Now that we're into the tail-end of 2022, picking up an Xbox Series X should be easier than it ever has been before. While there are still some stock issues holding the console back, it does appear to be in stock more often than not these days.


Unlike PS5 stock, the Xbox Series X (£449.99) can be found most of the time, although stock might be trickier during this busy Christmas season, and the less powerful, digital-only Xbox Series S (£249.99) seems to be in stock practically everywhere.

As always, Smyths is a good place to look for the console as they are one of the few retailers that offer Xbox All Access as an option when they have stock, which means you can pay for both monthly rather than outright - GAME has this offer too.

Very is another retailer that appears to always have at least the Series S in stock. The digital-only and less powerful current-gen Xbox Series option seems to be less sought-after but it can still make for a great gift alongside a subscription to Game Pass as long as the best graphics aren't on that person's priorities.

Xbox Series X UK stock availability

Buy Xbox Series X UK

Check the below links as more stock is being released all the time. Smyths, John Lewis and seem to get stock back in regularly these days, and you should be able to pick a Series X up in time for Christmas no matter your preferred retailer. If you see that the console is out of stock at any of the stores below, remember to keep checking back in with them as stock is replenished on the regular these days.

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Buy Xbox Series X USA

You can also nab a console on USA sites, if you're from the USA or want an American version of the console for some reason (no judgement here).

Where to buy Xbox Series X and S in the UK?

With all of the retailers listed below, you should find stock of both the Xbox Series X and S available most of the time. If you're unlucky and find that either console is out of stock when you check, it's good to remember to keep checking back as new stock comes in regularly.

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Currys PC World

Currys has some good bundles available for the Series S that are worth checking out.



  • Xbox Series X bundle (comes with Guardians of the Galaxy 4K UHD Blu-ray, Among Us - Imposter Edition, and Stealth SX-Phantom X Stereo Gaming Headset) - £549.99
  • Xbox Series S - £249.99



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."

- Joe Julians

Xbox Series X accessories

A selection of Xbox Series X accessories is also available now. If you're looking to make the most out of your shiny new console, you may be looking at purchasing a new controller, a rechargeable battery kit, and a new headset for online gaming with your friends and family.

And, you can obviously get an Xbox Game Pass to give you access to more games and Xbox Live Gold for multiplayer gameplay.

Stuck between Xbox and Playstation? Check out our comparison on new consoles PS5 v Xbox Series X.

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