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UPDATE: EE had a blink-and-you-missed-it Xbox restock this morning, followed by a BT restock accessible via VIP codes emailed to registered customers.

Launched in November 2020, the Xbox series X continues to be sold out absolutely everywhere online. A perfect storm of global chip shortages and supply chain bottlenecks has slowed production of Microsoft’s next-gen console to a crawl, leaving shoppers in the UK wondering where to buy the Xbox.

The smaller, cheaper and less powerful Xbox series S is easier to find online and on the high street, but the more advanced Xbox series X sells out almost as soon as new stock appears. Knowing where the series X will be restocked next is key to grabbing one in time.

So if you’re wondering where to buy an Xbox series X in the UK today, our stock-tracking liveblog is here to help. We’ll update you with the latest stock drops as soon as they happen, as well as any news on predicted restock dates, new games and accessories and milestone events.

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Key Points

  • Xbox series X stock arrives in BT online store
  • Where can we expect to see Xbox stock this week?
  • EE Xbox restock disappears in seconds
  • Can you buy an Xbox series X on the high street?

How to buy a PS5

12:31 , Alistair Charlton

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If you’re considering switching from Xbox to PlayStation then we have some good news for you – the PS5 is easier to buy than the Xbox series X. Or rather, it’s slightly easier to buy. Restocks at UK retailers have been happening more often than with the Xbox series X, and stock tends to hang around for a little longer too. Some retailers even give advance notice of when stock will arrive. Dreamy.

Of course, the IndyBest team is here to help you grab a PS5 the moment a restock happens. To get all of the latest news and tips on how to buy a PS5, head over to our PS5 UK restock live blog.

How to pre-order the Xbox series X mini fridge

12:02 , Alistair Charlton

© Provided by The Independent The Xbox series X mini fridge opens for pre-order on 19 October (Microsoft)

Yes, really. Microsoft is making a mini fridge that looks just like an Xbox series X, only large enough to chill 12 cans of your favourite beverage. The fridge is priced at £89.99 and is available exclusively through Game in the UK. Pre-orders open on 19 October and Microsoft says the Xbox mini fridge is due to ship from December.

The fridge, which contains two shelves and has a 10-litre capacity, measures 462 x 232 x 232mm.

Xbox series X stock arrives in BT online store

11:34 , Alistair Charlton

BT customers are now able to order an Xbox series X from the telecom’s online store. Instead of this being a free-for-all, the consoles can only be bought by BT customers using a unique code. These codes are emailed out to customers who have previously registered to receive one.

If that’s you, then check your inbox now! It should contain an email from BT with the all-important code – then head to the BT store, sit in the virtual queue and, hopefully, you’ll be given the chance to buy an Xbox.

How big is the Xbox series X?

11:31 , Alistair Charlton

© Provided by The Independent Xbox series X|S size comparison (Microsoft)

Although not as massive as the PS5, the Xbox series X is still a pretty big console, while the cheaper and less powerful series S is significantly smaller. While we wait patiently for more stock to arrive, here is how the two consoles compare:

The Xbox series X is 30.1cm tall when stood up on its end, and has a square footprint of 15.1 x 15.1cm. It weighs 4.45kg.

The Xbox series S is 27.5cm tall when stood up on its end, and has a footprint of 15.1 x 6.5cm, making it much slimmer than the series X. It weighs much less too, at 1.93kg.

Is Currys due an Xbox restock?

11:02 , Alistair Charlton

It has been a ling time since Currys last had an Xbox series X restock. In fact, it’s been over a month, with the last drop of consoles landing on 7 September, some six weeks ago. Before that, we saw three restocks in August, so it’s a shame that Currys hasn’t been able to keep up the momentum it had in the summer. The £249 Xbox series S is available, of course, but the Currys website doesn’t even list the series X at this moment.

We hope a restock arrives soon. but for now there’s no telling when that might happen.

When did Very last have an Xbox restock?

