Xbox Series X Restock Notifications - Tips & Shortcuts

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Back in November 2020, Xbox Series X was released on the Microsoft store and other participating retailer sites worldwide. Fast forward to 2022, getting your hands on an Xbox Series X restock today has become even harder (source: Link). The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's new flagship console and is the newest Xbox in the Xbox family, which is one of the most sought-after gaming consoles. When the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S were first released to the public, they sold out immediately and did not stay in stock for very long.

One of the main reasons for the scarcity of restocks and availability is the global chip shortages that have affected the prices and supply of many different gadgets that use chips. Due to the limited supply of both Series X and Series S consoles, scalpers have been taking advantage of the situation by buying many of them when they are first available and then reselling them on the secondary market.

If you are wondering where to get an Xbox Series X console and when the restocks are announced, you are at the right place. This guide will help you track Xbox Series X, and Series S restocks from legitimate and most frequently visited websites for console purchases.

Where to buy the Xbox Series X Console?

The Xbox Series X is available at multiple retailers these days. If you are keen on getting your hands on Microsoft's older console, you can pick one up at Best Buy, Microsoft store, or Walmart for the standard retail price of $499.99. Recently, we noticed steady re-stocks of Xbox X and S Series on the Amazon store. If you have a Prime membership on Amazon, you can request an invitation to get the Xbox Series X restocks.

Other online stores where you can buy Xbox Series X consoles include Walmart, GameStop, Target, Costco, Newegg, and Currys. However, the Microsoft Store has held an ample amount of Xbox Series X in stock for a while. It is probably the best place to pick up the console. Microsoft Store even offers a certified refurbished Xbox Series X that starts at $469.99, lower than the standard retail price of $499.99.

Why should you track the Xbox official site?

  • While tracking the official website, you can score big with Microsoft Rewards by earning up to 20 points per $1 spent

  • Stay in the know about Xbox deals and save on games and accessories.

  • Track the Xbox clearance section and, find deals on Xbox games, collectables, and more.

How to get a great deal on Xbox Series X?

You might be wondering - How to get a good deal on Xbox Series X? .If you feel like the current price of Xbox Series X is too high, you might wait for a sale to happen before getting one. This can take up your time because it is difficult to know precisely when retailers will lower the price, and you would have to visit the site multiple times to get that deal. With a simple tool like Distill.io, this process is automated, and you would be notified if the price drops below a certain amount. Or, if the Xbox Series X is sold out, you can use Distill.io to monitor when it becomes available again.

Using Distill to track the availability of Xbox Series X

Distill is an easy-to-use chrome extension that works along with your browser. You do not need to install other software to track retailer sites for Xbox Series X restocking. With Distill.io, you can use it to

  • Track multiple parameters like price, discounts, and the number of shipping days from a single dashboard.

  • Track various retailers selling the console and check availability across multiple sites via a single watchlist.

  • Set conditions to give you alerts when the price drops to a certain range or when the shipping days decrease, etc.

Installing Distill on your browser

You can easily install Distill by going to the Distill webpage and click on the download button. The Distill extension is available on Chrome, Firefox, and Opera browser. Follow the steps below to install Distill in the Chrome browser.

  1. Go to Distill and click the Download Chrome extension button.

  2. Click Add to Chrome button. Then, click Add extension. Chrome will automatically download this extension for you.

  3. To pin the Distill extension, click on the Extensions icon located top right, and click Distill Web Monitor Pin icon.

Once you have installed Distill in your browser, you can begin using it.

Using Distill to monitor Xbox Series X availability in BestBuy

Distill can be used to monitor the availability of Xbox Series X. To use Distill to monitor the price of BestBuy Xbox Series X, you can simply import the code below. Visit this guide for more information on importing JSON code.

JSON for BestBuy

{
	"client": {
		"local": 1
	},
	"data": [{
		"name": "Microsoft Xbox Series X 1TB Console Black RRT-00001 - Best Buy",
		"uri": "https://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-xbox-series-x-1tb-console-black/6428324.p?skuId=6428324",
		"config": "{\"selections\":[{\"frames\":[{\"index\":0,\"excludes\":[],\"includes\":[{\"type\":\"xpath\",\"expr\":\"(//body[contains(@class,'size-l')]/div//div[@class='container-v3']/div[@class='row']//div[contains(@class,'row')]/div//div[contains(@class,'row')])[3]\"}]}],\"dynamic\":true,\"delay\":2}],\"ignoreEmptyText\":true,\"includeStyle\":false,\"dataAttr\":\"text\"}",
		"tags": null,
		"content_type": 2,
		"state": 40,
		"schedule": "{\"type\":\"INTERVAL\",\"params\":{\"interval\":10938}}",
		"ts": "2022-10-13T02:37:42.701Z",
		"datasource_id": null
	}]
}

Or, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Distill monitor watchlist. To do this, click on Distill icon located top right on your browser, and click Go to Watchlist. You will be redirected to the Watchlist page.

