Tracking down where to buy the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in the U.K. has been a bigger pain than usual recently thanks to slow restocks. And even when stock of Microsoft's new games consoles pops up it doesn't tend to stick around for long.
Amazon reportedly has an Xbox Series X restock earlier today, but it sold out very quickly. We suspect that the amout of consoles it had to offer were far from substantial.
We've also collated a selection of alternative retailers that could have Xbox Series X stock. So check them out as well as the main U.K. retailers we've listed below.
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
This month, we can expect to see some Xbox Series X and Series S restocks. But Xbox Series X restocks are expected to be limited until around summertime.
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
- 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 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.
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.