The wait is over, the new era of next-generation Xbox is here – that’s if you’ve managed to pick one up yet.
Two consoles are available; the Xbox Series X (£449) and a digital Xbox Series S edition (£349).
However, the second lockdown in the UK has changed things a bit when it comes to buying a console. Firstly, there was no rush to the store. Second, those that pre-ordered had set click and collect rules, and third, if you want to buy one now it’s online all the way.
Amazon has also said some customers may get their console after Christmas, so look at delivery dates when you buy to avoid disappointed faces come Yuletide.
Smyths is still a good place to look for the console, alongside a revamped Gamespass, monthly as they will be the only ones to have Xbox All Access as an option. We’ve seen this as an option again. Elsewhere, the likes of Very had consoles, with an instalment plan – more stock is coming soon.
If you still don’t manage to get one GameStop has said it’s restocking on Black Friday and word on the street is that Box.co.uk and Walmart will have more stock imminently too – good news for wannabe Xbox Series X owners on both sides of the pond.
We’ll update this page when new Xbox Series S and X stock becomes available.
Xbox Series X UK stock availability
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Check the below links as more stock is being released today. Smyths, John Lewis and AO.com seem to get stock back in, and online stores have promised more stock is on its way all in time for Christmas.
- Smyths – Out of stock. More expected in December.
- AO.com – Out of stock
- SimplyGames – Out of stock
- John Lewis – Out of stock
- Tesco – Sold out, games available
- Currys PC World – Sold out, but they’re “working tirelessly to get more stock”
- Very – Sold out, but “stock coming soon”
- Amazon – Sold out, but says “Christmas shop”
- ShopTo.net – Sold out
- Littlewoods – Sold out, stock coming soon
- Microsoft – in stock intermittently
- Box – More stock incoming shortly
Buy Xbox Series X USA
You can also nab a console on USA sites, Walmart is getting apparently getting stock tomorrow and just like the last generation of Xbox’s, the consoles are not geo-locked.
- Gamestop – restocking for Black Friday
- Best Buy – stock
- Walmart – Restocked for Black Friday but sold out quickly
- Sam’s Club -sold out
- B&H – sold out
- Amazon USA – sold out
Where to buy Xbox Series X and S in the UK?
John Lewis had plenty of stock for the Xbox Series X but held off pre-orders until some of the others had sold out so keep an eye out for returning stock in the next few weeks.
You can get Xbox All Access for £28.99 a month here when stock returns- looking likely to be in December.
Currys PC World
Both consoles are now sold out- more expected in the coming weeks.
As one of the most popular retailers, Amazon is struggling to keep up with the pre-order demand. However, they do regularly top-up stock throughout the day so do keep checking back. Warning: Amazon has said some customers may get stock after Christmas so check delivery dates. Both consoles are currently out of stock.
SimplyGames came through for gamers later in the day on Xbox pre-order day, so keep an eye on the site for when stock returns in the coming weeks.
Very did have Xbox Series X in stock and was a good place to look as the other retailers started to sell out. You can also pay with the instalment plan when stock does return .
AO.com had some stock live Xbox Series X and S, with instalment plans if you needed it. As with everyone else though, they have now sold out.
Another retailer that proved useful on Xbox pre-order day was ShopTo.Net, again though they are out of stock at the time of writing.
No more popping into store on the release date, so check Tesco for collection or delivery.
How to get Xbox Series X on BT or EE
Update: The offer sold out fast, but it’s worth checking back.
EE customers can add the cost of the new Xbox on to their mobile contract – paying 11 interest-free instalments as part of the Add to Plan service.
If you’re not a customer, there are a few EE Black Friday deals you can check out.
When will Xbox Series X and S be back in stock?
The next restock appears to be at Walmart. The confirmed restock time is 9pm ET, that’s 2am UK time if you want to stay up. Apart from that, and in the UK, stock is hard to come by. Most retailers have said they’re working on getting more stock or they’ve put up ‘coming soon’ on their websites.
When is my Xbox Series X/S pre-order arriving?
Pre-orders were available as of 22nd September at 8am in the UK – for both the top-dog Xbox Series X and the digital-only Xbox Series S. But while gamers had ample notice to pick one up, unlike what happened with the PS5 pre-order release, that was, well not ideal, they sold out extremely quickly – with several big retailers seeing their websites buckling under the pressure of how many people were trying to get hold of one.
We will continue to keep this page updated with the latest retailers and their stock levels- although you’ll have to be fast – stock disappears as quickly as it appears. We’ve broken down where stock is live in more detail below.
Will I be able to pick up my Xbox Series X pre-order in lockdown?
Understandably, the news that a second national lockdown is on the way for England has made those eager to play the next-gen consoles a little nervous. The lockdown is, currently, due to last until December 3rd – long after the release of both the Xbox Series X and the PS5. Online orders seem to have been delivered without issue, but what does this mean for those of us that are ordering from a store now?
Well, there is a glimmer of hope that came from the announcements and it can be found in the term ‘click and collect’. Whilst stores like GAME and Smyths will not be able to physically open, click and collect is allowed. Most stores are giving people set times to pick up the console.
Keep this page bookmarked and we will update you on the latest with the lockdown situation as soon as we hear more- which should be any day now with the release dates right around the corner.
Xbox Series X review: “The next-generation of gaming arrives with a console that more than lives up to the hype. A sleek design and a super quiet machine, the Xbox Series X really shows what next-gen games can look like and does so in style. Long loading times already seem like a thing of the past and quick resume is a brilliant addition, while the small changes to the controller make all the difference. Add to that Gamespass that now includes the wealth of titles that come with EA Play and it is clear that Microsoft are onto a winner.”
Xbox Series X Accessories
A selection of Xbox Series X accessories are also available now. However, good news for you existing Xbox owners who have already snapped up many of the great additions you can get for the console – they will work on the Xbox Series X too! So anything that you buy now will not need replacing and while there will likely be new, snazzier versions when the console launches, such as the controller, you won’t have to buy them straight away in order to make the most out of the new console.
And above are all the brands that have been officially licensed by Microsoft to make the accessories and as you can see, there are a lot of them!
Here are some of the items you can buy right now that will work on the Xbox One X.
- Xbox Elite Controller – Buy now at Amazon for £159
- Xbox Controller Battery charging pack – Buy now at Amazon for £19.99
- Play and Charge kit – Buy now at Amazon for £29.99
- Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Headset – Buy now at Amazon for £89.99
Xbox One deals
Maybe you are yet to join the Xbox world and are considering investing an older console rather than the brand spanking new one. If so, here are some deals for the Xbox One deals that you may be interested in.
And, we’d suggest keeping an eye on our Xbox Series X Black Friday page, too.
- Xbox One X Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition Bundle (1TB) £489.99 at Amazon
- Xbox One S 1TB console, 1 white controller, GPU 1 month for £1 dash offer £229.99 at Very
- Xbox One S 1TB £229.99 at Argos (limited stock)
- Xbox One S 1TB £298.95 at Amazon
Stuck between Xbox and Playstation? Check out our comparison on new consoles PS5 v Xbox Series X.