December 3rd 2013 12:52 pm PT

Finding Xbox One this Holiday Season

Since it launched, Xbox One has been flying off store shelves and is sold out at most major retailers. The Xbox team is working hard to meet consumer demand and we are delivering consoles to retailers as fast as possible this holiday season. If you’re hunting for one, you haven’t missed your opportunity. Here are some tips and tricks to finding Xbox One this holiday season – you don’t want to miss out.

  • Sign up for email newsletters and alerts from your favorite retailers and follow them on Twitter and Facebook for real-time updates.
  • Call your local retailers to find out what day of the week they receive shipments. You can check in each week to see if they have new stock.
  • Use retailer’s online stock checkers to find a store with Xbox One in stock near you, although we recommend calling to confirm.
  • Check with stores outside of densely populated areas – you may have more luck in smaller locations.

You can also use tracking sites to help. Here are a few I’ve found:

You can also monitor social media – fans have been helping fans find Xbox One and I will be doing the same. Follow me for regular updates of where to find it this holiday.

Do you have favorite tracking sites or additional tips? Share your advice in the comments below.

Here are links to some of the major retailers:

Best Buy
Microsoft Store

Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson


    All the links show out of stock…..

    • Jaymoon

      Funny how he links to the Day One editions… Of course those are gone.

  • Mitchell Hall

    Haha so thankful that I got mine on day one. I’d hate to have to run all over the place to find one. Can’t wait for the next batch of games to come out in 2014. Those games that will show off what next gen is cable of.:)

  • Anonymous

    Pay me Larry, then I’ll help you.

  • Florida Tryhard

    WTF all I see is REFURBISHED consoles in stock

  • Pasajero82

    Coming Soon to xbox live?

  • Shawn Springer

    Amazon has the xbone in stock!

  • Chris Grub

    Amazon has some in stock right now.

    NowinStock link in blogpost -> Amazon.

    Linking it is going out of stock. Also not Day One editions.

  • Jake18oly

    I was at Fry’s Electronics today in Arizona and they had 10 in stock.

  • Chris Breseman

    Anyone that wanted one for the holiday season should’ve pre-ordered it. New consoles are notoriously difficult to get ahold of after all the pre-orders. You had to know XBox One was going to be no different (along with PS4)

  • Jamie Putnam

    Mine is safely under the tree.

    • Guerrero Ultimo

      Did you update? One of the worst things on Christmas is to open something only to spend a long time updating. And it will let you know if you have any problems before then so you could send it in and have it back in time. Then, just box it back up. Unless it is for yourself and you do not want to spoil it. That is usually what I do anyway just so the kids do not have to fool with that stuff.

      • Michael Burden

        The update does not take long and I did mine on day 1 when it was probably the most hectic. Doesn’t take more than 20 minutes and I was on DSL.

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        exactly. what a bad Christmas it would be to open a broken x1 or ps4. good idea to check first.

  • ryder4life22187

    Heres a tip know someone who works at a retail location. I know how many xbox 1’s and PS4’s my stores will get a week in advance.

  • Martin Fortune

    I read the other day that there where loads of Xbox ones around the place and there was no shortage. this smells like publicity whoring to me..
    also I own an Xbox one. got the day one edition, though I was a little disapointed there was nothing different about the actual console, just the controller.

    • avi

      ms overships to some places, hence some x1’s lying around.
      it seems as if you are just pointing out anecdotal evidence. for the most part, x1’s are sold out at most retailers.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      yep. I like the x1 but it is a better 360 with less features right now.

  • avi

    thank god i already have mine. i’d hate to go out in the cold and look for one.

  • Guerrero Ultimo

    I know in my area that the One is still in stock but that does not help others. Walmart did have it where you could check the local store stock through the online (although it was not always completely accurate). They had some this morning in all the stores in a 60 mile radius (7 stores) around me this morning. Low numbers though. Same for all the Gamestop stores around here. Same near my sister who lives in another state.

    Also, I just checked and Amazon still has some in stock that they listed earlier today. Can get one know with free super saver or Prime, if you have it, shipping.

    Tell anyone you know to look and do not believe the stories of a sellout everywhere(although I am sure plenty of places are). I know a guy who was going to pay extra on eBay because he had read it was sold out. Could not believe he was not going to even call around. He was positive he could not find one because MS had said they were sold out everywhere. MS apparently has done a great job of getting more stock out there.

