go on sale soon, considering how long it’s been since the Xbox Series X was restocked at these retailers.
Here are our tips for safely grading your console.
- Time: Unannounced replenishments normally occur after 10.00 CEST (1:00 PM EST), unless they come from Target, which normally releases them before 6:00 PM PT (9 AM ET).
- Walmart, GameStop, and Best Buy all have membership subscriptions that often offer early access to refills, but are not always required. Even if you’re not paying for Early Access, you should still create an account with these sellers to speed up payments.
- Install the app for your preferred reseller, which is often faster to use than the websites, but better to use both.
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Why is the Xbox tough to find?
Basically, Microsoft has not been able to obtain the materials it needs to manufacture enough Xbox consoles to meet demand. As with the PlayStation 5 and most PC graphics cards, there is now a chip shortage that is slowing supply. The pandemic has affected the production of many chip makers, and industry watchers currently do not expect the problem to be fully resolved in the coming months.
As a result, Microsoft produces as many consoles as it can and distributes them to its retail partners. Each retailer releases their available consoles in any way they see fit. In most cases, this means announcing in advance when it will be possible to buy the console online and then make it available to everyone.
The Xbox Series X is compatible with thousands of games from the four generations of the Xbox console. And with Smart Delivery games, you buy the game once and get the best version of the game for the console you play on. To play a backwards compatible game, insert the disc or search your library and select the game you want to play.
The New Xbox Series Models
According to the leak, the new Xbox will be equipped with a 6nm AMD Zen APU with a higher specification, which will translate into higher clock rates and ultimately a faster console. Put simply: this enhanced Xbox Series S console is expected to be 50% faster. As expected, this enhanced Xbox Series S model will also be slightly more expensive, but in return the current Xbox Series S lineup will continue in production and will be sold at a lower price.
It is unclear whether this new Xbox Series S model will retain the “S” name. It would certainly cause confusion if the old line were to be continued. However, adding a number or creating a model with a completely new letter is not perfect either. On the other hand, Microsoft has always had the worst naming department ever and its comedy at this point, so we’re personally counting on the Xbox Seies Ñ.