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Microsoft Begins Sending Out Xbox Series X Bundle Restock Invitations

Microsoft is copying a page from Sony’s restock playbook by sending customers invitations to purchase an Xbox Series X bundle.

Console scarcity is undoubtedly not going away any time soon.

Many retailers are doing the best they can to handle this situation by restocking as much as possible.

Although, many of these efforts end up being futile due to scalper’s intervention.

Recently, even retail giants like Amazon have implemented anti-scalper measures on their latest Xbox Series X restocks.

Sony takes a practical approach to combat this situation by directly sending personalized invitations. Now it seems Microsoft is following similar steps.

Microsoft Xbox Series X Bundle Invitations

Microsoft Emails Invitations for An Xbox Series X Bundles Restock

Today, many Xbox fans received good news in the form of an email. Microsoft emailed some lucky gamers, inviting them to participate in an Xbox Series X bundle restock.

Contrary to Sony, Microsoft sends a link to customers, and they can immediately proceed to purchase.

There is no determined timeframe to purchase. Nor is there any waiting queue like in PlayStation Direct.

The downside to this is that Microsoft, unlike Sony, is only offering bundles for the time being.

Each personalized Microsoft Xbox Series X Bundle in this restock consists of the following:

  • Xbox Series X Console
  • A Digital Game (ranging from prices starting at $29.99 up to $59.99)
  • An additional Xbox Wireless Controller

The digital game you can add to your bundle includes these options:

  • Madden NFL 22
  • Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition (the cheapest option at $29.99)
  • Far Cry 6
  • Rust Console Edition
  • Battlefield 2042
  • Hasbro Family Fun Pack – Super Edition
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Insurgency: Sandstorm
  • Diablo II: Resurrrected

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Microsoft Xbox Series X Invitations
Source: Twitter @Wario64

GUIDE: How to Buy an Xbox Series X From Microsoft Store

What to Do if You Have Issues With Microsoft’s Xbox Series X Restock Invitation

Some gamers reported issues with the link they received initially. According to these gamers, reaching out to Microsoft will solve the problem.

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If you haven’t received an invite, read our guide on How to Get the Microsoft Store Xbox Series X Invite Email.

On the other hand, some lucky gamers already confirm success in getting their consoles through this method.

If you have not yet received an invitation to get your Xbox Series X, we have other options!

Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and more retailers are rumored to have upcoming Xbox Series X drops.

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Anthony

Monday 22nd of November 2021

I received the email from Microsoft but my link was broken. I've already contacted support and they "made a note in my file." I'm trying to fix the link. I know if it's the unique identifier that's broken (appears after "ocid" in the link) then I'm SOL. I think the bundle ID might be wrong though. Can anyone that has received the same email tell me what the 12-digit bundle ID is in the link? Thanks.

V

Sunday 21st of November 2021

Anyone have the contact info for Microsoft? I tried calling their number but got we are closed message. Next I tried chat but I wanted for over an hour before giving up. Sent emails and still no response since Friday.

Timothy Tripp

Monday 22nd of November 2021

@V, I talked to Microsoft and they said that the initial batch of emails that were sent out had a glitch that generated invalid codes. The rep said new emails were being sent out in the next day or two, so I'm going to wait until 11/25 and if no email, call them back. She said the best number to call them is 855-425-8769.

V

Sunday 21st of November 2021

@V, *waited

Kristjan Tiits

Sunday 21st of November 2021

i purchased mine from electronics store in Estonia. Way overpriced for console with 1 remote and Microsoft flight sim game. all together 899 eur.

Marcus

Sunday 21st of November 2021

My email was for XBOX S not the x.. Smh anyone else?

Torreth1

Saturday 20th of November 2021

I got my invite, and purchased my bundle yesterday. Today it shipped. I’m not sure what I did to earn an invite, but I’m sure my Series X is gonna make someone very happy. I’m planning on selling it on eBay. I got one for myself on launch day last year and don’t need another, but I’m impressed Microsoft found a way to get around the scalpers.

Sean

Monday 22nd of November 2021

@Torreth1, &Ou are a scalper clown.

harryhood12

Sunday 21st of November 2021

@Torreth1, is this the definition of scaling? Unless you are selling at cost...

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