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Xbox Series X Stock Tracker: How to get Alerts for the Next Drop

Xbox Series X Stock Tracker: How to get Alerts for the Next Drop

After an Xbox Series X stock tracker?

Here’s how to monitor console availability and get alerts of the next stock drop.

Another week, another grind for those of us trying to get our hands on a Xbox Series X console.

While we’re not at a point yet where anyone can waltz into the store and pick the console up like this week’s groceries, some retailers offer hope for those with waning spirits and the incessant temptation to settle instead for the Xbox Series X mini refrigerator: Target is reportedly saving up stock, and GameStop reduced its high Xbox Series X bundle prices.

There hasn’t been an official announcement for the next Xbox Series X restock, but retailers will likely come out with surprise stock over the next few weeks.

There’s consoles floating around somewhere. With the anticipation of more Xbox Series X stock soon, make sure you’re equipped with the right tools and tricks to snag your own. With a stock tracker tool like Visualping, you can monitor the console’s availability and receive alerts when there’s another stock release.

Why is the Xbox Series X So Difficult to Find?

As with PlayStation 5 and most PC video cards, chip shortages have limited the stock of Microsoft’s current generation console. The pandemic maimed production for many chip manufacturers, and industry watchers don’t expect the issue to be resolved for a while: Intel says the global semiconductor shortage will carry over into 2023.

Microsoft manufacturers as many consoles as it has materials for, and retailers sometimes announce beforehand when you’ll be able to buy the console. But exact dates and times aren’t guaranteed.

New stock drops are often prefaced with no warning, kickstarting an online frenzy as gamers race to punch in their payment information and complete the checkout process before stock vanishes again.

Want a Xbox Series X stock tracker?

Sign up with Visualping to monitor any Xbox Series X product page and get alerts of the next drop.

STEP 1: Enter the URL you want to monitor
STEP 2: Enter your email address

Why Bother with an Xbox Series X Stock Tracker?

You’ve heard the horror stories. Empty-handed gamers bookmarking the product page and checking it incessantly, only to miss a 3:17am restock while they were sleeping.

Or maybe the “Add to Cart” materializes on their screen like a mythical banshee and they scramble to complete the purchase, only to realize they never made a prior account with the store so, by the time they sign up, the stock is gone. Or the site crashes. You keep trying to refresh the page until you forget what year it is and where you are and why you’re here and the point of trying at anything ever at all.

But if you use a stock tracker to monitor the Xbox Series X’s availability for you, you can be alerted fast, via email, when retailers have consoles again. No more manually checking bookmarked pages and missing stock releases.

Visualping is the world’s top website change detection tool. An easy-to-use and free online service, Visualping sees over 2 million users. We automatically monitor web pages – any page you choose – so you don’t have to. When there’s a change, we send you real-time alerts – like when a product is back in stock, or it drops in price. Whichever change you wish to monitor.

Visualping alerts include a screenshot of the web page, with the changes cleanly highlighted for your perusal. Content added to the page is highlighted in red (i.e., “Add to Cart). The changes are easy to spot and, with a link to the monitored page, you can fast.


The Access Site link at the bottom of the email takes you straight to the product page, where you can promptly make your purchase as soon as the product is restocked. The View Changes link will take you to your user dashboard, where you can view all the product pages you are monitoring - in one place.

How to Get Set Up with a Xbox Series X Stock Tracker

Step 1: To monitor an Xbox Series X product page, copy and paste the first URL of the page in our homepage’s search field. You don’t need to first sign up. Click Go.

Step 2: When the page appears in our monitor screen, select the area of the page you want us to track, such as the area surrounding the out of stock label or the entire page – it’s up to you.


Step 3: Specify how often you would like Visualping to check the page for you - every 5 minutes, 30 minutes, hourly, daily, etc.

Step 4: Sit back and let Visualping do the work for you. We’ll alert you when the console becomes available again.

Other Tips on How to Snag the Xbox Series X

Besides getting set up with a stock tracker, there are other tricks you can do to increase your chances of nubbing the console.

Open multiple browsers: Make use of the fact you probably have several screen devices: grab your laptop, phone and tablet and use them all to try to complete the purchase. Set yourself up ahead of time with multiple browsers open to your retail site and be ready to buy from all of them.

Timing: Mitigate the element of surprise and familiarize yourself with previous drop patterns. Unannounced restocks typically happen after 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET) unless they come from Target, which likes to enrage us all with surprise drops before 6 a.m (9 a.m. ET).

Have an account set-up and signed-in: By the time you sprint downstairs to your credit card and punch in your payment and shipping information, the new stock will be gone. Skip the delay by setting up your account and auto filling your payment information on the retailer sites you’ll be monitoring.

Don’t give up: Many retailers have begun to drop the consoles over the course of 30 minutes to prevent bots from automatically buying them all and reselling them at a price increase. If you see everything is sold out after 5 minutes, keep refreshing because your chance at happiness probably isn’t gone yet.

It’s no simple feat, securing your very own Xbox Series X console. But, with a bit of help from a stock tracker and these simple tips, you’ll be armed and ready to rock for the next stock release.

Happy Xbox Series X monitoring!

Want to get restock alerts?

Sign up with Visualping to track a product’s availability and get back in stock alerts from any product page.

Want to get restock alerts?

Start Monitoring Now (It's Free)

Want to get restock alerts?

Sign up with Visualping to track a product’s availability and get back in stock alerts from any product page.

Start Monitoring Now (It's Free)

Emily Fenton

Emily is the Content Marketing Manager at Visualping. She has a degree in English Literature and a Masters in Management. When she’s not researching and writing about all things Visualping, she loves exploring new restaurants, playing guitar and petting her cats.