The Xbox Series X and Series S launched mid-November, to the delight of everyone who was able to preorder them in Australia. For everyone else, the consoles are unfortunately in a strange state of limbo, with global distribution issues causing long-term stock shortages into 2021 and beyond.
The consoles are currently sold out at all physical stores, with new stock arriving at a nebulous future date. Here’s how the biggest Aussie retailers are faring with the Xbox Series X and Series S, and when you can expect new consoles to be available for preorder or purchase.
Update 21/1/2021: This article has been updated with new stock of the Xbox Series S.
Where You Can Buy A Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S In Australia
You can buy a spare controller from Amazon if you like too. And don’t forget to check out how you can use the Xbox Series S (or X!) as a great emulation device.
The Gamesmen are currently sold out of the Xbox Series X, but they do have stock of the Xbox Series S.
The Microsoft Store was the first place in Australia to get restock of the Xbox Series X, but they’re currently sold out. There’s no word on when they’ll have consoles available, or how often they’ll be restocked.
As for the Xbox Series S, the Microsoft Store isn’t listing new stock yet, but I imagine it’ll appear real soon.
Telstra’s Xbox All Access program lets existing Telstra customers purchase an Xbox Series X or Series S bundled with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for a monthly fee over a two-year period. It costs $46 per month to own an Xbox Series X and $33 a month to own an Xbox Series S.
Telstra is officially sold out of first wave Series X stock, but the Series S is available to order. As a reminder: you will need to be a Telstra customer to take advantage of this deal. If you’re keen, you’re able to head in store to find out more.
At this current time, both of the Xbox Series X and Series S don’t appear to be in stock at EB Games.
Neither the Xbox Series X or Series S are available for order at JB Hi-Fi.
Still, keep an eye on 2021 more orders opening up at a later date.
Harvey Norman lists both consoles as having “run out of stock” with no further update on expected ETA. If you’re interested in preordering from them, you can sign up to their mailing list for future news.
The Xbox Series X and Series S is completely sold out at Target. While the company’s website indicates stock will return at a later date, there’s no current ETA.
You can set up a personal email notification for when they’re back in stock.