The Xbox Series X has been reliably sold out since its late 2020 launch. Despite the availability of the all-inclusive Xbox All Access scheme – the official monthly payment alternative to the £449 payment for the console – the unconditional console itself is hard to find in stock in the UK.
The Xbox Series S – a cheaper and less powerful version of the console – is easier to find in stock (£242.22, Amazon.co.uk), but production bottlenecks coupled with growing demand have left the most advanced Xbox largely absent from retailers like Very, Smyths Toys, Game, Argos, Asda and Amazon. When the Xbox Series X appears, the console sells out within 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.
Which UK retailers stock the Xbox Series X?
Xbox All Access available from Asda
Looks like Asda still has Xbox Series X bundles available through Xbox All Access.
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 16, 2022 9:09 a.m.
Xbox series X news – in stock at Microsoft
Hello Xbox Series X hunters, you’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for all the latest drops news.
The first update we have for you is that the console is currently in stock from Microsoft (£449.99, xbox.com). Yes, for the first time in a very long time. But we are here for that.
Eva Waite-TaylorFebruary 16, 2022 08:53
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Well, that’s all for us today! The Xbox Series X has just been released via The Microsoft store just when we’re about to call it a day, so be sure to get your hands on one before they’re all gone.
We’ll be back first thing tomorrow and by then we imagine there won’t be many left.
Pickering JasperFebruary 15, 2022 5:30 p.m.
Xbox Series X now available from Microsoft
The Xbox Series X is now available for purchase directly from Microsoft’s website.
Pickering JasperFebruary 15, 2022 5:20 p.m.
Preview of “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök”
If you were a fan of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla which was originally released in November 2020, then the latest entry is the biggest expansion yet for the series, according to Ubisoft.
Dawn of Ragnarök (£34.99, Argos.com) is the third DLC (downloadable content) to come Assassin’s Creed Valhalla after Wrath of the Druids and The headquarters in Paris. Where the first two took Ubisoft’s Viking saga to Ireland and France respectively, this new installment will explore the far reaches of Norse mythology in the dwarven kingdom of Svartelheim.
Pickering JasperFebruary 15, 2022 5:03 p.m.
Review of “Dying Light 2”
February has been a particularly busy month for game releases with the upcoming Forbidden Horizon West and Ring of Elden, now is the perfect time to get your hands on an Xbox Series X.
Dying Light 2 (£54.99, Currys.co.uk) was another great release released earlier this month that combines parkour with the survival-horror genre.
In our review, we said: “Dying Light 2 is at its best when it has the freedom to explore its surroundings.
“Running through, around, and over townspeople is the kind of gameplay that would take players back after the first credits, but when that freedom of movement is taken away, those cracks start to appear. Although occasionally bogged down by technical problems and workarounds, Dying Light 2 makes confident attempts to bring a tired genre to life.
Pickering JasperFebruary 15, 2022 4:01 p.m.
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Pickering JasperFebruary 15, 2022 3:02 p.m.
Xbox Series X headsets to watch out for
The Xbox Series X often comes bundled with a gaming headset to increase the price and ward off scalpers.
The console does not come with its own headset, but it is compatible with all existing headsets for the Xbox One. The Xbox Wireless Controller (£54.99, Currys.co.uk) also has a headphone jack, so you can plug in your regular headphones to have game audio played through them rather than your TV, which is great if you’re sharing a room with someone you don’t don’t want to disturb.
If you need an upgrade or don’t have your own headset yet, Microsoft is selling the Xbox Series X Wireless Headset separately (£89.99, Game.co.uk). Many third-party manufacturers also make Xbox-compatible headsets. We’ve rounded up the best gaming headsets you can buy today.
Immerse yourself in the game with these best gaming headsets for Xbox, PS5, PC and more, available from Amazon, Argos and Currys.
Pickering JasperFebruary 15, 2022 1:59 p.m.
“Horizon Forbidden West” premieres February 18
Across the Alley, an open-world robot-dino hunting adventure Forbidden Horizon West debuts on PS5 and PS4 this week. The Sony-exclusive sequel has garnered rave reviews across the board for its blend of intense combat and rewarding exploration mechanics, all while looking really, really, really, ridiculously beautiful.
Pickering JasperFebruary 15, 2022 12:53 p.m.
How to pre-order ‘Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’
If you’re looking for something a little more family-friendly, you can do a lot worse than this from TT Games Lego series. They’ve been around since 2005 and combine fun slapstick humor with huge franchises such as Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park.
Now they’re retreading familiar ground with an updated version. Lego Star Wars. This new title will feature the nine films of phantom menace up to The Rise of Skywalker with hundreds of playable characters.
If you pre-order the game from Smyths Toys (£49.99, Smythstoys.com) you can also get your hands on a free Lego toy as a bonus. Learn more about how to pre-order the latest Lego Star Wars Game.
Pickering JasperFebruary 15, 2022 11:53 am
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