The Xbox Series X is available at Best Buy for Totaltech subscribers

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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.

Microsoft Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s flagship console and serves as its most powerful (and largest) option. While the Series S focuses on smooth 1440p performance and takes a disc-less approach, the $500 Series X focuses on fast-paced 4K gameplay.

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.

Accessories and games to consider for your Xbox Series X

Xbox Wireless Controller

The controller has a dedicated share button to save clips and screenshots and share them online, a USB-C port for charging Microsoft’s rechargeable battery, and Bluetooth support.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (three month subscription)

What good is an Xbox without games? Xbox Game Pass Ultimate provides access to over 100 titles, including disaster Hadesand Halo Infinite, which you can play on multiple devices. The pass also gives subscribers access to exclusive deals, online multiplayer and Microsoft’s cloud gaming service, Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox, Physical)

Forza Horizon 5 is the latest of the long-running open-world racing game developed by Playground Games. It is an Xbox exclusive title, playable on both Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles. The new episode is set in a lusciously detailed Mexico landscape and will feature over 500 cars at launch.

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