Microsoft shocked gamers a bit at their E3 press conference on Tuesday by announcing not just a new, smaller and sleeker version of the Xbox 360 (dubbed the Xbox 360 “S”) but also announcing that it would be available in stores at the end of the week. The console refresh started hitting stores on Tuesday and quickly sold out at many stores as they only received around five consoles each.
We called around to many Metro Atlanta stores on Friday and Saturday to find out if they had gotten any in stock. Many stores were sold out after lunchtime on Friday but there were a few that still had some in stock. By Saturday afternoon, we were only able to find a single Best Buy store with only one Xbox 360 “S” in-stock.
Here’s a complete round-up of major Metro Atlanta retailers and when they might expect to get new stock in.
Sold out in-stores except for the Perimeter Best Buy. Speaking with the sales associates, they don’t expect another shipment until Wednesday at the earliest. The Best Buy website currently says the console is backordered online
Sold out in-stores and onl the GameStop website. Sales associates say it could by the beginning of July before they get another shipment in. However, GameStop is offering decent trade-in deals for the new Xbox 360. I was able to get one of the last in-stock at the John’s Creek GameStop for just $20 after trading in a refurb launch Xbox 360, 20 GB hard drive, 64 MB memory card, wireless controller, wireless adapter, and four games that we don’t play anymore.
They have not received any in-stock yet and the Xbox 360 “S” is not listed online. They may get their first shipment sometime next week. It is not yet listed on the Target.com website.
They expected some in this week but haven’t received any yet. Expect their first shipment to arrive sometime next week. Wal-Mart.com also doesn’t have the Xbox 360 “S” listed on their website.
A call to K-Mart stores revealed that there were none in stock and they didn’t know when they would be getting any in. The K-Mart website also hasn’t added the new console.
Toys R Us
Sold out on Saturday morning. They get their shipments in from Fed Ex daily and expect more sometime next week. However, they do show the Xbox 360 “S” in-stock on ToysRUs.com.
The Xbox 360 “S” has been going in and out of stock since it was first listed earlier in the week.
Currently not listed.
So, gamers and families of gamers who are looking for the new Xbox 360 console will have to be patient as Microsoft works on getting a sufficient supply into stores both down the street and online. Your best bet for now is to call in and check with stores or just order online when it is in stock.
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