Xbox series X stock – live: latest UK restock dates and news from Argos, Currys, Smyths and more
Microsoft begins testing cloud gaming on Xbox consoles
The Xbox Series X is still quite difficult to buy, despite its launch in November 2020. Delays in the manufacturing process and a global shortage of microchips have slowed production of Microsoft’s next-gen console to a screeching halt. .
While it’s easier to find the cheaper but less powerful Xbox S series in stock, the more powerful Xbox X series usually sells out within minutes. Knowing when the Xbox will be restocked is key to grabbing one before everyone else.
If you are wondering where to buy an Xbox Series X in the UK today, or when the Xbox is back in stock, this live inventory tracking blog is here to help. We’ll let you know of the latest stock drops as they occur, as well as any updates on planned restock dates, new games and accessories, and milestone events.
Check the stock of the Xbox Series X with UK retailers below:
You can also play your Xbox games on your laptop
Did you know that you don’t actually need an Xbox Series X to play Xbox Series X games? It’s true! All you need is a fairly fast internet connection and a compatible streaming device.
With Xbox Cloud Gaming, you can stream games from Microsoft’s servers directly to your console, laptop, or phone, through your web browser or the Xbox app.
Curious about how cloud gaming works? It’s like being on a Zoom call with a game you control, in the sense that you can jump into new games with the push of a button rather than waiting for an install.
There is one caveat to remember, however. Cloud gaming requires an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription (£ 32.99, Argos.fr), which unlocks on-demand access to over 100 games.
Fortunately, decent laptops are much easier to find than the Xbox Series X. If you’re thinking of buying one, check out our list of. the best laptops in 2021.
Alessandro Mascellino11 October 2021 12:00
How to buy an Xbox Series X online
With no restocking to report at the moment, it’s a good time to go over some basic tips for securing an Xbox Series X console. Preparation is key to success, and there are several. things you can do right now to make sure you’re ready when the new stock drops.
- Register an account and save your payment information at each of the retailers that stock the Xbox Series X. They are listed in the main article above
- Are you a BT customer or do you know someone who is? Make sure to register your interest on the BT site to get exclusive access to BT’s next drop
- Download the retailer’s mobile app (if they have one) and add the Xbox Series X to your wishlist or ‘save for later’ list
- When the console drops, use the link in your wishlist to add the Xbox to your cart – this is known to have a higher success rate than using the website
- Write down the prices of the packages to make sure you get a good deal. The console itself typically costs £ 450, the controllers £ 50, the official headset £ 90, and the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs £ 11 per month. Newly released games cost £ 60, but retailers usually bundle older games with the console
- Xbox All Access pay-as-you-go is great value, as long as you don’t already have a Game Pass membership
Alessandro MascellinoOctober 11, 2021 11:20 AM
Nintendo Switch OLED review
Nintendo recently released its latest variant of the Switch, and (like most Nintendo consoles) it was an immediate success.
With a brand new ultra-vivid display and a premium look, the OLED Switch offers exciting new features. But is it worth the upgrade?
We’ve reviewed the console, to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Alessandro MascellinoOctober 11, 2021 11:00 AM
Are you also looking for a PS5?
Overall, the Xbox Series X has been generally more difficult to obtain than the PS5, with fewer UK restockings in recent months.
Alessandro MascellinoOctober 11, 2021 10:40 AM
‘GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition’ can cost £ 69.99 on Xbox series X
According to Base.com, the remastered collection of GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas Xbox Series X is expected to cost £ 69.99 when it launches on December 31.
Base currently offers a £ 5.14 off on the game, but the price of Definitive Edition of the GTA Trilogy is still around £ 40 more expensive than the originals when purchased for next-gen consoles.
The title will feature a number of improvements, including modern graphics and gameplay enhancements for all three titles, while maintaining the classic look and feel of the originals.
Alessandro MascellinoOctober 11, 2021 10:15 AM
Black Friday 2021 game deals
Until more Xbox stock drops, it’s worth thinking about Black Friday.
Whether you’re looking for games or accessories for your next-gen consoles, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve put together a handy article with all of the best gaming deals to expect from Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and other retailers.
Make sure to bookmark it and check it back regularly before the big event. We can assure you it will be worth it!
Alessandro MascellinoOctober 11 2021, 10:00 am
When was the last time Smyths restocked the Xbox Series X?
The retailer had limited stock of Xbox Series X available on September 9.
Blacksmiths is one of the hardest retailers to get the Xbox Series X to get, as replenishments are generally quiet, sometimes escaping the ubiquitous eyes of the most skilled stock traders!
To make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to get the console, periodically enter your zip code on the product page to see if your local branch has the Xbox.
Alessandro MascellinoOctober 11, 2021 9:40 AM
When was the last time Currys restocked the Xbox Series X?
The Xbox Series X was last seen in stock at Curries September 7. Prior to that, the tech store restocked the console three times in August.
Three replenishments in August and just one in September create puzzling odds, but we think Curries may restock the Xbox Series X this week, so keep an eye on the blog for live updates.
Just like with Argos, we recommend that you add the console to your wishlist and try to complete your purchase through the Curries app whenever the new stock drops.
Alessandro MascellinoOctober 11, 2021 09:20
When was the last time Argos restocked the Xbox Series X?
Argos recently restocked the Xbox Series X online on August 5. Throughout September, the retailer had a few consoles available for click and collect in select stores, but not too many.
October is almost halfway, however, and we haven’t seen any replenishment of Argos however, based on previous models, UK retailers are expected to make inventory available soon enough.
To make sure you can check out with the console, add it to your wishlist and hit the buy button inside the Argos application as soon as it becomes available.
Alessandro MascellinoOctober 11, 2021 9:00 AM
Xbox stock trackers, welcome back!
Hello, Xbox hunters!
Welcome to another week of Xbox Series X inventory tracking, where we’ll be monitoring every UK retailer for fresh Microsoft next-gen console stock, so you don’t have to.
Last week has been a bit slow for Xbox restockings, with Currys releasing some consoles on Thursday, but only through its app. Beyond that, the only other replenishment we saw was from BT on Tuesday, but only available to BT customers.
This week, we hope for a good restocking: think of a few thousand consoles of Argos or Currys, or maybe some interesting packs of Smyths!
Keep an eye on the blog, because we’re upbeat this week!
Alessandro MascellinoOctober 11, 2021 8:35 AM
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