Microsoft starts program to avoid Xbox Series X/S scalpers

Allows Xbox players to get first dibs

Microsoft avoiding scalpers with new program

Microsoft wants to avoid combating scalpers by testing a new program called Console Purchase Pilot, which allows Xbox players to purchase an Xbox Series X/S via the Xbox Insider Hub for Xbox One and Windows 10.

Currently the program is limited to the United States and no word if or when it will expand overseas.

Those will sign up are not guaranteed to participate in the program. Only successful applicants can purchase the next gen consoles by using an Xbox One console only, no PCs or other devices.

Due to recent shortages on console hardware, scalping has become a major issue.

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