The Xbox Series X launched in late 2020, but since then the console has been reliably sold across most UK retailers. Despite the growing availability of the Xbox All Access scheme – the monthly paid alternative to the £449 payment for the console – the Xbox Series X itself is hard to find in stock online.
The cheaper and less powerful Xbox Series S is easy to find in stock (£243.08, Amazon.co.uk), but supply chain bottlenecks coupled with growing demand have left Microsoft’s most advanced games console 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?
Best TVs for Xbox Series X Gaming
With all this focus on where to buy an Xbox Series X, let’s not forget the thing you plug it into. Is your TV ready for Microsoft’s next-gen console?
The Xbox Series X can technically output at 8K resolution, although most games only run at a maximum of 4K. This is the highest resolution that the most affordable TVs can achieve today.
If your TV only goes up to 1080p, games will still look great, but you won’t get the most out of your new Xbox Series X. To help you upgrade your set without breaking the bank, we’ve put together a list of the best 4K TVs for entertainment, movies and games.
Steve HogartyFebruary 14, 2022 4:53 p.m.
How to find an Xbox series X in store?
We’re following all online retailers at once to catch the Xbox Series X the moment it appears on sale.
Keeping track of Xbox stock available in physical stores is trickier, but it can be done. We’re relying on buyer tips and social media reports to identify which next-gen console pops up in the real world.
Here are some tips for finding the Xbox series X in stock in stores:
- Argos, AO and Smyths Toys It is often said that the Xbox is available in stores. To a lesser extent, we have heard of John Lewis and partners, curries and Game restock their shelves.
- Insert your postcode into the 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 14, 2022 4:21 p.m.
Can Xbox Series X storage be expanded?
The games are huge now. Not just in popularity, but also in file size. A 1TB SSD may seem like a lot of space, but it can quickly fill up if you’re planning on playing big games like Call of Duty: Vanguard and Apex Legends.
Luckily, the Series X comes with expandable storage if you’re not used to uninstalling older games. The Seagate storage expansion card that can add an additional 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB of storage to your console.
This 1TB model is available for £199.99 (Argos.com) and is compatible with Xbox Series X and S.
Steve HogartyFebruary 14, 2022 3:24 p.m.
10 Best Wireless Gaming Headsets to Give You the Multiplayer Advantage
A good pair of headphones can help you play online with your friends. Whether you need a pair to join in a team chat or just to turn down the volume during late night gaming sessions, we’ve got the list for you.
Steve HogartyFebruary 14, 2022 2:32 p.m.
The game is sold out on the Xbox
The Xbox Series X is now sold out at Game.
Bad news if you wanted a plain black t-shirt with the words “player one” on it. Worse news if you wanted an Xbox.
We will notify you as soon as more stock appears.
Steve HogartyFebruary 14, 2022 1:37 p.m.
The Best VPN for Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X has impeccable security built in when playing online games, but there are reasons other than security to install a VPN for Xbox.
If you use your Xbox as your primary entertainment hub, a virtual private network allows you to spoof your location and access TV shows and movies that aren’t normally available in your country, like the ones the found on American Netflix, which is full of amazing things they don’t offer. I don’t want the Brits to see. You can’t install a VPN directly on an Xbox Series X, but you can install one on your internet router to anonymize all of your home’s web traffic in one fell swoop.
Steve HogartyFebruary 14, 2022 1:29 p.m.
The Xbox series X is in stock at Game
Game is selling the Xbox Series X that comes complete with hats and t-shirts and the like, all for £464.98. The console usually sells for £449.
Steve HogartyFebruary 14, 2022 12:40 p.m.
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Steve HogartyFebruary 14, 2022 12:29
‘Horizon Forbidden West’ is out today on PlayStation
Open-world robot-dino hunting adventure Forbidden Horizon West debuts on PS5 and PS4 today. The Sony-exclusive sequel has garnered rave reviews across the board for its mix of intense combat and rewarding exploration mechanics, plus it’s really, really, really, ridiculously beautiful.
Steve HogartyFebruary 14, 2022 11:28 am
Read our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED
If handheld gaming is more your thing, check out our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED (£309.99, Argos.com). 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.
Steve HogartyFebruary 14, 2022 10:58 am
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