  2. To add BestBuy Xbox Series X price monitoring, click on the Add Webpage button. Next, paste the following URL: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-xbox-series-x-1tb-console-black/6428324.p?skuId=6428324. This URL will lead you to the BestBuy Xbox Series X webpage. Click the GO button and the website will load.

  3. Click the Select element button and select the Sold out section. Click the Save selection button. You will be redirected back to the Options – Add monitor page. This Sold out button will turn to Add to cart when the product is restocked, and will trigger a notification.

xbox series x restock on bestbuy

  1. In the Options – Add monitor page, you can specify the monitoring options for the Xbox Series X.

  2. In the Device dropdown select This device . Then, in the schedule checks dropdown, select Interval and set the interval to 3 hours. This will ensure that the monitor checks the price every 3 hours. In the Action section, select how you would like to be notified. By default, you would be notified by Email.

xbox series x restock on bestbuy

  1. Finally, click the Save button to save the monitor. Make sure to turn on the monitor to begin monitoring the website.

Using Distill to monitor Xbox Series X stock availability and price in Walmart and Newegg

Distill can be used to monitor the price of Xbox Series X if it is available on other listed retailers, like Walmart or Newegg. To use Distill to monitor the price of Walmart of Newegg Xbox Series X, you can simply import the code below. Visit this guide for more information on importing JSON code.

JSON for Walmart

{
	"client": {
		"local": 1
	},
	"data": [{
		"name": "Xbox Series X Video Game Console, Black - Walmart.com",
		"uri": "https://www.walmart.com/ip/Xbox-Series-X-Video-Game-Console-Black/443574645?athbdg=L1200",
		"config": "{\"selections\":[{\"frames\":[{\"index\":0,\"excludes\":[],\"includes\":[{\"type\":\"xpath\",\"expr\":\"//div[@id='maincontent']//main[@class='ph4']/div[contains(@class,'flex')]/div[contains(@class,'relative')]/div[contains(@class,'w_DU')]/div[contains(@class,'w_Da')]/div[contains(@class,'flex')]/div[contains(@class,'relative')]/div//div[contains(@class,'w_A')]/div[@class='pt3']/div[contains(@class,'justify-between')]/div[contains(@class,'flex')]/div[contains(@class,'gray')]/span[contains(@class,'mr2')]/span[contains(@class,'inline-flex')]/span\"},{\"type\":\"xpath\",\"expr\":\"(//div[@id='maincontent']//main[@class='ph4']/div[contains(@class,'flex')]/div[contains(@class,'relative')]/div[contains(@class,'w_DU')]/div[contains(@class,'w_Da')]/div[contains(@class,'flex')]/div[contains(@class,'relative')]/div//div[contains(@class,'w_A')]/div[@class='pt3']/div[contains(@class,'justify-between')]/div[contains(@class,'flex')]/div)[5]\"}]}],\"dynamic\":true,\"delay\":2}],\"ignoreEmptyText\":true,\"includeStyle\":false,\"dataAttr\":\"text\"}",
		"tags": ["xbox xseries tracker "],
		"content_type": 2,
		"state": 40,
		"schedule": "{\"type\":\"INTERVAL\",\"params\":{\"interval\":23156}}",
		"ts": "2022-10-20T07:54:09.848Z",
		"datasource_id": null,
		"rule": "{\"type\":2,\"op\":1,\"rules\":[{\"type\":1,\"contentType\":2,\"rule\":{\"type\":2,\"params\":{\"input\":\"Add to cart\"}}},{\"type\":1,\"contentType\":2,\"rule\":{\"type\":4,\"params\":{\"input\":\"450\"}}}],\"numberFormat\":\"1,.\"}"
	}]
}

JSON for Newegg

{
	"client": {
		"local": 1
	},
	"data": [{
		"name": "Microsoft Xbox Series X, Video Game console - Newegg.com",
		"uri": "https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16868105273?Item=9SIA378HDJ7608",
		"config": "{\"selections\":[{\"frames\":[{\"index\":0,\"excludes\":[],\"includes\":[{\"type\":\"xpath\",\"expr\":\"//div[@id='app']/div[@class='page-content']/div[@class='page-section']//div[contains(@class,'row')]/div[@class='row-side']//div[@class='product-pane']/div[@class='product-price']/ul[@class='price']/li[@class='price-current']\"},{\"type\":\"xpath\",\"expr\":\"//div[@id='ProductBuy']/div[@class='nav-row']/div[@class='nav-col']/button[contains(@class,'btn')]\"}]}],\"dynamic\":true,\"delay\":2}],\"ignoreEmptyText\":true,\"includeStyle\":false,\"dataAttr\":\"text\"}",
		"tags": null,
		"content_type": 2,
		"state": 40,
		"schedule": "{\"type\":\"INTERVAL\",\"params\":{\"interval\":21600}}",
		"ts": "2022-10-12T13:06:00.367Z",
		"datasource_id": null,
		"rule": "{\"type\":2,\"op\":1,\"rules\":[{\"type\":1,\"contentType\":1,\"rule\":{\"type\":2,\"params\":{\"input\":\"Add to cart\"}}},{\"type\":1,\"contentType\":1,\"rule\":{\"type\":4,\"params\":{\"input\":450}}}],\"numberFormat\":\"1,.\"}"
	}]
}

Or, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Distill monitor watchlist. To do this, click on Distill located top right on your browser, and click Go to Watchlist. You will be redirected to the Watchlist page.

