The Xbox Series X and S has been flashing in and out of stock for the last month but it seems that both consoles are getting regular restocks. 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...
As of the 15th January, UK retailer Game was offering the Xbox Series X bundles for sale. They may well have sold out now but it seems that Series X availability is getting better and better by the day. Indeed, there's another big drop coming your way...
Currys has announced it will have Xbox Series X stock on the 23rd January. In response to an enquiry, @TeamKnowHowUK, the firm's customer care account, tweeted: "We are expecting an intake of stock from the manufacturer on the 23 January this year - hope this helps."
Fancy a deal on a sweet Series S bundle? UK retailer Game is expecting Series S consoles on the 31st January. Even better you can pre-order now – and choose from a selection of bundles. Buying the console with an extra controllers or game should save you a bit of cash compared to buying the items separately.
Next-gen consoles don't come cheap, but Game is offering the option to purchase the Xbox Series X or Series S via the All Access service, which lets you pay in monthly instalments.
Demand is still extremely high in the US. GameStop had a limited number of bundles up for grabs but those Xbox Series X deals are long gone. Best Buy recently sold out of some bargain Xbox Series S packages, too, but keep checking as it regularly restocks. Walmart, Amazon US and the Microsoft store are all tipped for fresh deliveries in the coming weeks.
Of course, there's plenty of Xbox Series X and S stock on 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's today's best Xbox Series X deals, plus the latest availability info...
Best Xbox Series X/S deals Europe
- GAME: Pre-order Xbox Series S now, stock arriving 31st January
- Currys PC World: Xbox Series X due in stock on 23rd January
- BT: "Xbox allocation now sold out"
- Amazon France: Xbox Series S IN STOCK NOW!
- Amazon UK: "unavailable" – but third-party sellers offering Xboxes at a premium
- Box: sold out – create stock alert here
- EE: sold out – existing customers can keep checking the Add to Plan service
- Microsoft Store: sold out – keep checking the website for restocks
- Argos: "working hard to get more stock", keep checking
- Smyths Toys (Xbox All Access retailer): sold out
- Simply Games: sold out – register your interest now
- Shopto: register your interest now
Best Xbox Series X/S deals US
- GameStop (Xbox All Access retailer): sold out - keep checking website
- Best Buy sold out – keep checking back
- Walmart (Xbox All Access retailer): sign up for stock alerts
- Amazon: currently out of stock
- Microsoft Store: restocking on ad hoc basis – keep checking back
- Target: currently out of stock
- Newegg: currently out of stock – sign up to be notified
- Sam’s Club: currently out of 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: out of stock
- EB Games: out of stock
- JB HiFi: out of stock
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 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 S pre-orders right now. 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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