Xbox series X UK stock – live: today’s restocking news for Argos, Currys, Game and more
UK gamers rush to get Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X launched a year ago, and yet Microsoft’s next-gen gaming console is still very difficult to buy anywhere in the UK, online and in stores. The current global chip shortage has slowed production of the latest Xbox to shutdown, leaving gaming fans in the UK wondering where to buy one.
The less powerful but less expensive Xbox Series S is easier to find in stock, while the more advanced Xbox Series X sells out within minutes of going on sale. Knowing when and where the Xbox will be restocked next is key to grabbing one before it sells out again.
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That’s why we launched our live blog on Xbox Stock Alerts. If you want to know where to buy an Xbox Series X in UK today, we’re here to help. Below, we’ll keep you up to date with the latest live replenishment updates as they happen, as well as any news on planned replenishment dates, new games and accessories, and milestone events. Like the launch of the essential Xbox mini fridge (hard to find too …).
Check the UK Xbox Series X retailer stock below:
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Adam smithNovember 25, 2021 11:50 AM
You can play Xbox games on your laptop
You don’t actually need an Xbox Series X to play Xbox Series X games, just a fairly fast internet connection and a compatible streaming device.
Xbox Cloud Gaming streams games from Microsoft’s servers to your console, laptop, or phone, through your internet browser or the Xbox app. How does cloud gaming work? Well, it’s basically like being on a Zoom call with a game you control, meaning you can access new games with the push of a button rather than waiting for an install.
Cloud gaming requires an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription (£ 32.99, Argos.co.uk), which unlocks on-demand access to over 100 games. Fortunately, decent laptops are much easier to find than the Xbox X series. If you’re considering an upgrade, check out our list of the best laptops in 2021.
Adam smithNovember 25, 2021 10:58 AM
The Xbox Anniversary Museum
You can access the Virtual Museum by visiting this website, in which case you will be prompted to sign in to your Xbox account.
You can explore most of the museum using a virtual avatar without logging in, taking advantage of a number of 3D rendered displays of Xbox history.
If you are logged into your account, however, there is an additional section that lists some of your achievements, such as your cumulative total Gamerscore and the rarest achievement you have had.
Adam smithNovember 25 2021, 10:00 am
How to buy an Xbox Series X online
Everything is calm on the Xbox front this morning, so let’s go over some things you can do right now to be ready for the next replenishment.
- Register an account with each of the retailers that stock the Xbox Series X. They are listed in the main article above.
- Make sure your correct payment information is saved in your browser on your computer, or in Google Pay or Apple Pay on your phone.
- Are you a BT customer or do you know someone who is? Register your interest on the BT site to gain exclusive access to the next BT delivery.
- Sign up for a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, in case the retailer makes their next Xbox a Prime exclusive.
- Download each retailer’s 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 or cart – this usually has a higher success rate than website browsing.
- Write down the prices of the packages to make sure you get a good deal. All in all, the console itself costs £ 450, the controllers £ 50, the official headset £ 90, and the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs £ 11 per month. The recently released game costs £ 60, but retailers typically bundle older games with the console.
- The pay-as-you-go Xbox All Access program is great value, as long as you don’t already have a Game Pass membership.
- Do not buy a console on social media, these are always scams.
Adam smithNovember 25, 2021 09:40
Xbox series X headsets to watch
The Xbox Series X often comes with a gaming headset to increase the price and avoid scalpers.
The console does not come with its own headset, but it is compatible with all existing headsets for the Xbox One. The Xbox Wireless Controller (£ 54.99, Currys.co.uk) also has a headphone jack, so you can plug in your regular headphones to play game audio rather than your TV, which is great if you’re sharing a room with someone you don’t want to disturb.
If you need to upgrade or don’t have your own headset yet, Microsoft is selling the Xbox Series X Wireless Headset separately (£ 89.99, Game.co.uk). Many third-party manufacturers also make Xbox compatible headsets. We’ve rounded up the best gaming headsets you can buy today.
Adam smithNovember 25, 2021 09:17
What is the difference between Xbox Series X and Series S?
There are two next-gen Xboxes, the less powerful Xbox S-series, and the higher-end Xbox X-series.
All old and new Xbox games will work on both consoles, although on the less powerful Xbox Series S the overall graphics quality will be reduced. The Xbox Series S has no disc drive, has half the storage capacity, and can only play downloaded games. The Xbox S series is much easier to find in stock than the X series. It’s also cheaper and costs just £ 249 (Amazon.co.uk).
Here are the details, if you like to compare teraflops.
- CPU: Custom 8-core Zen 2 processor
- GPU: 4 TFLOPS, 20 CUS
- Memory: 10 GB GDDR6
- Storage room: 512 GB SSD
- Resolution: 1440p at 60fps
- CPU: AMD Zen 2 8-core @ 3.8 GHz
- GPU: 12TFLOPS, 52 UC @ 1.825 GHz
- Memory: 16 GB GDDR6
- Storage room: 1TB custom WD SSD, optional 1T
- Resolution: 4K at 60fps
Adam smithNovember 25, 2021 8:51 AM
Hello, Xbox hunters!
Welcome to Thursday’s Xbox inventory tracking liveblog. Hey !
Today we’re tracking all UK retailers both for any sign of Microsoft’s elusive black cuboid, to bring you live Xbox restocking updates as they happen.
If you’re looking for an Xbox on that bright, sunny morning, stay with us to be the first to know when the console drops. Ready? Let’s go.
Adam smithNovember 25, 2021 8:21 AM
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