Seeking out where to buy an Xbox Series X in the U.K. has been a bit hit and miss lately, with Xbox Series X restocks not being super frequent.
But Microsoft has an Xbox Series X restock lately, and that makes it a good place to start your search of the company's flagship console,
Also take a look at the list of U.K. retailers we've collated below that have the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S listed on their sites. Do also make sure to sign up for restock updates so you'll be alerted as to when a stock drop is underway.
Don't expect to regularly find the Xbox Series X Halo Infinite Limited Edition console listed below, as it's a rarity, though check out our where to buy Xbox Series X Halo Infinite Limited Edition article as you may strike it lucky.
Where to buy Xbox Series X UK: Latest updates
At the time of writing, Microsoft appears Xbox Series X in stock.
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 having no luck with the retailers below, why not check out our list of alternative retailers that could have Xbox Series X 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 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.
Xbox Series X and Series S at Currys
Xbox Series X and Series S: from £249 at Currys
Unsurprisingly, Curry's has pages for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. However, it appears to be all sold out for the time being.
Xbox Series X and Series S at Argos
Xbox Series X and Series S: check stock at Argos
Over at Argos there's a landing page for both Xbox consoles.
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.
Xbox Series X at ShopTo
Xbox Series X and Series S at Very
Xbox Series X and Series S: from £249 at Very.co.uk
Like many other online retailers, Very is selling both Xbox consoles. There's currently no Xbox Series X or Series S stock.
Xbox Series X at Box
Xbox Series X: £449 at Box.co.uk
Box has a page for the Xbox Series X and Series S. Both consoles are sold out at the time of writing.
Xbox Series X at Simply Games
Xbox Series X: £449.99 at Simply Games
Simply Games has the Xbox Series X and Series S up for sale. But there are none in stock.
Xbox Series X at Tesco
Xbox Series X and Series S: from £249 at Tesco
Tesco's has a page for both consoles. But they're currently all sold out.
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.