Update February 22nd, 2021 4:55PM ET: The Xbox Series S is currently available at Best Buy for $299.99. You can find more information here.
The Xbox Series S and Series X consoles are officially out, and if you missed out on preordering either (or both — look, I’m not going to judge), you might be able to snag one online soon. Due to the pandemic, combined with the high demand for these consoles, retailers like Best Buy and Target are only selling online. That means you won’t be able to walk into a store to pick one up — unless you’ve purchased it already online. Only then will you be able to arrange an in-store pickup.
Until we hear updates on stock replenishing from retailers, I recommend keeping it locked to Amazon, Target, the Microsoft Store, GameStop, Newegg, and (if you have memberships) Costco and Sam’s Club. Best Buy encourages shoppers to visit its site to order instead of showing up at its stores. It doesn’t have set time slots for when it expects stock to be available.
Xbox Series S
Prices taken at time of publishing.
The Xbox Series S costs $299.99. Compared to the Series X, it’s far smaller, less powerful, and it has half the amount of SSD storage built in. It also lacks a disc drive.
$299 at Best Buy