Finding where to buy the Xbox Series X in the U.K. is about as easy as moving a mountain, all thanks to Xbox Series X restocks being very limited.
As we head into the weekend, it’s not looking likely we’ll see new Xbox Series X stock in before next week. You can still get the Xbox Series S from Currys and Box, if you can make do with the less powerful console.
In the meantime, we’re regularly checking for Xbox Series X restocks and fule this article with news of stock drops from the retailers listed below. Make sure to keep this page bookmarked and regularly refreshed.
We’ve also pulled together a list of alternative retailers that could have Xbox Series X stock. Check them out because you never know where you might find new Xbox Series X stock.
Where to buy Xbox Series X UK: Latest updates
As of August 6, there’s no active Xbox Series X restock available in the U.K. And it’s not looking likely we’ll see a new stock drop before next week at the earliest.
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.
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.
Where to buy Xbox Series X and Series S UK: Quick links and stock updates
Xbox Series X and Series S stock (checked every 15 minutes)
Xbox Series X at Amazon UK
Xbox Series X and Series S at Microsoft
Xbox Series X and Series S at Game
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.View Deal
Xbox Series X and Series S at Currys
Xbox Series X and Series S at Argos
Xbox Series X and Series S at Smyths
Xbox Series X at ShopTo
Xbox Series X and Series S at Very
Xbox Series X at Box
Xbox Series X at Simply Games
Xbox Series X at Tesco
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.
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.
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.