While it’s easier to find the cheaper but less powerful Xbox series S in stock, the more powerful Xbox series X sells out as quickly as new stock appears. Knowing when the Xbox will be restocked is key to grabbing one before everybody else does.
The Xbox series X is still incredibly difficult to buy, despite launching all the way back in November 2020. Delays in the manufacturing process and a worldwide shortage of microchips have brought production of Microsoft’s next-generation console to a juddering halt.
If you’re wondering where you can buy an Xbox series X in the UK today, or when the Xbox will be back in stock, this stock tracking liveblog is here to help. We’ll alert you to the latest stock drops as soon as they happen, as well as any news on predicted restock dates, new games and accessories, and milestone events.
With a few exceptions, retailers restock the Xbox without any warning and in such small numbers that the console sells out quickly. Game has been known to alert customers to an imminent drop on its Twitter feed, but most stores aren’t so courteous.
Here on the Xbox stock tracking liveblog, we can predict when the next drop might happen by paying close attention to each retailer’s restocking habits – as well as any rumours or tip-offs we’ve received. Many stores get their allocations of consoles on a regular basis, so we can often make an educated guess as to when to expect a resupply.
But the best way to find the Xbox in stock is to keep following our liveblog. We can alert you the instant the Xbox series X appears online, giving you a fighting chance of grabbing one before they’re gone again. Amazon is currently sold out of the Xbox series X in the UK, but in recent weeks the retail giant has restocked Microsoft’s new console in Germany, France and Spain.
Tempted to import the Xbox from Europe? You might want to consider some of the hidden costs first. Importing electronics from the EU incurs a set of taxes, delivery charges and fees. Because of the additional paperwork required, many courier services have hiked up their prices too.
The Xbox series S is backwards compatible and runs the same next-generation games, but at a lower resolution and with some of the fancier graphics options dialled down or switched off. It also doesn’t have a disc drive, so you can’t play your physical games collection, only the games that you download. The hard drive is also half as capacious.
For that reason the Xbox series X is considered by purists to be the “true” next-generation Xbox, and so the more powerful console is in much higher demand. This means it’s relatively easy to find the Xbox series S in stock online. Here are a few spots you can pick one up today.
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