If you haven’t had any luck getting your hands on the Xbox Series X, today could be your lucky day. Best Buy is stocking the coveted next-gen console for its usual price of $499.99, but the drop is exclusive to paying Totaltech subscribers. Totaltech is Best Buy’s premium membership, a membership that combines technical support, product protection, and access to the occasional exclusive console add-on for $199.99 per year. It’s an expensive service, but if you think it’s worth your money, it should increase your chances of landing a console.
Make sure you are logged into your account in advance and with a paid subscription to Totaltech (sorry, no free trials). Double-check that your billing and shipping information is correct and persist. To get in line, click the “Add to Cart” button and be prepared for Best Buy to ask you to verify your information. Also, don’t give up if the Series X seems to be selling out – Best Buy often releases consoles in waves, so you may have a second chance.
However, if you don’t manage to score a console today, keep your head up. We are constantly looking for further availability of the latest consoles, so check back often. To cheer you up in the meantime, why not subscribe to our Verge Deals newsletter for weekly updates filled with the latest gaming, tech and gadget deals? You can also check out some of the best Xbox accessories and games below, some of which are even discounted.