10:32 , Alistair Charlton

It has now been over a month since Very last had an Xbox series X restock. That happened on 14 September, and before that we saw one on 24 August and 20 July. It seems that Very only restocks the console once per month, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that fresh stock will land before the end of October. For now, the retailer’s website simply states that series X stock is “coming soon”.

Will Smyths Toys have an Xbox restock this month?

09:55 , Alistair Charlton

Yes, it will. At least, that’s what the retailer’s website currently says. There isn’t an exact date just yet, but the Xbox series X listing on the Smyths website says stock is expected in October. Smyths last had an Xbox restock, albeit via Xbox All Access, on 24 September, so the next drop could also be towards the end of the month.

Prior to this, Smyths restocked on 8 June, and 5 and 10 August.

EE Xbox restock disappears in seconds

09:25 , Alistair Charlton

© Provided by The Independent Xbox series X at EE (EE)

EE customers were very briefly treated to an Xbox series X restock at 9:15 this morning. The consoles were available through the EE app and website, exclusively to EE customers at a price of £45 per month for 11 months plus £10 upfront. However, the consoles disappeared in a matter of seconds. Hopefully this was a misfire by EE and more consoles will be made available later today. We’ll keep you posted!

Can you buy an Xbox series X on the high street?

09:13 , Alistair Charlton

Yes you can…at least in theory. Stock in physical stores is just as difficult to track down as it is online. Both Smyths and Game occasionally have Xbox stock in-store, with the latter adding individual consoles to its website when they are available to buy in person. The site currently shows zero stock right across the UK (of course), but we have seen the odd console appear there before. So it’s worth checking the site regularly, and calling into your local store if you can.

Game doesn’t list in-store stock online, but the Twitter accounts for its shops are fairly active, tweeting when console stock is available. There’s also a Twitter list, so you can keep an eye on the tweets of every Game store across the UK in one place. Good luck!

When did Game last have an Xbox restock?

09:02 , Alistair Charlton

© Provided by The Independent (The Independent)

Game hasn’t had an online Xbox series X restock since 24 September, and this was only via Microsoft’s pay-monthly Xbox All Access programme. Prior to that, the console was available in-store on 8 September, and we saw a whole bunch of restocks through the previous month, on 3, 4, 5, 13, 25 and 26 August.

As is often the case, Game has the cheaper Xbox series S (£249.99, Game.co.uk) is stock now and ready to buy on its own, through All Access for £20.99 a month, or as part of a range of bundles. The Xbox series X is not in stock at all, you won’t be surprised to learn, and we don’t know when it will be back in stock.

Where can we expect to see Xbox stock this week?

08:42 , Alistair Charlton

This is becoming an increasingly tricky question to answer. Through the first half of October we only saw a handful of restocks, at AO, Asda and BT, plus a blink-and-you-missed-it restock through the John Lewis app.

This of course means other retailers, like ShopTo, Game, Very, Argos and Smyths should all be restocking over the next week or so. But what if some simply aren’t going to have a restock in October at all? It’s too early on a Monday morning to even contemplate such a thought for now, so let’s stay positive and hope for some restocks landing this week…

When did Argos last have an Xbox restock?

08:31 , Alistair Charlton

Argos is one of several retailers yet to offer any Xbox series X stock in October. In fact, we haven’t seen availability from Argos since 24 September, and that was via the Xbox All Access programme. Prior to that, we saw a tiny online restock on 9 September, and a click-and-collect drop on 10 August.

Argos tends to restock on a geographical basis, so when stock finally arrives you need to enter your postcode into the website, and hope there’s stock local to you. Stock is usually added to the website gradually, so refreshing the page is often the quickest way to see when stock lands in your local area.

Good morning!

08:25 , Alistair Charlton

Good morning and welcome back to another week of Xbox series X hunting with the IndyBest team! October has been a painfully quiet month for Xbox restocks so far, but we’re ever the optimists and hope to see some fresh consoles arrive at retailers this week. Stay tuned to this live blog for the latest Xbox series X restock news the moment we have it.

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