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Where to buy Xbox Series X UK — Track on Twitter, Game, Amazon, Microsoft and more

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Game might be the best bet for finding where to buy the Xbox Series X in the U.K. as the retailer has the Xbox Access All Areas up and running. 

We also recommend you take a look at the U.K. retailers we've listed below and make sure to sign up to stock alerts while you're there in order to spot any stealthy Xbox Series X restocks. 

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. We're hoping that the predicted end to the great chip shortage that's a major contributor to the new console shortages will finally come to an end next year. 

Where to buy Xbox Series X UK: Latest updates

As of October 21, at the time of writing, there are no active Xbox Series X restocks where you can buy the console directly online. 

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. 

Don't expect to 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.

A note on Xbox Series X restocks

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. 

Xbox Series X and Series S stock (checked every 15 minutes)

Xbox Series X at Amazon UK

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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

Xbox Series X and Series S at Microsoft

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Xbox Series X: £449.99 at Microsoft
It'll come as no surprise that Microsoft has the Xbox Series X for sale on its own site. It also has a page for the Xbox Series S

Xbox Series X and Series S at Game

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Xbox Series X: £449.85 at ShopTo
ShopTo is offering the Xbox Series X. It also has a page for the Xbox Series S but no stock is available at the time of writing. 

Xbox Series X and Series S at Very

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Twitter

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. 

Shopping forums

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. 

Roland Moore-Colyer

Roland Moore-Colyer is U.K. Editor at Tom’s Guide with a focus on news, features and opinion articles. He often writes about gaming, phones, laptops and other bits of hardware; he’s also got an interest in cars. When not at his desk Roland can be found wandering around London, often with a look of curiosity on his face.