One year after its launch, grab a PlayStation 5 and / or a Xbox Series X it is still very complicated. It is all due to the semiconductor crisis that is affecting other technology products, such as graphics cards, and other industries, such as automotive. That is, if you want to acquire a Xbox Series S You will not have problems to buy it in physical stores or through the internet, or even finance it with Xbox All Access.
Forget about going to your store or trusted shopping center and get the latest generation machines from Sony and Microsoft. The units that arrive weekly in Spain from both consoles are very small. I know sell directly in online stores of the big chains and they sell out in minutes, if not seconds. Here we are going to give you some advices on how to get the more powerful Xbox or a PS5.
In case you are looking for an Xbox Series X, our main recommendation is that download the Twitter application on your mobile, you follow the account of Xbox Espaa and click on the option to notify you when they post messages. When you are going to replenish console units in the Microsoft Store notify a few hours before to inform of the time the reservations will be opened. It is the best place to buy it because in other stores they usually force you to buy a pack with extra games or controls. Still, replenishment occurs infrequently and with few units.
There are Telegram groups dedicated to video game offerings that, due to the shortage of next-gen consoles, also notify when stock is replenished of PS5 and Xbox Series X in some store. The channels that we recommend are dedicated to that exclusively, except for some very succulent offer in games and / or accessories for PlayStation and Xbox.
It is the most effective method because the notification goes directly to the phone or PC and if you see the message quickly, chances are good that you will get a of the machines (although it will also happen to you many times that they remove them from your hands while you pay). It is a tough process, but be strong.
A well-known application and social network to search for bargains and alerts is Chollmetro, that thanks to his alerts keep us informed from when is there any promotion available, being able to select keywords to give us the alarm. To activate these alerts:
- Install the Chollmetro app.
- Click on bill (Bottom right)
- On Alerts, click on Create an alert.
- Choose the keywords PS5 and PlayStation 5 or XSX and Xbox Series X and select in Avsame when the bargain is: “New“.
- Tap on Keep.
Beyond the two methods that we have listed above that we believe are the most effective here we leave you with other tips and tricks to have a better chance of getting an Xbox Series X or a PS5, something that will be difficult to do since as soon as there is stock they are sold out in a few minutes.
- Have on your mobile installed apps of the stores where you will want to buy the PS5 or Xbox Series X.
- Register in all stores in which you will buy it and leave fill in all the necessary data to make the purchase as quickly as possible.
- Look at the social networks and check the stock from time to time from the stores manually in case the flute sounds (although with the methods that we have set you this should not be necessary).
- Check if stores have stock alert services. Shops like PcComponentes have an “Avsame” system to alert when there is stock.
- Think before you buySee if the price is right and, if the PS5 or Xbox Series X comes in a pack, take a look at whether the games or accessories included are to your liking.