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 can completely destroy major restocks, leaving few consoles for ordinary buyers.

PS5 and Xbox Series X Consoles

Lately, scalpers have been 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 finally find your PS5 or Xbox Series X.

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 ensure you’ve got the best chance at nabbing a PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2022, you’ll need to head over to RestockTracker.io.

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 retailers with links to the item you’re searching for, as well as the last time it was in stock.
  • Now sit back and relax! You’ll be the first to know when the console arrives in stock!

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

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

  • Upcoming PS5 Restock News
  • Upcoming Xbox Series X Restock 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.

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Max has a wealth of experience in the industry and is a lover of all things video games, situated in Manchester, United Kingdom.