Hunting down where to buy the Xbox Series X in the U.K. this week looks to be tricky as restocks are few and far between.
Do check out the retailers we've listed below as well as some of our picks for the alternative retailers that could have Xbox Series X stock. You never know if you might strike it lucky and stumble across a quiet Xbox Series X restock.
Where to buy Xbox Series X UK: Latest updates
As of July 29, there's no Xbox Series X restock available in the U.K. Amazon had a restock a the start of the day, but it sold out very quickly. And it's not looking likely there'll be much more of a restock before next week.
Do bear in mind that you can get an Xbox Series X for a monthly subscription fee of £28.99 as part of the Xbox All Access programme. That gets you the console and access to Xbox Game pass for a regular fee over the span of 24 months. The Xbox Series X can be had for £20.99 for the same 24-month subscription plan. But these deals are still hampered by a lack of console stock.
At the time of writing, finding a strong Xbox Series X restock is incredibly difficult. Despite our best efforts to bring you timely updates, Tom's Guide can't guarantee you'll be able to purchase Microsoft's flagship console. Nevertheless, we are committed to bringing you up-to-the-minute information on all restocks as soon as they happen.
Where to buy Xbox Series X and Series S UK: Quick links and stock updates
- Box.co.uk: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S
- Very: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S
- Game: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S
- Amazon: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S
- Currys: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S
- Smyths: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S
- Argos: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S
- ShopTo: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S
- Microsoft: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S
Xbox Series X and Series S stock (checked every 15 minutes)
Xbox Series X at Amazon UK
Xbox Series X: £449.99 at Amazon UK
Amazon has a page for the Xbox Series X. It's also got Xbox Game Pass vouchers on sale to go with your next-gen console, if you manage to find one. Amazon is also selling the Xbox Series S. View Deal
Xbox Series X and Series S at Microsoft
Xbox Series X and Series S at Game
Xbox Series X bundles: from £249 at Game
Game recently had some bundles in stock, but has since run out of both consoles. While it's no good now, it does mean we're getting closer to the days when stock doesn't sell out in less than a minute.View Deal
Xbox Series X and Series S at Currys
Xbox Series X and Series S at Argos
Xbox Series X and Series S at Smyths
Xbox Series X and Series S: on sale at Smyths from £249
Smyths is selling the Xbox Series X at £449 and the Xbox Series S at £249. But it also has a page to sign up to Xbox All Access, which will offer you either of the Xbox consoles and access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate from £20.99 a month for 24 months. View Deal
Xbox Series X at ShopTo
Xbox Series X and Series S at Very
Xbox Series X at Box
Xbox Series X at Simply Games
Xbox Series X at Tesco
Where to buy Xbox Series X: UK buying tips
Apart from refreshing the above retailer sites, there are other places check to see if the Xbox Series X and S pops back in stock.info first.
On Twitter, we suggest following @xboxuk. The account often posts about U.K. retailers with new Xbox Series X and Series S stock. And @jelly_deals is also worth a follow. And @UKPS5Notify is also another account worth a follow; don't let the name fool you, it also tracks Xbox Series X restocks.
Slickdeals, the online deal repository, has a page dedicated to ordering an Xbox Series X.
Where to buy Xbox Series X UK: Avoid the scalpers
One of the reasons for Xbox Series X and Series S stock shortages is down to scalpers snapping up large amounts of next-gen consoles in one big swoop and then selling them on for extortionate prices.
VGC reported that a now infamous PS5 scalper group going by the name of CrepChiefNotify managed to snap up 1,000 Xbox Series X consoles as soon as they became available at U.K. retailer Very. And the group boasted about it online; there are select words to describe such people but they aren’t suitable for publication. But Very has the last laugh by Very cancelling 1,000 Xbox Series X pre-orders.
As frustrating as it can be to find an Xbox Seires X or Series S, we suggest you avoid buying a console from these scalpers. Paying massively over the odds for a console that doesn't have a huge range of new Xbox Seires X games isn’t a shrewd move in our opinion. If you can hold out until 2021 Microsoft should have more Xbox Series X units to ship, as well as the promise of more exclusive games for the console, making it a much better time to get one.