The Xbox Series X and S have been flashing in and out of stock for the last month. As supply grows, so do your chances of grabbing a great deal. Here's where can you find the best new Xbox Series X deals...
The latest? In the UK, only a few retailers have stock of the Xbox Series S, while the Series X still remains incredibly hard to find. Amazon did drop some in time for Prime Day, but they quickly went.
There's a real shortage in the US, too, with hardly anyone having stock that's not overpriced by third parties.
There have been plenty of stock drops this year so far, but stock never lasts long. The good news? Stock drops are frequent, if not regular.
Of course, you could turn to auction sites like eBay and StockX but you might have to pay over the odds. For reference, the top-tier Xbox Series X console, which supports 4K gaming, carries a recommended retail price of £449 ($499, AU$749). The all-digital Series S, which doesn't have a disc drive, debuted at £249 ($299, AU$499).
Right, here are today's best Xbox Series X deals, plus the latest availability info...
Best Xbox Series X/S deals Europe
- GAME: Series S in stock
- Currys PC World: both consoles sold out
- 4Gadgets (Xbox All Access retailer): Series S in stock
- BT: Series S in stock
- Amazon France: Series S in stock
- Amazon UK: Series S in stock
- Box: Series S in stock
- EE: sold out – existing customers can keep checking the Add to Plan service
- Microsoft Store: Series S now available
- Argos: Series S in stock
- Smyths Toys (Xbox All Access retailer): Series S in stock
- Simply Games: Series S in stock
- Shopto: Series S in stock
Best Xbox Series X/S deals US
- GameStop (Xbox All Access retailer): both out of stock
- Best Buy: Series S in stock
- Walmart (Xbox All Access retailer): Series X and S in stock from third parties
- Amazon: available from third-party sellers
- Microsoft Store: Series S in stock
- Target: in stock at certain stores
- Newegg: Series S in stock
- Sam’s Club: Series S in stock
- StockX: stock available – but be prepared to pay over the MSRP
Best Xbox Series X/S pre-order in the rest of the world
Aussie and Kiwi shoppers were the first to get their Xbox Series X pre-orders in, with the 8am pre-order time arriving at these time zones first.
The price of the Xbox Series X in Australia is AU$749. In New Zealand, it's NZ$799.
The price of the Xbox Series S in Australia is AU$499. In New Zealand, it's NZ$549.
Canadians can also now order the Xbox Series X for CA$599 and the Xbox Series S for CA$379.
- Amazon.com.au: out of stock
- Microsoft Australia: Series S in stock
- EB Games: Series S in stock
- JB HiFi: Series S in stock now
Best Xbox Series X/S accessory deals
Now that you've (hopefully) ordered the Xbox Series X or S console, it's time to get your accessories sorted. Thankfully, finding Xbox Series X accessories is far easier than securing the console itself. Most retailers have good availability, so it's really just a matter of choosing which ones take your fancy...
Xbox Wireless Headset (£94.99, $99.99, AU$129.99)
Microsoft's gaming headset supports Dolby Atmos, DTS Headphone:X and Windows Sonic audio tech. It connects wirelessly to your console without needing a separate dongle, and lets you adjust the volume and the game/chat balance by twisting the rotating ear cup dials.
Order: Amazon (UK), Microsoft Store (US), JB Hi-Fi (AUS)
Xbox Series X Wireless Controller (£55, $60, AU$90)
Xbox One controllers are compatible with the Series X/S but the latest controllers feature a more precise D-pad, a "Share" button and textured grips. Most retailers have Carbon Black and Robot White colours there's also a pricier Shock Blue variant.
Order: Amazon (UK), Microsoft Store (US), Ebgames (AUS)
Xbox Rechargeable Battery + USB-C Cable (£20, $25, AU$30)
This handy Play & Charge kit comes with a rechargeable battery and USB-C cable so you can juice up your new Series X controller between Call of Duty sessions.
Order: Xbox Store (UK), Microsoft Store (US), Ebgames (AUS)
Seagate Storage Expansion Card 1TB (£219, $219, AU$359)
Want extra space for your 4K games collection? US retailer Best Buy has the 1TB expansion card, as does the Microsoft Store in the UK.
Order: Microsoft Store (UK) | Best Buy (US), Ebgames (AUS)
When will more Xbox Series X stock arrive?
The Xbox Series X and Series S sold out prior to launch on 10th November and have been tricky to get hold of ever since.
In December, Microsoft admitted that supply is set to be scare until April 2021 but has promised to "have supply cranking" by Spring, so there should be plenty of Xboxes to go around by next Summer.
More recently, Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed he'd personally asked chipmaker AMD to speed up production with the aim of churning out Xbox consoles at a faster clip. It seems to be working, as more and more Xbox stock has appeared online in recent days.
Spencer also shed some more light on the frustrating stock shortages: "It’s really just down to physics and engineering. We’re not holding them back: we’re building them as fast as we can. We have all the assembly lines going."
If you're hoping to snap up one up, we'd advise you keep checking the links above.
UK retailer Currys is tipped or Xbox Series X stock on the 23rd January while Game is offering a limited number of Series X and S pre-orders right now, to arrive on 10th February. You can even purchase Microsoft's cheaper console using the All Access service and pay in monthly instalments.
Got an Xbox One? Did you know you can buy the new Xbox on the Microsoft Store app for Xbox One? It's worth a shot.
Finally, StockX has plenty of Series X and S consoles for sale (it's essentially an upmarket eBay, where items are checked over by the company before being listed online). You'll need to prepared to pay over the odds, though. Buyers are currently asking $400+ for the Series S and $700+ for the Series X. You'll also want to make sure the console has the right plug for your region.
Some stockists offer you the option to register your interest, and will alert you when stock arrives. It's also a good idea to follow retailers' social media accounts. UK retailer Game and US chain Walmart have both previously announced incoming Xbox stock via the medium of Twitter.
Still wondering what all the excitement is about? The Xbox Series X and Series S are expected to herald a new generation of 4K game experiences. They're also the first consoles to support both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos.
You can read our reviews of both below.
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