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We expect more retailers to restock Xbox in the UK soon

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Update: Xbox series X is in stock at Game and for EE clients. Read on for more details.

the Xbox series X launched in November 2020, but a production bottleneck caused by an industry-wide component shortage left MicrosoftThe next-gen console has been constantly out of stock since launch.

As last year drew to a close, UK retailers released thousands of stock consoles to meet growing consumer demand, with the likes of Very, Smyths Toys, Game, Argos, Asda and Amazon sell the Xbox Series X in droves. Things have slowed down again since the new year, but look closely and you can still find a few places where Xbox regularly appears in stock.

When it appears, the Xbox Series X 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 where to look out, where Xbox might restock next, and how to register your interest in new consoles before they go on sale. .

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Which UK retailers stock the Xbox Series X?


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Steve HogartyJanuary 21, 2022 2:29 p.m.


Xbox Series X headsets to watch out for

The Xbox Series X does not come with its own headset, but it is compatible with all existing headsets for the Xbox One. You’ll often see many retailers bundle third-party headsets with the console as well. So which is the best?

If you don’t need to chat with other gamers, the Xbox Wireless Controller (£54.99, Argos.com) has a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can plug in your regular headphones to have game audio play through them instead of your TV.

If you want to throw compliments at your opponents during multiplayer games, Microsoft sells the Xbox Series X Wireless Headset separately (£89.99, Argos.com). Many third-party manufacturers also make Xbox-compatible headsets. We’ve rounded up the best gaming headsets you can buy today.

Steve HogartyJanuary 21, 2022 1:28 p.m.


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Steve HogartyJanuary 21, 2022 12:29


When did Argos last restock the Xbox Series X?

Argos can sometimes trip up buyers. The retailer’s site allows you to add a console to your cart, but you’ll find that there are no collection or delivery options available, as it’s sold out.

We’ve heard rumors of in-store restocks at stores across the country, but Argos hasn’t put the Xbox on sale since just before Christmas.

When it reappears in stock. The best way to buy an Xbox Series X from Argos is through the app. Add the console to your wishlist, allowing you to slip the Xbox into your shopping cart ahead of time for a quick checkout when the time comes.

Steve HogartyJanuary 21, 2022 11:28 am


Where is Xbox Series S in stock?


Demand for the less powerful and smaller Xbox Series S is much smaller and so the console is easy to find in stock just about anywhere.

The thing is, the Xbox Series S is still a next-gen console, a brilliant gaming machine capable of playing all the same games as the Xbox Series X. The console is backwards compatible with older Xbox games and has quality components slightly lower, which means some of the more sophisticated graphics options dialed in. It also doesn’t have a disc drive, so you can only play downloaded games. The hard drive is also half the size, so you have to redownload games more often.

There is now an official Xbox Series S+ fortnite + rocket league bundle on the shelves too, costing £249.99. You can find it at Very, Game, Amazon and more.

Steve HogartyJanuary 21, 2022 10:55 am


Looking for a PS5 in the January sales?

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 economy is repaired and the supply chain is no longer in tatters.

Good news: the PS5 is in stock at Argos at present.

Steve HogartyJanuary 21, 2022 10:38 am


How to find Xbox Series X on Game

A quick public service announcement about the game’s ongoing restock.

There are several bundles to choose from, but searching for “xbox series x” using the site’s search box will bring you to the retailer’s dedicated landing page for all things Xbox.

To see the actual list of bundles, you need to click on the menus at the top of the screen.

Here we will point it out.

(The Independent)

Steve HogartyJanuary 21, 2022 10:20 a.m.


Can you buy an xbox on the high street?

Previously, you could walk into any Currys PC World across the country, ask the person behind the counter for an Xbox, and it would be handed to you on the spot in exchange for cash. This is how we did things in the past.

Today, although technically still possible, it is very rare to find an Xbox Series X in the wild. There are barely enough consoles to keep stock online, let alone stores. However, retailers like Game and Smyths Toys have recently started prioritizing in-store restocks over online restocks. This encourages shoppers to return to the high street after a drop in footfall last year and prevents automated bots from buying up every available console in nanoseconds.

Game stores each have a Twitter account, which they use to promote the arrival of stock Xbox. This Twitter list is a great way to keep tabs on all Game Store Twitter accounts. Meanwhile, the Smyths website has a tool to check console stock levels across all of its UK stores.

Steve HogartyJanuary 21, 2022 9:55 a.m.


Asda is still taking orders for Xbox All Access

Xbox Series X is available on Asda through the Xbox All Access program this morning.

The monthly payment plan allows you to spread the cost of the console over two years. There’s no upfront payment, instead you pay £28.99 per month and you get two years of Game Pass Ultimate (worth £10.99 per month) included. Game Pass is a Netflix-style game-on-demand service that gives you access to a library of over 100 games.

It’s good value for money, especially considering the cost of new games, so we can highly recommend picking up a console this way.

Steve HogartyJanuary 21, 2022 9:35 a.m.


What other Xbox Series X Game packs does it have?

If the Xbox Series X plus t-shirt bundle (£464.98, Game.co.uk) is sold out, or want to see if you can grab the t-shirt in another size, check them all out Xbox Series X bundles gambling.

Some packages include FIFA 22, which bear in mind is already free if you are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member.

Steve HogartyJanuary 21, 2022 8:56 a.m.

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