Amazon has Xbox One consoles back in stock [Update: All gone]

Both Sony and Microsoft are bragging about the current demand for their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. While you might find some units in stores if you are lucky, the only constant way to get a PS4 or Xbox One online is to try your luck on eBay.

This evening, Amazon finally added some new PS4 and Xbox One units for sale and for immediate shipment. The PS4 consoles quickly sold out but as of this writing the Xbox One listing is still in play for $499.99. Yep, that means this version is not saddled with any extras.

It's likely the Xbox One listing will disappear soon but even if and when it does, there are websites that track when new shipments of the Xbox One and PS4 appear online for sale at major retail websites. One of them is Nowinstock.com, which has listings for U.S, Canadian and UK stores.

The Major Nelson website also has some tips on how to get an Xbox One before the holiday shopping season is over. They include signing up for email newsletters from favorite retailers and following their Twitter and Facebook Feeds. Consumers can also call their local stores to see when they might get new shipments. Yet another tip is shopping for the console in less populated areas; that Walmart in a nearby small town might have a few Xbox One units just waiting to be bought.

Update: It took a few hours, but Amazon has now apparently sold out of its latest Xbox One shipments.

Update 2 (December 4th): Amazon has some new shipments that have come in so the order page is active once again

Update 3: Amazon has sold out of its new shipment

Source: Amazon Xbox One listing | Image via Amazon

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Well from somone I know who works at best buy he told me his store received one giant shipment of ps4s and that was it. They have received 1 large shipment of XO and 2 small shipments since then. He also said they had a little more ps4 preorder pickups but they actually have sold more XOs in there store but only because they have received more to sell. But it varies a lot store to store

They did say that would be part of their marketing strategy way back at the initial announcement. I'd have to dig to find the quote but it was something like wanting anyone to have some chance at walking into the store and finding one on the shelf instead of everything going to pre-orders. I assume this means random shipments to retailers with the agreement they cannot have reservation on them.

Spicoli said,
They did say that would be part of their marketing strategy way back at the initial announcement. I'd have to dig to find the quote but it was something like wanting anyone to have some chance at walking into the store and finding one on the shelf instead of everything going to pre-orders. I assume this means random shipments to retailers with the agreement they cannot have reservation on them.

Spicoli, I concur.

I said this before in other comments, but I believe the reason why MS is able to manufacture and re-stock XBO is due to the hardware they are using - current and being massed produce compared to the competition.

I know what quote you're talking about. I think it was about how they wanted people to be able to go in on launch day and walk about with a One. It's cool because if you want a One before the holidays end you don't have to turn to eBay, or buy one of those expensive bundles like you can right now for the PS4 at Gamestop. If I remember correctly, those where really the only two options when getting a 360 shortly after its launch unless you had time to camp out for the Best Buy truck that may have it. With the One, over the past two days every time I've been to amazon.com, it has been in stock and ready to ship. It's really a great testament to Microsoft's logistics.

In all seriousness sales numbers are important these days. Look at the Wii U. More sales of your console equal more software support from third parties, app support, etc. because those companies see potential to make money.

In this early stage people are over analyzing every single detail but it is important that the console of your choosing has a healthy market so it can get software support to justify the purchase, make that company more money and thus also make them more willing to add consumer services.

For example for all the Sony fans who are clamoring for the death of Xbox One right now, PlayStation Plus (free games and all) is what it is because of competition from Xbox Live. As an Xbox Fan I can acknowledge we would have never had Games for Gold (better late than never) if it wasn't for PlayStation Plus.

Love the articles about XBOX selling this amount, Sony selling that amount

considering they are all sold out, numbers represent how many each company have been able to produce, not which one has been the most popular

glen8 said,
Love the articles about XBOX selling this amount, Sony selling that amount

considering they are all sold out, numbers represent how many each company have been able to produce, not which one has been the most popular


Umm.. where have you been? The number of consoles sold by the "team" you support is a direct correlation to ones' happiness... /s

No, it was sold out, they got some new, and then they sold out. I suppose when Sony ships some to Amazon and they are in stock again, that means that the PS4 is a fail?

George P said,

Actually, not anymore. Both systems sold out yet again.


It was in stock 6 hours after the article was posted.

Xilo said,

It was in stock 6 hours after the article was posted.

Yes, "was" being the key word. They've been going up and selling out over and over. The article has been updated to reflect the changes.

Xilo said,

It was in stock 6 hours after the article was posted.

Can you tell us how many consoles Amazon received? If they got in thousands, then it would be expected to take a while to sell out.

Using the link in the article, I see that Target, Amazon, Newegg, Wal-Mart, and even Sony had PS4s in stock at some time during the past week. Does that mean that the PS4 is a failure? No, it means that they got new stock.

If you look at Wal-Mart (and filter out the rapid fire in stock/out of stock which is also what they do for the Xbox One), they have had PS4 stock from Dec 1 through Dec 3, three days. 3 days == 72 hours / 6 hours (that Amazon had the X1 in stock) == the PS4 is 12 times more of a fail than the Xbox One!

Xilo said,
Fail. I meant sarcastically that ps4 is outselling xbone.

Don't be sarcastic here. In fact, don't even joke. I'm not sure if you're aware, but plastic boxes that play video games are super serious business around here.

Super. Serious.

Most commented on story EVER! Thought this was posted on Activewin for a second

Just so this post makes sense, when this article was first posted it went for like 5 hours with zero comments!

Edited by warwagon, Dec 4 2013, 8:26pm :