The Xbox Collection S and Collection X consoles are formally out, and in case you missed out on preordering both (or each — look, I’m not going to guage), you may have the ability to snag one on-line quickly. Because of the pandemic, mixed with the excessive demand for these consoles, retailers like Best Buy and Target are only selling online. Meaning you gained’t have the ability to stroll right into a retailer to choose one up — until you’ve bought it already on-line. Solely then will you have the ability to prepare an in-store pickup.
Till we hear updates on inventory replenishing from retailers, I like to recommend conserving it locked to Amazon, Target, the Microsoft Store, GameStop, Newegg, and (you probably have memberships) Costco and Sam’s Club. Best Buy encourages shoppers to visit its site to order as a substitute of displaying up at its shops. It doesn’t have set time slots for when it expects inventory to be obtainable.
If you’re trying to decide between the Xbox Series S or Series X, my colleague Tom Warren recently reviewed both consoles.
As an alternative to paying full price upfront for each console, you can pay a monthly installment for either of them through the Xbox All Access plan. It’s a financing option that lets you get the console upfront at no cost. You’ll be billed one monthly payment for the console and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate together ($24.99 per month for the Series S, $34.99 per month for the Series X) for 24 months. Available at the Microsoft Store, Best Buy, Walmart, Target.