Xbox fans who are upset about Xbox Series X|S availability can register for a new Console Purchase Pilot that might help make it happen more quickly.
“We’re introducing the Console Purchase Pilot, allowing US Xbox Insiders on Xbox One to register for a chance to reserve an Xbox Series X|S console,” the Xbox Insider account tweeted. “Check the Xbox Insider Hub on Xbox One for details. Limited space is available and not all who register will be selected.”
The Console Purchase Pilot seems to be aimed at thwarting the scalpers who have apparently been mopping up all of the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles that become available and then selling them with huge markups. And it comes in the wake of a Sony admission that its own consoles probably won’t be widely available until 2023.
The program is available only in the United States for now, but Microsoft may expand it internationally if it proves successful.