Xbox Series X UK restocking – live: today’s UK news on the replenishment of Argos, Very, Game and more
Microsoft is testing night mode for Xbox consoles
Eight months after its first launch, the Xbox Series X is nearly impossible to find in stock. Supply chain issues associated with a global semiconductor shortage have slowed production of Microsoft’s next-generation console.
The less powerful Xbox Series S is easier to find in stock in most UK stores, but the more advanced Xbox Series X is in much more demand. New stock is unpredictable – the Xbox Series X appears without warning and sells out within minutes.
That’s why we launched our Xbox Series X Inventory Tracking Live Blog. If you want to know where to buy an Xbox Series X today, we’ve got you covered. Our blog will be updated with the latest stock drops as they happen, along with all the news on planned restock dates and milestone events.
Check the UK Xbox Series X retailer stock below:
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Last night, after shutting down the inventory tracking liveblog and climbing into the large closet we sleep in, the Microsoft Store abruptly dropped an unexpected out-of-hours Xbox replenishment. It was real Hollyoaks later stuff, a drop in stock for mature gamers who stay awake late drinking wine and eating cheese on tiny crackers. A sophisticated night out for high society types, the kind you have to cater for.
It took us by surprise, but another Microsoft Store drop could happen again between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. tonight. After that – if you can bear to wake up so soon after your nighttime Xbox hunt – keep an eye out for John Lewis & Partners at 7am. The department store is behind with an Xbox restock, and it never falls until morning.
After that? Well, we’ll be back here to guide you minute by minute, bringing you live alerts on Xbox Series X stock as soon as it appears.
Steve hogartyAugust 11, 2021 4:59 PM
Save £ 10 on the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
If you’re in the market for a new Xbox, you might want to grab a discounted Elite Series 2 gamepad to go with it. (£ 154.99, Amazon.co.uk).
Now in its second generation, the Elite Gamepad includes features for professional gamers such as adjustable tension controllers, a rubberized design for better grip, and interchangeable components such as additional rear-mounted triggers.
The Xbox Elite Series 2 Gamepad retails for £ 159.99, but we found it reduced to £ 149.99 on SimplyGames.com with free shipping.
Alistair CharltonAugust 11, 2021 4:28 PM
What Xbox titles are coming to Game Pass in August 2021?
We’ve already seen seven new titles land on Game Pass this month, including Curse of the dead gods, Skate and Dodge ball academy.
For the rest of the month, a few other titles are waiting to join them. These are Rally art, a stylized runner from the creator of Absolute drift, and Underworld, a dungeon crawler based on Greek mythology that sees players escape from the underworld to Mount Olympus.
Rally art arrives at Game Pass on August 12 and Underworld arrives a day later, August 13.
Alistair CharltonAugust 11, 2021 3:27 PM
The best VPN for Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X offers top-notch security when gaming online, but there are other reasons why you might want to install a VPN on an Xbox.
For example: If you use your Xbox to watch movies and TV shows on platforms like Netflix, Disney +, and Amazon Prime, a VPN allows you to spoof your location and access content that isn’t normally available in your country.
In order for your Xbox Series X to maintain peak performance while using a VPN, you need to make sure that the service you choose is fast and responsive enough to avoid online game delays and dropouts.
The best VPN for every type of device
The best VPN services on your iPhone, Fire Stick, Android and more in the UK for Netflix and streaming, including ProtonVPN, ExpressVPN, NordVPN and CyberGhost
Steve hogartyAugust 11, 2021 2:27 PM
Does the Xbox Series X come with a headset?
Did you manage to get an Xbox Series X this week? If so, you might need a gaming headset to get started.
The Xbox Series X does not come with its own headset, but it is compatible with all existing headsets for the Xbox One. The Xbox Wireless Controller (£ 49.99, Game.co.uk) also has a headphone jack, so you can plug in your regular headphones to play game audio 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 (£ 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.
Steve hogartyAugust 11, 2021 13:29
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Steve hogartyAugust 11, 2021 12:34
Is the Xbox series X in stock in physical stores?
In addition to monitoring every online retailer in the UK, we are keeping an eye on the availability of the Xbox Series X in physical stores across the country to the best of our ability, based on advice, media posts. social and satisfied buyers’ reports.
The Xbox Series X is rarely spotted in the wild, but with luck and persistence it can be found. Even in the midst of an Xbox stock drought, we’ve heard reports of in-store replenishment at John Lewis & Partners, Game, and Smyths Toys.
In-store restockings will be sold out by the time you hear about it from us, so your best chance to find an Xbox in the real world is to head to your local stores and educate yourself.
Steve hogartyAug 11, 2021 11:34
How to buy an Xbox Series X online
Let’s take a break from searching the internet for Xbox Series X stock to share some general advice on bagging Microsoft’s next-gen console when it appears.
- Register accounts at retailers most likely to restock, such as Amazon, Currys PC World, Smyths Toys, Argos, and Game
- Add your payment information and shipping address in advance for fast payment
- Download each retailer’s app and add Xbox Series X to your wishlist (or “save for later” list)
- When the console drops, use the link in your wishlist to add the Xbox to your cart – this usually has a higher success rate than website browsing
- Write down the prices of the packages to make sure you get a good deal. All in all, the console itself costs £ 450, the controllers £ 50, the official headset £ 90, and the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs £ 11 per month. The recently released game costs £ 60, but retailers usually bundle older games with the console
- Xbox All Access pay-as-you-go is great value, as long as you don’t already have a Game Pass membership
Steve hogartyAug 11, 2021 11:08 AM
Amazon France has just restocked the Xbox series X
If you are in the UK, you will need to pay a hefty import tax – usually around £ 80 – to collect the console, which is why we usually don’t report restockings in other countries.
If you are in the EU, these charges will not apply.
Steve hogartyAugust 11, 2021 10:43 AM
Can you play all Xbox Series X games on the Xbox Series S?
You certainly can. There are two next-gen Xboxes, the less powerful Xbox s series and the most advanced Xbox x series.
The cheaper Xbox Series S doesn’t have a disc drive and less processing power under the hood, but it can run all games that the Xbox Series X runs. The only difference is that the graphics won’t look good. It looks so detailed and that the performance and load times can be a bit slower.
For this reason, the Xbox Series X is considered the “real” next-gen console – but both are fantastic gaming machines. The Xbox S series has another big advantage in that it is much easier to buy than the Xbox X series.
Despite being almost half the price, the cheaper Xbox is in less demand, so stock can usually be found in most stores. Here are a few places where you can buy one today.
Steve hogartyAug 11, 2021 10:31 AM
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