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Update: The Xbox series X is in stock at Amazon. Read on for more details.

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Xbox series X stock has been constrained by production bottlenecks stemming from the global pandemic, and despite the general availability of the Xbox All Access scheme – the pay monthly alternative to paying £449 for the console – the console itself is still difficult to reliably find in stock in the UK.

The less advanced Xbox series S is easier to find in stock (£249, Amazon.co.uk), but surging demand for the more powerful Xbox has left the console sold out at sites like VerySmyths ToysGameArgosAsda and Amazon. When the Xbox series X does appear, it sells out in minutes as customers snap up the available units as soon as they arrive.

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That’s why we launched our Xbox stock tracking liveblog, where we track every UK stockist 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, game reviews and how to register your interest for new consoles before they go on sale.

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Which UK retailers stock the Xbox series X?

Key Points

  • The Xbox series X is in stock at Amazon
  • AO could restock the Xbox this week
  • Where is the Xbox All Access in stock?
  • On the lookout for a PS5?

The Xbox series X is in stock at Currys

08:57 , Steve Hogarty

Buy now

Currys also has the Xbox series X in stock this morning, but only as part of a bundle including the official 1TB Seagate SSD and three months of Game Pass.

It costs £669. That’s a spicy little meatball, and offers no savings over buying the £449 console, the £190 hard drive and £30 worth of Game Pass separately.

The Xbox series X is in stock at Amazon

08:38 , Steve Hogarty

Buy now

Amazon has restocked the Xbox series X for £449.

Prime customers can have the console delivered by tomorrow.

Xbox stock trackers, signing off

Monday 28 February 2022 17:22 , Steve Hogarty

Well that’s all from us this rather bleak Monday afternoon. We head into the evening with the Xbox still in stock at Currys and Game, and Xbox All Access also available at Asda and Smyths Toys.

However, the unbundled £449 consoles are all sold out at Currys. That means the £464.98 deal at Game is the cheapest offer out there right now.

Want to bag an Xbox without a £16 baseball cap attached? Then join us again tomorrow when we’ll be resuming our search for the best Xbox deals around.

How large is the Xbox series X?

Monday 28 February 2022 16:22 , Steve Hogarty

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Two important questions you should ask yourself before before you buy that fancy new walnut TV unit from Wayfair: how big is the Xbox series X? And can you lay the Xbox on its side?

The Xbox series X isn’t as large as the enormous PlayStation 5, but it’s still really rather big. The Xbox series S is much smaller, and both console can be either stood up vertically or laid down horizontally.

Stood up, the series X is 30.1cm tall, 15.1cm wide and 15.1cm deep.

In the same orientation, the series S is 27.1cm tall, 6.5cm thick and 15.1cm deep.

The best TVs for gaming on Xbox series X

Monday 28 February 2022 15:24 , Steve Hogarty

If you’re shopping for an Xbox series X then you might well be after a new TV too – especially one that has a 4K resolution, HDR and a high frame rate to show the console off at its best.

The Xbox series X can output at 8K resolution, but most games will only ever run at a maximum of 4K. That’s the highest resolution most reasonably priced TVs can reach, and it’s realistically all you’ll ever need.

If your TV only goes up to 1080p (also known as Full HD), games will still look great but you won’t be getting the most out of your new Xbox series X. To help you upgrade your set without breaking the bank, we’ve pulled together a list of the best 4K TV deals for entertainment, movies and gaming.

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The best VPN for the Xbox series X

Monday 28 February 2022 14:26 , Steve Hogarty

If you stream movies on your Xbox, a virtual private network allows you to disguise your location and access content and shows not normally available in your country. A VPN can also bypass any firewalls imposed by whoever runs your network.

You can’t install a VPN directly to an Xbox series X, but you can install one on a laptop and route your console’s internet connection through that. You can also install some VPNs on routers to cover all of your devices in your home in one go.

A laggy VPN will hinder your online gaming, so to keep your Xbox series X running at peak performance you’ll want to make sure the VPN you choose is fast and responsive enough to avoid lag and dropouts when playing online. Check out our round-up of the best VPNs for torrenting, streaming and gaming.

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Read our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED

Monday 28 February 2022 13:28 , Steve Hogarty

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.”

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Monday 28 February 2022 12:30 , Steve Hogarty

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Is the Xbox series X in stock at CEX?

