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Almost a full year after it launched, the Xbox series X is still reliably sold out everywhere in the UK. Supply chain problems have slowed production of the new console to a crawl, leaving shoppers wondering where to buy the new Xbox.
The less powerful Xbox series S is more readily available to buy online, but the more advanced Xbox series X sells out within seconds of new stock appearing. Knowing when and where the Xbox will be restocked is key to getting hold of one.
If you want to know where to buy an Xbox series X in the UK today, you’ve come to the right place. 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:
Xbox stock trackers, signing off
Well that’s all from us today.
While brief, this morning’s Amazon restock set the week off to a great start. The retailer’s first Xbox drop in almost two weeks lasted almost two minutes. Unlike the PS5 the console was available to anyone regardless of Prime membership status.
If you missed it, don’t worry. We’re expecting more Xbox stock to arrive later this week, so join us again tomorrow to be the first to know when Microsoft’s console rears its head again.
Steve Hogarty20 September 2021 16:55
The best TVs for gaming on Xbox series X
To get the most out of the Xbox series X, you’ll need a 4K television.
A lot of next-gen games allow you to choose between a performance mode and a graphics mode. Performance mode dials down the graphics settings in favour of smoother framerates of 60fps or more, while the graphics mode enables higher resolutions and fancier visual effects at the expense of framerate.
If your TV only goes up to 1080p, you won’t be getting the most out of your new Xbox series X. To help you upgrade your set without breaking the bank, we’ve pulled together a list of the best 4K TV deals for entertainment, movies and gaming.
Steve Hogarty20 September 2021 16:28
You can play Xbox games on your laptop
You don’t actually need an Xbox series X to play Xbox series X games, just a fast enough internet connection and a compatible streaming device.
Xbox Cloud Gaming streams games from Microsoft’s servers to your console, laptop or phone, via your internet browser or the Xbox app. How does cloud gaming work? Well it’s basically like being on a Zoom call with a game that you’re controlling, meaning you can jump into new games at the push of a button rather than waiting around for your download to finish.
Cloud gaming requires a membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (£32.99, Argos.co.uk), which unlocks on-demand access to more than 100 games. Thankfully, decent laptops are much easier to find than the Xbox series X. If you’re thinking of upgrading, check out our list of the best laptops in 2021.
Steve Hogarty20 September 2021 15:36
The best Xbox series X games to play right now
Did you manage to grab an Xbox from Game last week? Well have a gander at our round-up of the best Xbox series X games to decide what to play first.
Both the Xbox series X and the PlayStation 5 have endured a slow launch, with the global pandemic putting the brakes on development of many new titles. You’ll notice that many of the best Xbox series X games are upgraded and remastered versions of Xbox One games, but there are some genuine next-gen experiences to be enjoyed already.
Steve Hogarty20 September 2021 14:38
There are two ‘Halo Infinite’ Xbox controllers
There’s a standard, black Halo Infinite themed controller, which comes bundled with the new Halo Infinite themed Xbox series X and can’t be bought separately.
But there’s also a new elite controller (pictured above) themed around Master Chief’s iconic green armour. The elite controller launches 15 November – Halo Infinite’s intended release date before it slipped to 8 December – and can be pre-ordered from the Microsoft Store when stock is available.
Here are your basic Xbox series X controller options, setting aside the glut of other limited edition pads out there.
- Xbox wireless controller: From £49.99, Amazon.co.uk
- Xbox elite wireless controller series 2: £159.99, Argos.co.uk
- Xbox elite wireless controller series 2 – Halo Infinite limited edition: £179.99, Xbox.com
Steve Hogarty20 September 2021 13:40
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Steve Hogarty20 September 2021 12:29
When did the Microsoft Store last have Xbox stock?
You’d think the official Xbox store would be the best place to find the Xbox series X in stock, but the retailer has to fight for the limited supply of consoles just like everybody else.
The store last had the Xbox series X in stock on 7 September, and before that on 25 August when it opened up pre-orders for the limited edition Halo Infinite Xbox bundle.
Steve Hogarty20 September 2021 11:45
When will John Lewis & Partners restock the Xbox?
The retailer only ever restocks at 7am sharp, so by this point in the morning we can safely assume that the historic department store won’t be selling any Xboxes today. That doesn’t mean we don’t keep tabs on this retailer though.
We’d never let our guard down like that.
Steve Hogarty20 September 2021 11:11
The limited edition ‘Halo Infinite’ branded Xbox series X
We’re tracking both types of Xbox series X: the vanilla Xbox series X (£449.99, Amazon.co.uk) and the Halo Infinite branded Xbox series X (£479.99, Microsoft Store).
The rarer Xbox celebrates 20 years of Master Chief and boasts “a custom console design imprinted with stars as seen from the surface of Zeta Halo – extending onto the fan behind a blue vent inspired by Cortana.”
The Halo Infinite branded Xbox series X is only available to pre-order and doesn’t launch until November.
Steve Hogarty20 September 2021 10:40
Does Game have the Xbox in stock?
Though it’s sold out right now, Game has had the Xbox All Access programme in stock intermittently for the last two weeks. The pay-as-you-go alternative to buying the console at full price costs £28.99 per month for 24 months, and comes with two years of Game Pass Ultimate included.
The retailer is also one of two places you can pre-order the Halo Infinite limited edition Xbox series X bundle. Game last stocked that limited edition Xbox on Wednesday 25 August, and last sold the regular Xbox series X on 13 August.
We’ll let you know if Game receives another allocation of Xbox stock.
Steve Hogarty20 September 2021 10:18
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