The Xbox Series X Is Finally Easy to Buy — Here's Where to Get A Console Today
By ETonline Staff
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One-and-a-half years after its release, the elusive Xbox Series X is easily available at Amazon and Walmart. Unlike previous restocks, this one isn’t just exclusive to Walmart Plus members, so the consoles are open to everyone.
Ever since the Xbox Series’ launch in November 2020, the console has been nearly impossible to get your hands on. The Xbox Series X has been in stock at Walmart for two weeks now, which may mean the struggle to find a console is finally coming to an end. You can order the Xbox Series X with fast and free shipping to get 4K gameplay started, stat.
The PS5 is also in stock at Walmart, but will cost you significantly more than the typical PS5 restocks. Usually the PS5 Digital Edition costs $399 and the standard PS5 with a disc drive costs $499, matching the price of the Xbox Series X. Until stock becomes more reliable, the overcharge is one of the only ways to wrap your hands around the elusive console.
The easiest console to find right now is the Nintendo Switch, but if you are on the hunt for the Nintendo Switch OLED model, we are tracking 2022 restocks. Also, check out some more top gaming picks for this year, including the smaller, sleeker Xbox Series S.
The great thing about the Nintendo Switch is that it’s a console that doubles as a portable system. You can start a round of 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' on the living room TV, and then finish it on the plane ride to your family vacation. It also makes the perfect gift.
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These days, anyone can download games directly to their consoles. It’s convenient, but there’s a drawback: PlayStation games tend to be huge, meaning you can only fit a limited number on a single console. This large, 4TB external hard drive solves that problem.
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If you're gifting a PS5, you'll want to add-on a one-year membership to PlayStation Plus: It'll let them play online with friends and loved ones, while also giving them access to new free games to play every month.
You'll want to pick up a microSDXC memory card for that new Switch to take advantage of all the great indie games available for download on the Nintendo eShop. This Nintendo-branded, 256GB card is large enough to hold tons of games, but not too big that it breaks the bank.
Want to make the gift of a Nintendo Switch even more memorable for your younger gamer? Upgrade to a collectible Switch, such as this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition, for the same price. Just sure to pick up a copy of their favorite game too while you’re at it -- it’s not included!