  2. To add Walmart Xbox Series X stock monitoring, click on the Add Webpage button. Next, paste the following URL:

These URLs will lead you to the Walmart or Newegg Xbox Series X webpage. Click the GO button and the chosen website will load up.

  1. Click the Select element button and select the availability and price element.
  • In Walmart, it's the Check availability nearby and $499.00 respectively.

  • In Newegg, it’s the Add to cart and $584.80 respectively.

Click the Save selection button. You will be redirected back to the Options – Add monitor page.

xbox series x restock on walmart

Xbox series X restock on Walmart

xbox series x restock on Newegg

Xbox series X restock on Newegg

  1. In the Options – Add monitor page, you can specify the monitoring options for the Xbox Series X.

  2. If you want to be notified when the price goes below a certain amount when it is available, you can specify it by adding Conditions. To do so, click Add Condition and the condition dropdowns will appear.

  3. The Check availability nearby button will turn to Add to cart when the product is restocked. So, In the Text drop down, select Text. In the condition dropdown, select has. In the Text field, add Add to cart. This condition will notify you if the Xbox Series X is restocked.

  4. Add another condition for price. Click Add and another condition would appear. In the Text drop down, select Text. In the condition dropdown, select has a number less than (<). In the Number field, type the price value that will trigger a notification if the Xbox Series X goes below this number. For example, you want to be notified if Xbox Series X goes below $450, type 450 in the Number field. In the Number format dropdown, select A: 1,000,000.00. The final 2 conditions would look like the following:

conditions to set up xbox series x restock

  1. In the Device dropdown select Cloud – Distill’s servers . Then, in the schedule checks dropdown, select Interval and set the interval to 6 hours. This will ensure that the monitor checks the price every 6 hours. In the Action section, select how you would like to be notified. Click on the Add action drop-down and select Popup Notification. The configured settings on the options page should look like this.

conditions to set up xbox series x restock

  1. Finally, click the Save button to save the monitor. Make sure to turn on the monitor to begin monitoring the website.

  2. Alternatively, you can import the following code to monitor Walmart Xbox Series X. Visit this guide for more information on importing JSON code.

Now, you have seen how to use Distill to monitor prices in Walmart Xbox Series X and stock availability in BestBuy Xbox Series X. Distill can do more.

What can you monitor with Distill?

You can use Distill to monitor the price and the availability of Xbox Series X on any website. In addition, you can also use it to monitor other related things, such as discounts and delivery fees to get the best deal on Xbox Series X.

To monitor Xbox Series X on different website

The examples shown earlier use Distill on Walmart and BestBuy. However, you can use Distill on other websites that sell Xbox Series X too. Sites like Newegg, GameStop or Target also sell Xbox Series X. You would want to monitor multiple official retailer sites that sell Xbox Series X to increase your chances of getting one.

To get the best deal on Xbox Series X

Another way of using Distill is to use it to scout deals. Different websites might list different prices and stock availability on Xbox Series X. They might also have different deals or offers you can get. You can use Distill to simultaneously track all the sites that sell Xbox Series X to get the best deal on it. Note that however, with a free account, the number of monitors and number of checks are capped. You might want to upgrade to a different plan based on your requirements.

Should you get a paid Distill.io account?

  • A free account only provides limited features. If you use Distill frequently, then you might consider getting the Starter account, which is what the majority of paid Distill users choose for their monitoring needs. The Starter account will give you a greater range of features and increase the capacity of some of the features.

  • For example, with a free account, the number of checks you can do is only 1,000. With a Starter account, the number of checks increases to 30,000. With 30,000 checks, you can do one check every 87.6 seconds, compared to one check every 44 minutes for 1,000 checks. This means that with a free account you might be notified of a change slightly later than with a Starter account.

  • Other great features that you will get with a paid account are things like having the option to get notified via SMS, or other webhooks.

  • Paid customers can use Distill's smartphone apps to get push notifications on their phones. If you are buying an Xbox X series you might want to set up monitors checks every 5-10 minutes and get notified on the go on your mobile device. This can be especially handy for purchases of items that sell out quickly

Key takeaways

In 2022, it is still difficult to get Xbox Series X. To increase your chances of getting an Xbox Series X, you would want to be the first person to know of restocks. This can be done by using an extension like Distill, which helps you monitor stock availability and price deals on a particular website. In addition to that, you would be able to track other things like delivery date and shipping prices. You can use Distill on websites that sell Xbox Series X. Setting up Distill is also very easy, all you have to do is install Distill, go to the site that sells the item, and then select the element of interest to monitor. You can also select different methods of notification, like being notified on Discord or SMS.