Unfortunately, the console drought will continue until at least early 2023. Sony and Microsoft suffer from a shortage of chips and other problems. Getting a new gaming console has never been more difficult than it is now. So, here are some useful tips to still be able to record Xbox Series X.
The Xbox Series X and S were released on November 10, 2020. As powerful as the Xbox One launched in 2013, Microsoft’s hardware is now doing just fine. Xbox Series X in particular is hard to come by and not available in stock. It’s no secret that getting an Xbox Series X and S is easier than getting a PlayStation 5, but here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.
As soon as we hear that there are Xbox consoles in stock somewhere, we’ll report it immediately on Twitter. In just a few clicks you’ll have Xbox Series X in your cart. It can also be helpful to turn on notifications, so that you are aware of a new drop as soon as possible.
It is always beneficial to remain registered on the Stores website. You can order as soon as possible when you receive a signal. If you still have to sign in and fill out the payment details, there’s a good chance your Xbox will be claimed by someone else.
Do not give up immediately if the site indicates no stock. Sometimes, after a bit of an update, you suddenly get the chance to buy one. So do not immediately succumb to bad news.
Sometimes stores get stock that is only physically available in the store. You cannot see this stock online. So it might be worth going to some traditional stores and asking if they have an Xbox in stock. Especially in small towns and villages you have the occasional chance of success.
It can be tempting to buy an Xbox from a random person for more money. In the end you get robbed. The Xbox sure makes a little effort to get it right. By buying a scalper, you are only shooting yourself and your bank account.
If you really have no patience, buying an Xbox Series S is also an option. Well, the S-series is definitely not the X-series. Microsoft’s budget console is less powerful, has no drive and has less memory. For the less fanatical gamers, the S Series offers a great next-generation experience. The console plays the same games but at a lower resolution and sometimes at a lower frame rate. If you don’t appreciate it, this is the best way. This is also for €200 less. The biggest advantage is that it is easy to reach everywhere. Want all the next generation bells and whistles? Then you’d better go for Series X.
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