If you’ve been on the hunt for Xbox Series X stock for any length of time, you’ll know how infamously hard it is to find even at regular price. The truly desperate will know all too well the exorbitant cost of resorting to scalpers, who often charge several hundred dollars more than MSRP for Xbox Series X consoles scooped up using bots strictly for the purpose of reselling.
This morning, Amazon sent out a quick invitation providing a select few people the chance to purchase an Xbox Series X for roughly $441—a record-breaking $60 off MSRP. According to The Verge(opens in new tab), Microsoft’s highly coveted Xbox Series X listing on US Amazon temporarily had a button you could click to request an invite to buy the new-gen system at a discounted price. If you were fortunate, you might receive an email allowing you to purchase the console on sale within 72 hours. The invitations, it seems, have since been withdrawn.
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This precisely the reason a whopping $60 discount is so alarming. It’s worth noting that the deal went live just after Prime Day wrapped up, so it might have been related to that. Unless it was a complete mistake, which seems unlikely, this could be a sign of future discounts on Xbox Series X consoles, particularly at e-commerce giants like Amazon, Walmart, etc. If you do manage to score a console, here are all of the upcoming Xbox Series X games you can look forward to playing.Jordan Gerblick