Xbox Series X stock has been limited by production bottlenecks resulting from the global pandemic, and despite the general availability of the Xbox All Access program – the monthly paid alternative to the £449 payment for the console – the console itself is still hard to reliably find in UK stocks.
The 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, game reviews, and how to register your interest in news. consoles before they continue. to sell.
Which UK retailers stock the Xbox Series X?
Xbox inventory tracking, signing
And that’s all she wrote. Thanks for joining us today on the Xbox Series X inventory tracking liveblog.
We close the live blog with the Xbox Series X available for next day delivery from Amazon (£449.99, Amazon.co.uk). This restocking lasted an entire day and is still ongoing, which could spell the end of a console shortage that has been eating away at Microsoft and Sony’s machines for over a year.
Can this restocking bonanza continue as we head into spring and consumer demand starts to pick up again? Join us again tomorrow when we find out, as we resume our search for the best Xbox deals right now.
Steve HogartyMarch 1, 2022 5:15 p.m.
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 fairly fast internet connection and a compatible streaming device.
Xbox Cloud Gaming streams games from Microsoft’s servers to your console, laptop or phone, through 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 you control, which means you can jump into new games with the press of a button rather than waiting for an install.
Cloud games require an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription (£32.99, Argos.com), which unlocks on-demand access to over 100 games. Fortunately, 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 2022.
Steve HogartyMarch 1, 2022 4:29 p.m.
Nintendo Switch OLED review
If handheld gaming is more your thing, check out our Nintendo Switch OLED review. The console features an OLED display for the first time, which is larger than before and produces more vivid colors and deeper blacks. There’s also a redesigned kickstand and double the internal storage of its predecessor.
Our reviewer said of the £309.99 console: “The bigger screen is fantastic and playing games in handheld mode is an absolute joy. The kickstand feels so solid and makes us never want to look at that little rocker on the back of the original Switch again…it’s absolutely the best version of the console yet. Read our full review to learn more.
Steve HogartyMarch 1, 2022 3:32 p.m.
Best Xbox Game Pass Ultimate titles
Since its introduction in 2017, Microsoft has offered gamers great value with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Much like a Netflix subscription, users can pay a monthly fee to access a library of over 100 titles to play on Xbox consoles, PC, and even through the cloud.
It’s a great way to try out lots of great games that you might otherwise miss out on and it’s regularly updated on a monthly basis on a revolving door policy. When new games arrive, old ones tend to disappear.
titles such as Infinite Halo and Forza Horizon 5 are currently available through the service along with many others that are also worth your time.
Steve HogartyMarch 1, 2022 2:29 p.m.
What is the resolution of the Xbox Series X?
The Xbox Series X is in pretty solid stock now, so it’s time to think seriously about what you’re going to plug it into.
If you haven’t upgraded in a while, you may need a new TV to get the most out of the Xbox Series X. The console can output stunning 8K resolution, although in practice , you’ll never see next-gen games again. run at is 4K.
At lower resolutions, some games can refresh the screen at a super-smooth 120 frames per second, producing an eerily realistic type of motion that the average TV can’t handle.
That’s why many Xbox Series X gamers use 120Hz gaming monitors instead of TVs. Check out our roundup of the best gaming monitors to help you choose.
Steve HogartyMarch 1, 2022 1:29 p.m.
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Steve HogartyMarch 1, 2022 12:30 p.m.
Will the Microsoft Store restock next?
He recently had the console in stock last week, and isn’t dealing in bundles or any other awesome business like that. Just £449 worth of consoles, simple as the nose on your face.
Microsoft likes to restock later in the day than most retailers. We’ve seen stocks appear until 6pm on some nights, so keep an eye out once the sun goes down.
Steve HogartyMarch 1, 2022 12:01
Xbox All Access available from Asda
It looks like this 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 a Klarna credit check, Xbox All Access really is great value for money.
You get a Game Pass Ultimate subscription, which normally costs £10.99 per month. That means you’re paying £18 a month for the Xbox itself, which over two years works out to £432. It’s £17 cheaper than buying it the usual way. Thanks, math.
Steve HogartyMarch 1, 2022 11:31 am
Smyths Toys has the Xbox Series X in stock
Prefer to buy your consoles in person? Do you want to vigorously shake the hand of the person who sells it to you?
Then you’ll be interested to learn that Smyths Toys has the Xbox Series X available to click and pick up at a bunch of stores across the country.
It’s a roll of the dice if your nearest store has stock, but click the “change store” button to browse nearby branches.
Steve HogartyMarch 1, 2022 10:44 a.m.
Are there any Xbox discounts?
The Xbox is rarely discounted, even when it’s easily in stock.
That’s partly because Microsoft is selling the Xbox Series X at a loss at £449 and making most of its money from software sales. Microsoft wants an Xbox in as many homes around the world as possible and has priced the console as aggressively as possible to achieve this.
That said, we’ve seen the price of the cheaper Xbox Series S drop two or three pounds to Amazon because the retailer’s automatic pricing algorithm is battling an invisible enemy elsewhere on the internet.
There was also a rare, time-limited discount on the Xbox Series S yesterday at US retailer Woot, which saw the price of the less advanced console drop from $299 to $249.
As for the Xbox Series X? As long as the demand is so high and the supply is so low, don’t expect to see any offers soon.
Steve HogartyMarch 1, 2022 10:14 a.m.
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