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Update: Xbox series X is in stock at Game. Xbox All Access is available at Smyths Toys and Asda. Read on for more details.

More than a year after its launch, the shortage of the Xbox Series X is still relevant. Supply of Microsoft’s latest console has been limited by production bottlenecks resulting from the global pandemic, and despite the general availability of the all-inclusive Xbox All Access program – the official monthly payment alternative to the $449 payment £ for the console – the console itself is tricky to find in stock in the UK.

The cheaper and less advanced Xbox Series S is easier to find in stock (£249, Amazon.co.uk), but growing demand for the more powerful Xbox has left the console sold out on sites like Very, Smyths Toys, Game, Argos, Asda and Amazon. When the Xbox Series X appears, it sells out in minutes as customers pick up available units as soon as they arrive.

That’s why we’ve launched our Xbox Stock Tracker live blog, where we follow all UK retailers at once to bring you live stock alerts as they happen.

We’ll also bring you tips and advice for beating the crowds to buy an Xbox Series X, including sites to pay attention to, Xbox accessory deals and discounts, and how to register your interest in new consoles before they go live. on sale.

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Which UK retailers stock the Xbox Series X?

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What happened to the Xbox refrigerator?

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A throwaway joke taken to its logical conclusion, the Xbox fridge was available for pre-order from Game in late 2021. The Xbox-shaped mini-cooler proved just as popular as the console itself and s quickly sold out.

The Xbox fridge finally started shipping to customers in January, after weeks of delays. It is now completely sold out and it is highly unlikely that more will be made. If you were lucky enough to find one, you have one of the rarest and weirdest video game memorabilia in existence.

Steve HogartyFebruary 21, 2022 11:30 am

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Can you buy an Xbox Series X in store?

It is often still possible to find an Xbox in the wild. It’s rare, and we can’t guarantee you’ll find a console this way, but it’s worth popping into a local store if you’re passing by. Here are some tips.

  • We have heard that consoles sometimes appear on the shelves at Argos, Smyths Toys and Game. To a lesser extent, we have heard of John Lewis and partners and curries have physical inventory.
  • AO has a handful of brick-and-mortar stores across the country, and we’ve been told Xbox pops up there occasionally.
  • Enter your zip code on a retailer’s online product page to check local stock. If you can, scroll down to take a look at other stores further away from you.
  • Xbox not in stock? Do not lose hope. Many stores do not record returns or uncollected Xbox pre-orders in their stock systems. Visit your local store in person and ask a member of staff.

Steve HogartyFebruary 21, 2022 11:03 am

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Does AO have Xbox Series X stock?

Hey, ho, let’s go do not come on, because AO has been a no-show for the Xbox Series X lately.

The Xbox Series X was last in stock on December 30. The set included a charging station, an additional controller and a wireless gaming headset.

Bundles tend to stay in stock longer as they are slightly more expensive and less appealing to scalpers as bundled props reduce their potential profit. But bundles or not, AO has been missing the console for months.

Steve HogartyFebruary 21, 2022 10:31 am

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Looking for a PS5?

Are you looking for Sony’s new console? So stop hanging out on the Xbox stock alerts liveblog and head over to our PS5 stock tracking liveblog instead.

That’s right, we track the availability of both next-gen consoles, day after day, until the global soft chain is fixed. We are currently exploring the potential Forbidden Horizon West bundles.

Steve HogartyFebruary 21, 2022 10:11 am

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Can you buy an Xbox from Microsoft?

No you can not. The Microsoft Store last had Xbox Series X stock on Thursday. The console had been in storage for a good 24 hours, and we haven’t seen it since.

Unlike most resellers who restock the console before noon, these Microsoft restocks tend to arrive in the early evening around 5 p.m. Usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday. These restocks are also lasting longer and longer, a sign that supply and demand are starting to stabilize.

Steve HogartyFebruary 21, 2022 9:50 a.m.

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When will the Xbox be available again from Amazon?

Amazon last restocked the Xbox Series X on January 4, although supply was so limited that the console was only on sale for a few minutes.

While Amazon limits sales of Sony’s next-gen console to First customers, Xbox has no such protection. As such, it is exposed to automated bots and unscrupulous dealers and sells out in the blink of an eye.

Based on previous restocking patterns, we anticipate another restocking at Amazon before the end of February.

Steve HogartyFebruary 21, 2022 9:31 a.m.

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Xbox All Access available from Asda

Asda still has the Xbox Series X in stock, but only through the all-inclusive Xbox All Access program.

What is this thing? Well, you get the console and hundreds of games by paying for the console in monthly installments. If you’re happy to pay £28.99 a month for 24 months and can pass their credit checks, Xbox All Access is pretty good value for money. As well as a brand new Xbox Series X, you’ll also get full access to Game Pass Ultimate which normally costs £10.99 per month.

Steve HogartyFebruary 21, 2022 9:14 a.m.

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Game restock is the best place to buy right now

Game only sells the Xbox Series X as part of a bundle, it is not possible to pick up the console alone.

The cheapest packs come with a cap, a t-shirt (in medium or large size) or a controller case.

Steve HogartyFebruary 21, 2022 9:02 a.m.

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Follow Live Xbox Stock Updates

Hello Xbox hunters, and welcome to the Xbox Series X inventory tracking liveblog.

As always, we’re scanning the retail horizon to send you live alerts as soon as Microsoft’s console appears in stock, giving you a chance to grab one before it sells out again. .

Right now, we’re kicking things off with an Xbox Series X Bundle at Game.

Steve HogartyFebruary 21, 2022 08:52

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