We’re expecting more restocks at major UK retailers soon
Update: Follow live for all the latest Xbox series X stock news
The Xbox series X is Microsoft’s fastest-selling console, but despite its apparent success, the next-generation games machine is still almost impossible to find in stock anywhere in the UK, both online and in-store.
Bottlenecks in the manufacturing process have slowed the production of the newest Xbox to a crawl, leaving shoppers in the UK wondering where they can get their hands on one.
The smaller, less powerful and much cheaper Xbox series S is easier to find, but the more advanced series X typically sells out within minutes of hitting the shelves. So, knowing when and where the newest console will be restocked next is key to grabbing one before they sell out again.
That’s why we launched our Xbox stock alerts liveblog and if you’re wondering where to buy an Xbox Series X in the UK today ahead of Christmas, we’re on hand to help. Below, we’ll update you with the latest live restock updates as soon as they happen, as well as any news on predicted restock dates, new games and accessories and milestone events.
Check stock from UK Xbox Series X retailers below:
Microsoft launches Xbox museum
In honour of Xbox’s 20th anniversary, the tech giant has launched a virtual museum. It’s a web-based experience, which charts the console’s history, as well as different games, it also provides insight into your gameplay stats if you sign in to your account at the beginning.
It presents 132 moments of Xbox’s most important historical achievements, each linked to additional information that you can explore in further detail. It does also document notorious moments of Microsoft’s shortfallings, including the launch of the Xbox 360 red ring of death and when the giant attempted to buy Nintendo.
How to buy an Xbox series X online
To make sure you’re in the chance of getting your hands on an Xbox series X online, let’s go over some things you can do right now to be ready when the next restock happens:
- Register an account at each of the retailers that stock the Xbox series X. They’re listed in the main article above
- Ensure your correct payment details are saved in your browser on desktop, or on Google Pay or Apple Pay on your phone
- Are you a BT customer, or know somebody who is? Register your interest on the BT site to get exclusive access to BT’s next drop
- Sign up for a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, in case the retailer makes its next Xbox drop a Prime-exclusive
- Download each retailer’s app (if they have one) and add the Xbox series X to your wish list or “save for later” list
- When the console drops, use the link in your wish list to add the Xbox to your trolley or basket – this usually has a higher success rate than navigating through the website
- Keep note of the prices of bundles to ensure you’re getting a good deal. Rounding up, the console itself is £450, controllers are £50, the official headset is £90, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs £11 per month. Newly released games are £60, but retailers usually bundle older games with the console
- The pay-as-you-go Xbox All Access programme is good value for money, so long as you don’t already have a Game Pass subscription
- Don’t buy a console on social media, these are always scams
Good morning fellow Xbox hunters
Welcome back to yet another day of tracking the stock of the Xbox series X. If you’re on the hunt for the console on this bright and sunny Thursday morning, stick with us to be the first to know when the device drops.
Yesterday, Argos did a rather speedy drop – it lasted all of 30 minutes. So we’re hoping for something a little more fruitful today. Stay tuned for all the latest news and insight.
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