Does AO have the Xbox series X in stock?
Let’s rattle through a few more retailers and when we predict they’ll restock the Xbox.
AO last restocked the Xbox series X on the 30 December, and before that on 10 December. The retailer loves a bundle, and tends to include all manner of extra accessories such as a controllers and games.
AO hasn’t restocked in January yet, but we’re estimating another drop there next week.
Steve Hogarty4 January 2022 10:10
When did Argos last restock the Xbox series X?
Currys and Smyths Toys might be the heroes of the moment, but we’re expecting other retailers to receive shipments of Microsoft’s new console soon too.
High on our list is Argos, which last restocked on 21 December. Argos faithfully restocks the console roughly once every four weeks, so we’re predicting another batch to arrive early next week.
The best way to buy an Xbox series X from Argos is through the app. Add the console to your wish list, which lets you slip the Xbox into your basket in advance for a speedy checkout when the time comes.
Steve Hogarty4 January 2022 09:47
Searching for a PS5 this January?
Over in PlayStation 5 land, Sony’s next-generation console is also struggling with supply chain issues. Generally, the PS5 is restocked more frequently than the Xbox series X, but higher demand sees the available stock snapped up almost instantly.
Over on the PS5 stock tracking liveblog we’re tracking online stock, so head over there for the latest tips on where it might appear next.
Steve Hogarty4 January 2022 09:27
The Xbox series X is in stock at Currys
There are two Xbox bundles at Currys, and they’ve been in stock for weeks.
For reference, the console by itself costs £449 – so let’s take a look at these deals in that light.
For £589, the first bundle includes the ridiculously elite premium controller, which normally retails at £150, three times as much as a regular pad. While it’s undeniably a cool accessory – you can swap out the thumb sticks and adjust the tension in the shoulder triggers to your preference – you get a perfectly good standard controller with the Xbox series X anyway. Only pro-level players and specialist collectors would bother with the fancy version.
You can also purchase the Xbox series X as part of a bundle containing the Seagate 1TB expansion hard drive for £644. We’ve seen the expansion drive sell for around £190 in the past, so this is slightly cheaper than buying both products separately.
We reckon the bundle with the extra hard drive is the best value option here, if you can afford it. Expanding the Xbox’s capacity gives you more room for downloads, and games are taking up more and more space.
Steve Hogarty4 January 2022 09:07
The Xbox series X is in stock at Smyths Toys
There are currently 10 Xboxes available to click and collect from Smyths Toys in Beckton, London.
To get there, get off at Gallions Reach DLR station and hop on the 366 to Redbridge. Continue past the gas works. If you get to Beckton Sewage Treatment Works, you’ve gone too far.
Steve Hogarty4 January 2022 08:33
Xbox stock trackers, activate
Good morning Xbox hunters, and welcome back to the Xbox series X stock tracking liveblog.
If you’re new here, here’s the deal. We’re constantly monitoring every UK retailer at once to bring you live stock information as it happens, giving you a fighting chance of finding an Xbox in stock and at a regular price.
Right now you can shell out a little extra for one of two Currys bundles, but if you’d rather just pay £449 for the console by itself, stick with us on this page. We’re going to hunt one down for you today.
Steve Hogarty4 January 2022 08:15
Xbox stock trackers, signing off
Well that’s all from us for another day, thank you for joining us here on the Xbox series X stock tracking liveblog.
Those Currys Xbox bundles are still ticking along nicely – the expensive add-ons seem to be putting people off – while Asda and Smyths Toys are also taking applications for Xbox All Access, the pay monthly alternative to paying full price for the console up front.
If you’re holding out for the console to appear back in stock without any bundled controllers and what have you, join us again tomorrow when we’ll be resuming the search. Bye bye!
Steve Hogarty3 January 2022 16:59
Why doesn’t Amazon have the Xbox series X?
Amazon is completely sold out of the Xbox series X in the UK, and last restocked just before Christmas. In recent weeks the retail giant has had availability of Microsoft’s new console in Germany, France and Spain.
If you’re thinking about importing the Xbox from Europe you might want to consider some of the hidden costs first. Importing items above a certain value from the EU incurs a set of taxes, delivery charges and fees. Because of the added red tape required, many courier services have hiked up their prices too.
You can expect to pay at least £100 extra to buy an Xbox this way, but on the upside your console will have a laid-back continental attitude and generally pleasing French electro vibes.
Steve Hogarty3 January 2022 16:21
Here’s how to find the Nintendo Switch OLED
The newly redesigned Nintendo Switch OLED launched in October and features a vastly improved display that leaves Nintendo’s explosively colourful games looking better than ever.
Steve Hogarty3 January 2022 15:24
You can play Xbox series X games anywhere
Don’t have an Xbox series X yet? Well you can still play Xbox series X games. Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can play a selection of Xbox titles on their PC, phone or laptop right now using Microsoft’s cloud streaming service.
The game’s visuals are streamed to you over the internet almost instantaneously, so you don’t need a gaming PC, just a fast enough connection. Xbox Cloud Gaming streams games from Microsoft’s servers to a bunch of compatible devices, including the previous generation Xbox consoles. Cloud gaming requires a membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (£32.99, Argos.co.uk), which unlocks on-demand access to more than 100 games.
Steve Hogarty3 January 2022 14:29