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How to Buy a PS5, Xbox Series X, or Nintendo Switch OLED From Best Buy

If you’re still on the hunt for a PS5, Xbox Series X, or Nintendo Switch OLED, this Best Buy guide will help you secure the console.

Recently, restocks have been reasonably steady for next-gen consoles, but it appears that demand is higher than ever. On top of that, the new Nintendo Switch OLED is here and it’s selling just as well as the original model before it!

But even though it’s a hard time to nab some new hardware, we’ve got you covered.

Best Buy is one of the best places to find a PS5, Xbox Series X, or Nintendo Switch OLED – you just have to know how to checkout successfully.

Best Buy PS5, Xbox, Switch OLED
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Of course, the retailer isn’t always restricted to online sales either. In fact, this huge Best Buy in-store PS5/Xbox restock was the biggest drop in recent history!

And although there are rumors of PS5 and Xbox Series X becoming members-only purchases at Best Buy, here’s what you need to know.

Switch OLED, Xbox Series X & PS5 Best Buy Restock Tips

Looking to nab a Nintendo Switch OLED, Xbox Series X, or PS5 from Best Buy? Here are some helpful tips to help you checkout successfully.

Create Best Buy Account Early

As ever, the first thing you need to ensure is that you have a Best Buy account already signed in and available. This means that you have your payment information and shipping address confirmed and ready to go.

While you’re at it, make sure you also have the Best Buy app signed in too. You’ll be using both for the easiest way to get a Nintendo Switch OLED, Xbox Series X, or PS5.

Read More: Using Best Buy’s Tech Membership to Order a PS5? You Should Know This

Be Patient

When that next Best Buy Xbox Series X/OLED/PS5 restock drops, remember to be patient. Don’t give up at the first signs of trouble.

The reason for this advice is simple: Best Buy’s store may encounter some issues throughout the drop period. But as other buyers leave the site, it becomes far easier to checkout successfully!

Successful checkouts are often seen half an hour or more after the initial drop goes live. Don’t stop trying until restockers are reporting the drop is completely done and dusted.

PS5 and Xbox Series X

Best Buy App vs Website

If you’re wondering whether you should be using the Best Buy app or website for best results, the answer is both. It never hurts to try and bag the PS5, Xbox, or OLED on both app and browser.

Then, once you manage to add the device to your cart, try checking out on the other method. You’d be surprised to see how often this trick works!

Read More: How Many PS5s Have Been Sold So Far?

If You See ‘Please Wait’, Don’t Refresh

Try refreshing your Best Buy page until you see ‘Please Wait’ where the yellow ‘Add to Cart’ button usually is.

From there, don’t refresh anymore. Simply wait until the button changes and you’ll be able to cart the console, even 10 minutes later!

Change Your Store

When checking out, Best Buy might be out of stock in your local retailer. However, it’s possible to change the store you’re looking at from your Cart.

Hit ‘Select a store to see availability’ and you can see other locations in your area have stock right now. Then you’ll be able to hit Checkout.

If there are NO stores available, simply open a new tab on Best Buy’s product page and wait until the ‘Add to Cart’ button is yellow again. When it is, you will have stores available on your initial tab with stock once again!

Read More: Xbox Series X Stock Shortage to Continue into 2022

Nintendo Switch OLED

Best Buy In-Store PS5, Xbox, Switch OLED Restock Tips

Now from time to time, Best Buy will offer in-store restocks of the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch OLED. These will usually be announced in advance, and they offer significant console stock in every single store!

Be sure to get there early, even if that means camping out, to secure your device. After all, last time this happened, we saw thousands of gamers queuing outside Best Buy for their PS5 and Xbox.

Best Buy also sells the Nintendo Switch OLED in-store from time to time, and it’s worth checking your local retailer. Head to your nearest Best Buy first thing in the morning to take advantage of new deliveries!

Best Buy TotalTech Membership

Recently, Best Buy appears to be teasing next-gen console drops being locked behind its extortionate TotalTech membership plan. However, if you don’t feel like paying $200 extra for a PS5 or Xbox Series X, don’t worry.

So far, the retailer is yet to lock any purchases of next-gen consoles or a Switch OLED behind its membership paywall. And that fact is making some Best Buy customers who bought the membership very upset!

Now that you know how to get a Nintendo Switch OLED, Xbox Series X, or PS5 from Best Buy, you can use the product page below when a drop goes live:

Here’s how to get a Nintendo Switch OLED, Xbox Series X, and PS5 at other retailers:



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