Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One to get cloud gaming this Christmas
Update: The Xbox series X is in stock at Game, via Xbox All Access.
Despite launching almost a year ago, the Xbox series X is still almost impossible to find in stock anywhere online. A worldwide shortage of microprocessors has put the squeeze on the global supply chain, leaving UK shoppers wondering where to buy the new Xbox.
The less powerful Xbox series S is cheaper to buy and more readily available, but the more advanced Xbox series X is restocked less often, is in much higher demand, and sells out almost as soon as the new stock appears. Knowing when and where the Xbox will restock is key to getting hold of one.
If you want to know where to buy an Xbox series X in the UK today, you’ve come to the right place. Our stock tracking liveblog will update you with the latest stock drops as soon as they happen, as well as any news on predicted restock dates and milestone events.
Check stock from UK Xbox series X retailers below:
‘Halo Infinite’ controller to be released on November 15
The Halo Infinite controller will officially come out on November 15, has so been remarkably difficult to pre-order.
The device features a matte metallic green colour inspired by Halo’s Master Chief’s armour, blue LED lights, black paddles, and a gold D-pad.
Despite limited availability for pre-orders, Game said the Halo Infinite controller could potentially be available in-store on the day of release.
Amazon is also reportedly working on restocking the controller, though it’s not sure if more will be available before November 15.
Alessandro Mascellino13 September 2021 15:17
‘Final Fantasy XIII’, ‘Craftopia’, ‘Surgeon Simulator’, and more now available on Xbox Game Pass
While we wait for more Xbox series X stock to drop, it is worth noticing that some pretty cool games are available on Xbox Game Pass this month.
Starting from the award-winning RPG Final Fantasy XIII, to the indie multiplayer survival action Craftopia.
Microsoft is also making available on the Xbox Game Pass a number of additional games this month.
These are Signs of the Sojourner, Surgeon Simulator, Clown Trick, Breathedge, Nuclear Throne, The Artful Escape.
Microsoft also confirmed it will be adding more games on a weekly basis, so follow the blog for more updates on this.
Alessandro Mascellino13 September 2021 14:17
Does Amazon have the Xbox series X in stock?
Amazon has been pretty active in restocking the Xbox series X in the past few months, with at least two restocks every month since June, though not all of them in the UK.
This month, we have already seen two restocks, one on Amazon Germany on 8 September and one on Amazon UK the following day.
However, this does not mean we won’t be seeing more in the next couple of weeks.
In fact, in both June and July, Amazon UK restocked Xbox series X right before the end of the month.
Will this be the case is September as well? We’ll keep an eye out for you.
Alessandro Mascellino13 September 2021 13:17
‘FIFA 22’ Standard Plus Edition available to pre-order at Amazon
FIFA 22 Standard Plus Edition launches on Xbox series X on 1 October, and is available to pre-order at Amazon.
The special edition is an Amazon-exclusive version of the game, and includes an in-game digital jersey portraying the FIFA 22 Ultimate Team logos available nowhere else.
FIFA 22 introduces a number of new features to EA’s long-running sports series, including realistic ‘HyperMotion’ technology.
For more information about the game and how to pre-order it, you can read our preview here.
Alessandro Mascellino13 September 2021 13:00
When did Currys last restock the Xbox series X?
Though not available right now, we think Currys could restock the Xbox series X as early as this week.
Why? Well, Currys has restocked only once so far in September. Before that the tech retailer had a grand total of three restocks in August, which suggests the Xbox series X could be overdue another drop.
Does this mean more stock may be available tomorrow? Follow the blog for more updates.
Alessandro Mascellino13 September 2021 12:20
The Xbox series X is in stock at AO in store
AO has restocked the Xbox series X in all five of its brick-and-mortar UK stores, according to a hot tip we’ve just received.
The consoles aren’t available to buy online, but if you’re near one of the retailer’s physical outlets you can walk right in and pick up Microsoft’s new console today.
Steve Hogarty13 September 2021 11:52
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Steve Hogarty13 September 2021 11:31
The ‘Halo Infinite’ themed Xbox is sold out everywhere
Both Game and the Microsoft Store have been selling pre-orders for the newly revealed, limited edition Halo Infinite themed Xbox series X bundle (£479.99, Microsoft Store). It should come as no surprise to you that this rare Xbox is also impossible to find in stock online.
The branded box celebrates 20 years of Master Chief and boasts “a custom console design imprinted with stars as seen from the surface of Zeta Halo – extending onto the fan behind a blue vent inspired by Cortana.” So far, no retailers besides Game and Microsoft’s official store have offered pre-orders.
The Halo Infinite themed Xbox series X launches 15 November.
Steve Hogarty13 September 2021 10:59
Here’s how to find a PS5 in stock
Sony’s console is suffering under the same supply chain issues dogging every piece of electronics out there right now, so it’s about as difficult to find in stock as the Xbox series X.
To help you out, we’ve launched our PS5 stock tracking liveblog to keep you up to date with the latest news on availability of Sony’s next-generation console.
Steve Hogarty13 September 2021 10:40
When will Smyths Toys restock the Xbox?
Smyths Toys last restocked the Xbox series X on 9 September, though it was a vanishingly teeny drop – we’d estimate fewer than ten consoles were sold before the shutters came down.
Before that on 10 August, Smyths Toys had Xbox stock available to click and collect from stores around the country.
It’s worth popping into your local branch if you’re passing by to ask about stock.
Steve Hogarty13 September 2021 10:21
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