    • Nick Peck

      Online to in store stock amounts are pretty much incorrect 98% of the time (which I find strange, it’s not like tech to do it isn’t out there). Amazon had some for like 20 minutes and were sold about again. Yah, there will be small amounts scattered about which is to be expected and you can be darn sure MS is pumping them out as fast as they can.

  • HGamer

    I got Amazon notification email some hours ago about stock being available, but now it has gone out of stock again.

  • Gazza!!!

    Just ask Santa. I’m sure if you have been good he can sort you out.

  • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    I ain’t gonna look for the xbox ………..because I picked mine up day one XD im gonna love the amount down votes for this comments

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      I second that BUT now I realize that I just could have waited and got an x1 that has the functions it advertised instead of a beta kit.

      • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

        to be honest ive aint spent much time on X1 yet as I still have a back log of 60 games(traded in 200 for x1) I wanna finish so I think over xmas will be when I start focusing more on X1

  • evilfangs .

    So I just got a new phone to use these new smartglass companion apps and Ryse companion app isn’t even available on my windows 8 phone?

    • Sledg

      Same as AC4. I can’t even run their companion app on my surface.

      • evilfangs .

        The annoying thing is I only want to use the Ryse companion app to find the one missing collectible because it only tells me what level the missing one is in is on the app.

        I’ve already completed the game twice but missed one on my legendary run.

  • Byyys

    When a new Xbox is released in another few years, will all games from the xbox one not work with the new console either?. unless an emulator comes out or something
    I’m not gonna buy an Xbox one. the 320GB HD on my xbox360 has about 85+ games.

    A quote from Mattrick
    “If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards”

    Microsoft executives making arrogant and offensive statements like that don’t go down well with me, I’ve spend alot of money on these games, so i should just spend more money on a new Xbox one and forget about my 360 games? yeah sure !!

    People who have bought Digital games on the 360 should have the option to download the game on Xbox one for FREE, games that are compatible with Xbox one of course.
    For example: GTA IV, Ghosts, BF4, Etc. I’m certainly not paying twice for games!

    • evilfangs .

      Don Mattrick doesn’t even work for Microsoft anymore, and the guy was a douchebag to begin with.

      • Byyys

        Yes i know that, hes gone to Zynga. the point i was trying to make is Microsoft seem to have the same attitude about backwards compatibly.

    • EldritchWarlord

      Show them how much you care about backwards compatibility by getting a Wii U, the only 8th generation console that can run games for its 7th generation predecessor.

  • Sledg

    Amazon needs to offer digital codes as an option for XBox. Lego Marvels was on sale for $40 the other day and it would have been nice to buy it with a digital code option. So hard to keep to the “only digital” goal of mine

  • Maxcer Maxcer

    Sounds like you are trying really hard to create an illusion of demand.

    so many news stories of Xbone still in stock at retailers. even day1 editions

  • ae69ae

    Is it me or is Party chat broken? I can’t join my friend’s parties and they can’t turn on their mic’s on mine. Also — why are there no notifications for party invites?

    Something is wrong because I opened up all the ports for Xbox One and my connection is still Strict. I even tried connecting the modem straight to the X1 and still shows strict.

    • EldritchWarlord

      There are notifications for party invites.
      Your router likely has a DMZ feature, adding your Xbox One to that will bypass the router’s security. Do you have a modem/router? Most modems are also routers these days, so you’d have to mess with security on that as well.

      • ae69ae

        I added my xbox one ip to the dmz. That should automatically do it, yet it doesn’t. It used to work fine on my xbox 360. If this keeps up I’ll just return the entire console (for another one). Btw. I have comcast, and I even tried setting a static ip on my console but still shows strict. I’m pretty sure it’s the xbox one. All 5 ppl I know that got an xbox one can’t be wrong lol no one can party chat with each other.

        • EldritchWarlord

          Well the chat issue is obviously from NAT conflict. I suppose this could be a hardware issue with your Xbox.If you’ve been able to get open NAT with other devices since you’ve noticed these problems then you should get a replacement.

  • Volitar Prime

    Just got back from Costco and they had a couple pallets of them stacked in one of the main isles for only $479.99!