March 22 update: Xbox series X is in stock this morning at Amazon, Very, Microsoft, curries, Game, EE and a number of premises Smyths Toys retailers. The Xbox All Access program is also available at Smyths Toys and Asda.
Spring has finally arrived and with it, an abundance of Microsoft’s most powerful console. If you’re hoping to pick one up to play all the latest Microsoft exclusives like Infinite Halo and Forza Horizon 5, then there has never been a better time.
Many new titles are also coming to Xbox Game Pass this month, such as guardians of the galaxy and the delicious independent title Tunic.
The best Xbox deal right now is from Microsoft’s own store, where you can grab the console without accessories or add-ons (£449, Microsoft.com). Bundles usually stick around a little longer than single consoles, as the increased price deters resellers, but restocking the base console from the official store has been going on for over 48 hours. The current inventory situation is the best we’ve seen with the Xbox Series X in months.
As always, the Xbox Series S is easier to find in stock (£248.35, Amazon.co.uk), but growing demand for the more powerful Xbox Series X has seen the console sell out steadily across the board.
Which UK retailers stock the Xbox Series X?
Can you upgrade the Xbox hard drive?
You can upgrade Xbox Series X storage with a simple plug-in accessory. The console comes with 1TB of built-in hard drive space. Some of that storage is taken up by system files, so you get a little less space than that.
The Seagate 1TB expansion card (£198, Amazon.co.uk) doubles the capacity of Xbox Series X, giving you plenty of room for downloaded games. If the thought of running out of space keeps you awake at night, this is a good opportunity to buy one.
With ballooning download sizes and games like Microsoft Flight Simulator (£59.99, Very.co.uk) hogging up to 100GB of the Xbox’s built-in hard drive, it probably won’t be long before expansion drives are a required accessory.
Best TVs for Xbox Series X Gaming
To get the most out of Xbox Series X, you’ll need a 4K TV. Many next-gen games allow you to choose between a performance mode and a graphics mode. The former slightly degrades the visuals for smoother frame rates, while the latter mode allows for higher resolutions and fancier effects at the expense of frame rate.
If your TV only goes up to 1080p, 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 TV deals for entertainment , movies and games.
Does the Xbox Series X come with a headset?
The Xbox Series X 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 (£54.99, Currys.co.uk). Many third-party manufacturers also make Xbox-compatible headsets. We’ve rounded up the best gaming headsets you can buy today.
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