Many big retailers are expected to restock soon
Update: The Xbox series X is in stock at Game right now.
Supply chain problems continue to plague the Xbox series X, making it virtually impossible for shoppers to find Microsoft’s next-generation console in stock online.
While the cheaper Xbox series S is easier to find in most UK stores, the more powerful Xbox series X console is in higher demand. It’s now been eight months since the console’s launch, but new stock is sporadic and sells out in minutes.
If you want to know where to buy an Xbox series X today, we’ve got you covered. Our stock tracking liveblog will update you with the latest stock drops as soon as they happen, as well as any news on predicted restock dates and milestone events.
Check stock from UK Xbox series X retailers below:
That may have been a false alarm
The Game restock alert may have been premature.
The retailer updated the product page minutes ago to make the ‘buy’ button active, but either they sold out in less than five seconds or – more likely – Game has activated their ‘buy’ button before they’ve actually added any Xbox stock to their system.
The Xbox series X is in stock at Game
Game currently has the Xbox series X in stock.
The retailer is selling the base console for £449.
Xbox All Access – the pay as you go alternative to purchasing the console up front – is also available.
Will Very restock the Xbox tomorrow?
Another retailer due for a restock this week is Very.
The retailer last had the Xbox series X in stock on 20 July. Once customers navigated their way out of the waiting room, they could choose from one of a number of optional bundles, including three months of Game Pass and an additional controller.
Notably, Very restocked the Xbox and the PS5 at the same time that day. This was probably a nightmare for their IT team, but it’s turned out to be invaluable intel for us stock trackers. Very is heavily rumoured to have the PS5 back in stock tomorrow morning, so we predict the Xbox series X could make another appearance too.
The retailer is currently selling the less powerful Xbox series S (£249.99, Very.co.uk), with similar options available on bundles and add-ons.
Can you buy an Xbox series X in store?
Not only do we scan for fresh stock at online retailers up and down the information superhighway, but our diligent network of little birdies keeps tabs on the availability of the Xbox in physical stores around the country.
Finding the Xbox series X on an actual shelf is rare, but it does happen.
Most recently we’ve heard of the Xbox series X in stock at the John Lewis in the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Dartford last week. Before that we had reports of high-street Game and Smyths stores reserving physical stock of the Xbox, which can’t be purchased online.
It’s a long shot, but it’s worth popping into local shops to ask about the Xbox series X.
The best TVs for gaming on Xbox series X
With all this focus on where to buy an Xbox series X, let’s not overlook the thing you’ll be plugging it into. Is your TV ready for Microsoft’s next-generation console?
The Xbox series X can output at 8K resolution, though most games will only ever be running at a maximum of 4K. That’s the highest resolution most reasonably priced TVs can reach.
Here’s the cheat sheet to explain things – a pixel is the individual dot you see when you get right up close to the screen, and more pixels means a sharper image.
When we go sharper than this, the marketing folks start measuring by horizontal pixels (and rounding up?!) to make things sound more impressive.
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What about Argos Xbox stock?
Argos could restock as early as this afternoon.
It’s been more than a month since the retailer had any stock of the Xbox series X, and the store tends to make new consoles available once every four weeks on average. That places Argos near the top of our list of retailers most likely to restock soon.
The best way to buy an Xbox series X from Argos is through the app and by adding the console to your wish list. You have better luck checking out by following the link on your wish list page rather than through the product page.
Does Smyths have the Xbox series X in stock?
Online retailers are likely to restock the Xbox series X around the same time as Sony’s next-gen console, so head to this Smyths Toys page to check for new availability. By bookmarking the search results page rather than the product page, you’ll also catch any potential Xbox bundles that appear.
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Of course, we’ll be dutifully monitoring retailers throughout the day to bring you live stock updates, so feel free to give your F5 key a rest.
Is the Xbox series X in stock at John Lewis?
The Xbox series X is not in stock at John Lewis. Or anywhere for that matter.
The historic department store restocked the PlayStation 5 at around 7:15am this morning. That’s 15 minutes later than usual, and spoils one of our most reliable pieces of stock tracking intel. Until now John Lewis was a 7am restocker, come rain or shine.
We’re seeing PS5 and Xbox stock arriving in tandem now, so all eyes should be on John Lewis tomorrow morning at (or shortly after) 7am.
When is the Xbox series X back in stock at Currys?
Let’s take a closer look at the live stock situation at Currys PC World.
The retailer last had the Xbox series X in stock on 25 June, and before that was a reliable and regular stockist of Microsoft’s next-generation console.
We spotted a small change to the product listing on the Currys website, which happened over the weekend and could indicate an imminent restock. The “sorry this item is out of stock” notice was replaced by a more alluring “email me when back in stock” button.
Does this mean that Currys is expecting another allocation of Xboxes soon? We think it might.
One thing’s for certain though, the cheaper Xbox series S is currently in stock (£279, Currys.co.uk).
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