Update: The Xbox series X is currently in stock at Game. Read on for more details.
The Xbox series X launched in November 2020 and has been consistently sold out across UK retailers ever since. Bottlenecks in the supply chain combined with a global shortage of microchips and a surge in consumer demand have all made available stock of Microsoft’s flagship games console a rare sight online.
While 2021 a saw huge number of restocks from Very, Smyths Toys, Game, Argos, Asda and Amazon, the supply of Xbox consoles has slowed to a trickle in 2022. When it does appear, the Xbox sells out in minutes as customers snap up the available units as soon as they arrive.
That’s why we launched our Xbox stock tracking liveblog, where we track every UK retailer at once to bring you live stock alerts as they happen. We’ll also bring you tips and advice for beating the crowds to bag an Xbox series X, including which sites to pay attention to, deals and discounts on Xbox accessories, and how to register your interest for new consoles before they go on sale.
Which UK retailers stock the Xbox series X?
Does AO have the Xbox series X stock?
AO has been firmly sold out of the Xbox series X for a while now.
The console was last in stock at AO on 30 December as part of a bundle, including a charging dock, extra controller and wireless gaming headset.
Retailers prefer to sell the Xbox in bundles to make them less appealing to scalpers, as the bundled accessories eat into their potential profit.
Steve Hogarty3 February 2022 09:39
Xbox series X stock available for EE customers
While Game might be stealing the limelight with its big Xbox restock this morning, it’s also possible to find the console elsewhere.
The Xbox series X bundle from EE is still available for new and existing customers. It includes 24 months of Xbox game pass ultimate which gives users access to over 100 titles for £31 a month and a £10 upfront cost.
Steve Hogarty3 February 2022 09:20
Game’s restock is still ongoing
There’s a healthy supply of Xbox series X consoles over at Game right now.
If the thought of spending an extra £20 on a bundled cap is putting you off, we’d advise swallowing your pride and going for it. It’s rare to see the Xbox on sale at all, never mind at this relatively good price.
Steve Hogarty3 February 2022 08:58
Xbox All Access is available at Asda
Asda is currently selling the Xbox series X via the Xbox All Access programme this morning.
The pay monthly scheme lets you spread the cost of the console over two years, and includes access to Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft’s Netflix-style games-on-demand service with over 100 top games to play.
It costs nothing up front then £28.99 per month, which works out cheaper than if you’d bought the console and Game Pass Ultimate separately.
Steve Hogarty3 February 2022 08:39
The Xbox is in stock at Game
Good morning Xbox hunters!
Let’s cut to the chase, because the Xbox series X is in stock at Game right now. You can take your pick of a number of bundles.
The cheapest costs £464.98 and comes with either a T-shirt or a cap.
Steve Hogarty3 February 2022 08:23
Live blog signing off
It was a fairly quiet Wednesday, but at least we had a brief restock over at Shopto. The retailer had bumped the price of the series X up by about 10 percent, but it still sold out in a little over an hour. Elsewhere, it looks like the console is still available through Xbox All Access from Asda, we spotted a couple of consoles in-store today at Game, and we had a last-minute tip-off of consoles at Hamleys on Regent Street in central London.
Hopefully we’ll see some more restocks tomorrow and as we head towards the weekend. As ever, we’ll be back tomorrow morning to bring you the latest Xbox restocking news from across the UK.
Alistair Charlton2 February 2022 17:00
Hamleys has Xbox stock in-store
If you’re in London then we have good news for you. We’ve just been contacted by a reader who says they were able to buy an Xbox series X from the toy store on Regent Street, and that staff said they have “loads” of the consoles in stock.
Alistair Charlton2 February 2022 16:48
Read our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED
If handheld gaming is more your thing then check out our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED. The console features an OLED display for the first time, which is larger than before and produces punchier colours 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 larger display 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 toggle on the back of the original Switch ever again…this is absolutely the best version of the console yet.”
Alistair Charlton2 February 2022 16:00
The Xbox series X headsets to look out for
The Xbox series X is often bundled with a gaming headset to bump up the price and stave off scalpers.
The console doesn’t come with its own headset ,but it’s 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 play through them rather than your TV, which is ideal if you’re sharing a room with somebody you don’t want to disturb.
If you need to upgrade or you don’t have your own headset yet, Microsoft sells the wireless Xbox series X headset separately (£89.99, Game.co.uk). Lots of third-party manufacturers make Xbox compatible headsets too. We’ve rounded up the best gaming headsets you can buy today.
Immerse yourself in play with these top gaming headsets for Xbox, PS5, PC and more, available from Amazon, Argos and Currys.
Alistair Charlton2 February 2022 15:00
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