Dealhacker: The Best Xbox One Online Deals (What’s Left Of Them!)

If you’re planning to buy an Xbox One tonight, the chances of simply walking into a store and snapping one up are debatable at best. Even if you’re planning to buy online, there could be a bit of a wait ahead as retailers scramble to replenish their stock. Here’s a snapshot of its current availability, with links to the best remaining deals.

During every major console launch, the hardcore gamer contingent gobble up the majority of existing units by placing pre-orders months in advance. For the rest of us, the remaining pickings are usually pretty slim, which is unfortunate if you already promised your kids an Xbox One for Christmas. While you might be able to try your luck on eBay, the prices are guaranteed to be inflated to capitalise on the launch’s frenzy.

This is what the next-gen console landscape currently looks like. Bear in mind that most of the deals below are still treating online purchases as “pre-orders” which doesn’t ensure a timely delivery.

Microsoft Store: $599 (SOLD OUT)

Despite charging the full RRP, Microsoft’s own store is currently out of stock, which doesn’t bode too well for last minute shoppers.

Big W: $578 (SOLD OUT)

The pre-order link rudely shoves the would-be buyer onto a broken page, sans explanation. Unlucky.

Target: $579 (SOLD OUT)

Target’s website is no longer taking orders. Tch, eh?

Kmart: $579 (STATUS UNKNOWN)

Kmart’s website makes no mention of Xbox One availability. We’ve contacted their head office and will update when they get back to us.

JB Hi-Fi: $598 (AVAILABLE!)

JB Hi-Fi website is still accepting online orders. “Please note that your online pre-order will not leave our Melbourne warehouse until one business day prior to the supplier’s official release date,” the website warns. “Allow 3 business days for delivery via Australia Post.”

EB Games: $599 (AVAILABLE!)

EB Games is still accepting pre-orders which means you might be able to try your luck in store at midnight tonight.

Harvey Norman: $599 (AVAILABLE!)

No saving to be had here, but the website is still accepting orders.

The Good Guys: $567 (STATUS UNKNOWN)

While it prominently appears in its catalogue, the Xbox One is currently AWOL on The Good Guys’ website.

Alternatively, Dick Smith is now selling the 250GB Xbox 360 bundled with Tomb Raider, Halo 4, Battlefield 4 and Red Dead Redemption for just $278, which is a saving of $200. Sure, it’s not the Xbox One, but it is the best deal on this page by a significant margin.

See also: Five Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Next-Gen Console (Yet) | Reminder: These Are The Stores Doing Xbox One Midnight Launches (Kotaku) | Xbox One Kinect Cheat Sheet: New Gestures Explained

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