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Xbox Series X FINALLY back in stock ahead of PlayStation 5 (PS5) sale

Xbox Series X restock: The gaming console will set you back by <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>49,990, which is the same price as Sony PlayStation 5.
Xbox Series X restock: The gaming console will set you back by 49,990, which is the same price as Sony PlayStation 5. (Robin Sinha/HT Tech)

Xbox Series X restock: This and the Xbox Series S consoles are back in stock across various retailers. The restock happens just before Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) sale date on October 4.

The Xbox Series X is back in stocks in India just before the festive sales begin. The flagship gaming console from Microsoft has been unavailable in India for a long time but various retailers are hosting limited stocks of the console up on sale. So far, the Xbox Series X is available only on Reliance Digital, while Amazon and Flipkart still show “Coming Soon” tag.

At the moment, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles are both available to purchase on Reliance Digital. Amazon is, meanwhile, only hosting the Xbox Series S console sale while Flipkart shows “Coming Soon” for both the consoles. The restock takes place just two days before Sony starts taking pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 console on October 4.

Xbox Series X is back in stock

The Xbox Series X has suffered the most from the global chip shortage, an anomaly that is only expected to get worse in the coming days. Microsoft had managed to move a couple of unit in late 2020 and early 2021 but it stopped restocking the consoles soon after. Sony, meanwhile, had started restocking the PlayStation 5 console during the summer and has since then holding regular sales.

The Xbox Series S is also up for grabs.
The Xbox Series S is also up for grabs. (Microsoft )

The Xbox Series X competes with the Sony PlayStation 5 and even costs the same; both of them have a price tag of 50,000. However, it is the Xbox Series X that has a performance advantage over the PS5 with a more powerful GPU rated at 12 TFLOPS. Moreover, the Xbox Series X get special features such as Quick Resume and Smart Delivery of games from the Store.

The Xbox Series X is also capable of rendering games in 4K at 60 fps, 120 fps, and even in 8K resolution. The cheaper Xbox Series S can only do games in 2K and has a lower spec GPU with 512GB storage. However, it costs 34,999 in India, thereby making it cheapest console that supports ray tracing. Microsoft also sells storage expansion cards from Seagate to expand the onboard storage.

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