Monday 28 February 2022 11:30 , Steve Hogarty

Second hand electronics stores and online auction sites are usually awash with Xbox consoles, but we tend not to report on this stock.

Why? For a start, these second hand Xboxes are still more expensive than buying brand new.

And secondly, a big reason for the scarcity of consoles in the first place is professional resellers buying up new stock to sell online at an inflated price. You might not mind paying a little more for an Xbox, but buying a console in this way incentivizes scalping, perpetuates the practice, and unfairly drives up prices for legitimate shoppers who might not have that extra hundred quid to spend.

Is Very due an Xbox restock soon?

Monday 28 February 2022 11:01 , Steve Hogarty

Very tends to have precisely one Xbox restock every month, always on a Tuesday and always at around 9:30am. This has been the case since early 2021, making Very one of the few retailers it’s possible to accurately predict.

These restocks usually happen in the middle of the month, so we’re not expecting another drop for at least three weeks, but keep Very in mind should Currys and Game run out of consoles in March.

What’s happening with Amazon’s Xbox stock?

Monday 28 February 2022 10:29 , Steve Hogarty

Amazon is currently sold out of the Xbox series X in the UK, but in recent weeks the retail giant has restocked Microsoft’s new console in Germany, France and Spain.

Tempted to import the Xbox from Europe? You might want to consider some of the hidden costs first. Importing electronics from the EU incurs a set of taxes, delivery charges and fees. Because of the additional paperwork required, many courier services have hiked up their prices too.

You can expect to pay at least £100 extra to buy an Xbox this way.

If you’ve given up on waiting, Amazon pretty much always has the less powerful Xbox series S in stock (£249.99, Amazon.co.uk).

Can you buy an Xbox series X in store?

Monday 28 February 2022 10:09 , Steve Hogarty

We continually monitor online retailers for the arrival of fresh Xbox stock, but did you know that we also keep tabs on the availability in physical stores around the country? We rely on tweets from happy customers, news from around the web, and our network of covert spies embedded in every shopping centre in the UK.

Argos is currently your best bet, as we’ve heard reports of shoppers finding the console available at their local branch in recent weeks. It’s worth popping into your nearest store if you’re passing by.

To a lesser extent the Xbox series X is has been spotted in-store at John Lewis & Partners, Game and Smyths, all while each retailer’s online stores reported the Xbox as sold out.

AO could restock the Xbox this week

Monday 28 February 2022 09:48 , Steve Hogarty

Both Currys and Game have the Xbox in stock right now, but we’re predicting more retailers to follow suit soon. High up on our list of retailers we think could restock this week is AO.

It’s been more than a month since the retailer last sold an Xbox series X, and it usually pops up there once every three weeks on average.

Keep in mind that when AO stocks the Xbox, it’s usually as part of a bundle of accessories costing around £600. The console alone costs £449.

They do this to stave off scalpers, naughty wags who want to resell the console for a profit, but with supply and demand finally beginning to level off we might see AO sell unbundled consoles for a change.

On the lookout for a PS5?

Monday 28 February 2022 09:28 , Steve Hogarty

Are you on the lookout for Sony’s newest console? You might have better luck by following our PS5 stock tracking liveblog instead.

That’s right, we’re tracking the availability of both next-generation consoles, so nothing can get past us. Right now we’re predicting some hefty imminent restocks, so be at the ready to pounce.

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Where is the Xbox All Access in stock?

Monday 28 February 2022 09:09 , Steve Hogarty

Game, Smyths Toys and Asda are all taking new applicants for the Xbox All Access programme this morning.

The pay monthly scheme lets you spread the cost of the console over two years. There’s no up front 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 games-on-demand service giving you access to a library of over 100 games.

It’s good value, especially considering how expensive new games are, so we can recommend grabbing a console this way if you can.

Xbox stock trackers, activate

Monday 28 February 2022 08:51 , Steve Hogarty

Good morning Xbox hunters!

Welcome to this week’s Xbox series X stock tracking liveblog, where we’ll be monitoring every UK retailer at once to bring you instant stock notifications as soon as Microsoft’s next-generation console appears on the shelves.

Great news, earlybirds, because Currys has restocked the Xbox series X.

It’s the console, by itself, no bundles, no contracts, for £449.

Buy now

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