So knowing where to buy the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in the U.K. is easy, it's just finding a retailer with both consoles in stock is proving to be a significant issue. That's because Microsoft's new games consoles are mostly out of stock at the U.K.'s major retailers.
Nevertheless, keep an eye on both retailers for any new stock drops. There were reports of some new Xbox Series X stock at Argos earlier today, but currently the retailer's website is out of stock. Do keep an eye on it as you might get lucky, as restocks seem to be popping back up sporadically. There are also reports that smaller retailers also had some Xbox Series X stock, but they've been selling the console at slightly inflated prices.
Game has Xbox Series S bundles available for pre-order for a slated January 31 release. So if you want the less powerful new Xbox consoles, it's worth checking out the bundles on offer.
With all that in mind, take a look at the links and buying tips below to be in with a chance of finding where to buy the Xbox Series X or Series S in the U.K.
Where to buy Xbox Series X UK: Latest updates
Currently, both Xbox consoles appear to be very difficult to buy in the U.K. We're expecting restocks to take place this month, but haven't got any information as to when that will happen for sure.
However, with a new year comes the opportunity for new Xbox Series X and Series S restocks. Microsoft has said it's "working as hard as we can" to make sure more Xbox Series X stock will be available.
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.
If you're fed up with looking for an Xbox Series X you could try your hand at getting a PS5, as it's been released in the U.K. However, stocks are also very low; check out our handy where to buy PS5 in the U.K. guide for a helping hand.
To help you be in with a chance of securing one of Microsoft’s new consoles, we’ve rounded up the main U.K. retailers currently offering the consoles; just remember to check back to see which have stock in.
Where to buy Xbox Series X and Series S UK: Quick links and stock updates
- Box.co.uk: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S (ballet registration available)
- Very: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S (stock coming soon)
- Game: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S (out of stock)
- Amazon: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S (Series S stock available)
- Currys: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S (out of stock)
- Smyths: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S (out of stock)
- Argos: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S (out of stock)
- ShopTo: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S (out of stock)
- Microsoft: Xbox Series X | Xbox Series S (out of stock)
Xbox Series X and Series S stock (checked every 15 minutes)
Xbox Series X and Series S at Microsoft
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 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.
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.