GameStop will be selling Xbox Series X console bundles at some stores this Friday.
The consoles will only be available at selected stores and they’ll be reserved for GameStop PowerUp Rewards Pro members.
While bundle contents and pricing weren’t confirmed, an image accompanying GameStop’s announcement included the console, two controllers, a three-month Xbox Game Pass subscription and a GameStop gift card.
Starting at $14.99, GameStop Pro membership includes loyalty rewards, extra trade in credit, a Game Informer subscription, plus access to exclusive offers and events.
Xbox Series X/S systems continue to sell faster than any previous generation of Microsoft consoles, according to the company’s gaming boss Phil Spencer.
In a New York Times interview published in January, he claimed persistent Xbox shortages were not actually a result of less consoles being produced than was the case in previous generations. Instead, scarcity has been caused by a surge in demand since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“When you think about trying to go get an Xbox or a new PlayStation right now in the market, they’re really hard to find,” Spencer said. “And it’s not because supply is smaller than it’s ever been. Supply is actually as big as it’s ever been. It’s that demand is exceeding the supply for all of us.
“At this point, we’ve sold more of this generation of Xboxes, which is Xbox Series X and S, than we had any previous version of Xboxes. So it’s our job to get the supply there to meet that demand.”