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How to Beat Scalpers and Find Your PS5 or Xbox Series X

If you’re still looking to beat scalpers and find a PS5 or Xbox Series X in 2022, there’s a new way to secure your next-gen console.

We’re well over a year into the lifespan of the PS5 and Xbox Series X but neither console is readily available. Thanks to ongoing chip shortages, shipping issues, and (of course) console scalpers, getting your hands on a console still isn’t easy for many gamers.

While they’re likely not the main cause of the shortage, console resellers are still a real problem. With the use of bots, scalpers are able to completely destroy major restocks, and leave few consoles for ordinary buyers.

PS5 Xbox Series X

Lately, we’ve seen scalpers being forced to drop their PS5 and Xbox prices as they struggled to sell consoles in 2022. But now that supply appears to be dropping again, the resellers are free to increase the prices once more.

However, there’s a new way to beat scalpers and find your PS5 or Xbox Series X at last.

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How to Beat PS5 and Xbox Series X Scalpers to a Next-Gen Console

There’s a new tool that will help you find a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X before scalpers can snatch up the stock.

If you want to make sure you’ve got the best possible chance at nabbing a PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2022, you’ll need to head over to

Xbox Series X RestockTracker

The new site provides instant alerts the very moment new stock goes live. And it can be personalized to your console hunt preferences too. Here’s how to get started:

  • Head to the RestockTracker website and sign up for a free account.
  • Select your region from US, UK, or Canada.
  • Then, search for the PS5, Xbox Series X, or any other hard-to-find device you’re on the hunt for.
  • Click ‘Subscribe to Instant Stock Alerts’.
  • Then you can check or uncheck notifications options to choose where you want your instant alerts to come through.
  • Below will be a list of websites with links to the item you’re searching for, as well as the last time it was in stock.
  • Now sit back and relax! The moment the console arrives in-stock, you’ll be the first to know!

It also doesn’t hurt to get prepared at several retailers before your preferred hardware drops!

Here’s how to get ready to buy a PS5 or Xbox Series X at Amazon, GameStop, Target, Best Buy, & Walmart!

Meanwhile, if you’re looking to see which sites are dropping stock next, we’ve got you covered with the latest news:

Unfortunately, it seems like the next-gen console shortage isn’t going anywhere for the foreseeable future. But with this new method of console hunting, you’ll have a PS5 or Xbox Series X before you know it.

Share your thoughts, or ask a question:
Comments 3


Monday 18th of April 2022

Can’t sign up WTF!!

Charles Hinkle

Friday 4th of March 2022

There's no way there is a chip shortage out there.


Thursday 3rd of March 2022

Website doesn't work. Unable to sign up