To promote social distancing, and to reduce large crowds and lineups at their stores during the COVID-19 pandemic, many retailers have announced that they will not be selling XBOX Series X, XBOX Series S, and Playstation 5’s in its stores at launch.
Both Walmart and Best Buy have opted to make the console available exclusively online:
All consoles are currently sold out online, but expect a few more re-stocks now that the in-store sales have officially been cancelled.
The XBOX will launch on November 10, and the Playstation 5 will launch on November 12. The consoles are expected to eventually be available in-stores once demand and/or the pandemic is under control.