UPDATE: Xbox Series X is currently in stock at Curries. Read on for more details.
The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s best-selling console, but despite its apparent success, the next-gen gaming machine is still nearly impossible to find in stock anywhere in the UK, both online and in stores.
Bottlenecks in the manufacturing process and a global semiconductor shortage have slowed production of the latest Xbox, leaving UK buyers wondering where they can get their hands on one.
The smaller, less powerful, and much cheaper Xbox S series is easier to find, but the more advanced X series typically sells out within minutes of hitting shelves. So knowing when and where the new console will be restocked is key to grabbing one before it sells out again.
That’s why we launched our live blog on Xbox Stock Alerts, and if you’re wondering where to buy an Xbox Series X in the UK today before Christmas, we’re here to help. Below, we’ll keep you up to date with the latest live replenishment updates as they happen, along with all the news on planned replenishment dates, new games and accessories, and milestone events.
Check the UK Xbox Series X retailer stock below:
Currys still has the Xbox in stock
A great start to the day from Currys. The Xbox Series X bundle is still available for purchase, albeit at a slightly inflated price of Â£ 679 with the hard drive expansion.
The console is currently sold out everywhere else.
Steve hogartyDecember 7, 2021 8:32 AM
Xbox series X is in stock at Currys
Currys is currently selling the Xbox Series X that comes with the one terabyte Seagate expansion card for Â£ 679. The card typically costs Â£ 194, while the console costs Â£ 449.
Steve hogartyDecember 7, 2021 8:10 AM
Logging out of the live blog
Or are you waiting for the stock to arrive at other retailers soon? While this is another quiet day for replenishment online, we still hope the X Series stock arrives in time for Christmas. We’re signing out for now, but we’ll be here again tomorrow morning bringing you all the latest Xbox restocking news.
Alistair CharltonDecember 6, 2021 5:00 PM
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 web 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 (Â£ 32.99, Argos.fr), 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.
Alistair CharltonDecember 6, 2021 4:02 PM
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Alistair CharltonDecember 6, 2021 3:04 PM
Xbox series X headsets to watch
The Xbox Series X often ships 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 (Â£ 54.99, Currys.fr) also has a headphone jack, so you can plug in your regular headphones to play game sound 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 (Â£ 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.
Alistair CharltonDecember 6, 2021 2:31 PM
What is the difference between Xbox Series X and Series S?
While waiting for the next console replenishment, let’s review the fundamentals. Know your enemy and all that.
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 Â£ 249 (Amazon.com).
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
Alistair CharltonDecember 6, 2021 2:01 PM
Read our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED
If handheld gaming is more your thing, check out our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED. The console has for the first time an OLED display, which is larger than before and produces more vivid colors and deeper blacks. There’s also a redesigned kickstand and doubles the internal storage of its predecessor.
Our reviewer said of the Â£ 309.99 console: âThe bigger screen is fantastic and playing games in handheld mode is absolute fun. The kickstand is so solid and makes us want to never look at that little rocker on the back of the original Switch ever again … it’s absolutely the best version of the console yet.
Alistair CharltonDecember 6, 2021 1:27 PM
The best TVs to play on Xbox Series X
To get the most out of the Xbox Series X, you’ll need a 4K TV.
Many new generation games allow you to choose between a performance mode and a graphics mode. The former degrades visuals slightly for smoother frame rates, while the latter mode allows for higher resolutions and more sophisticated effects at the expense of frame rate.
If your TV only goes up to 1080p, you won’t get the most out of your new Xbox Series X. To help you upgrade your TV without breaking the bank, we’ve put together a list of the best 4K TV deals for entertainment. , movies and games.
Alistair CharltonDecember 6, 2021 1:00 PM
When will Halo Infinite be released?
This week will see arguably the biggest game launch yet for the Xbox X and S series. Halo Infinite was originally slated to be a launch title for the new Xbox consoles, in November 2020. But Xbox Game Studios has decided to delay release for more than a year.
Now the game is almost here, and it will be available to everyone on December 8 – this Wednesday. The first-person shooter is available for pre-order now and is coming to the Xbox X and S series, as well as Windows PCs and the older Xbox One console.
Alistair Charlton6 December 2021 12:30
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