Xbox x series restock – live: today’s UK news and dates from AO, Game, John Lewis and more
Update: Xbox Series X is now sold out at AO.com
Supply chain issues continue to plague the Xbox Series X, making it virtually impossible for buyers to find Microsoft’s next-gen console in stock online.
While the cheaper Xbox Series S is easier to find in most UK stores, the more powerful Xbox Series X console is in higher demand. It’s now been eight months since the console launched, but new stock is sporadic and sells out within minutes.
If you want to know where to buy an Xbox Series X today, we’ve got you covered. Our live inventory tracking blog will keep you up to date with the latest stock drops as they occur, as well as any news on planned replenishment dates and milestone events.
Check the UK Xbox Series X retailer stock below:
What about the stock of Argos Xbox?
Argos could be restocked this afternoon.
The retailer has been out of stock of Xbox Series Xs for over a month, and the store tends to release new consoles once every four weeks on average. This puts Argos at the top of our list of retailers most likely to restock soon.
The best way to buy an Xbox Series X from Argos is through the app and adding the console to your Wishlist. You’re more likely to verify by following the link on your wishlist page rather than through the product page.
Steve hogartyAug 3, 2021 11:30 AM
Does Smyths have the Xbox Series X in stock?
Online retailers are likely to restock the Xbox Series X around the same time as Sony’s next-gen console, so head over to this Smyths Toys page to check for new availability. By bookmarking the search results page rather than the product page, you will also capture any potential Xbox packs that appear.
Consult us, giving our tips for tracking the most valuable and secret stocks free of charge.
Of course, we’ll be dutifully monitoring retailers throughout the day to bring you live stock updates, so feel free to put your F5 key down.
Steve hogartyAug 3, 2021 11:04 AM
Is Xbox Series X in stock at John Lewis?
The Xbox X series is out of order at John Lewis. Or anywhere for that matter.
The historic department store restocked the PlayStation 5 around 7:15 a.m. this morning. It’s 15 minutes later than usual and it ruins some of our most trusted inventory tracking information. Until now, John Lewis has been restocking at 7 a.m., rain or shine.
We’re seeing PS5 and Xbox stock coming in tandem now, so all eyes should be on John Lewis tomorrow morning at (or shortly after) 7am.
Steve hogartyAug 3, 2021 10:38 AM
When is Xbox Series X back in stock at Currys?
The retailer last had the Xbox Series X in stock on June 25, and before that it was a reliable and regular reseller of Microsoft’s next-gen console.
We spotted a small change in the product listing on the Currys website, which occurred over the weekend and could indicate an imminent restocking. The “Sorry, this item is out of stock” notice has been replaced with a more attractive “Email me when back in stock” button.
Does that mean Currys expects another allocation from Xbox soon? We think it might.
One thing is for sure though, the cheaper Xbox Series S is currently in stock (£ 279, Currys.co.uk).
Steve hogartyAug 3, 2021 10:22 AM
Where is the Xbox Series X in stock today?
So which retailers are most likely to have the Xbox Series X in stock today?
We already know that Amazon UK and Game are both gearing up for a big PlayStation 5 restocking in mid-August, and increasingly we’re seeing Xbox X-Series restockings happening alongside restockings of the Xbox One. the rival Sony console. So let’s put these two retailers on hold for now.
As for the odds of something happening today? Since AO.com abandoned stock this morning, we’ve been setting our sights on the two retailers that have been slowest to restock the Xbox Series X.
Steve hogartyAug 3, 2021 10:01 AM
Will August have more Xbox stock?
As we venture further into August, we should start to see a real increase in the number of available consoles hitting the shelves. Microsoft will want to take off as much as possible whatever is clogging its pipeline as the busiest shopping season of the year approaches.
And as always, stay with us to be the first to hear about more Xbox restockings today. Not to congratulate ourselves too much, but we do predict AO.com’s Xbox replenishment last night. Pat pat pat pat pat.
Steve hogartyAug 3, 2021 9:29 AM
How to buy an Xbox Series X on AO.com
Every time AO.com restocks the Xbox Series X, the retailer asks shoppers to jump through strange hoops to put the console in their cart. The “add to cart” button will remain grayed out, despite the availability of the console.
Here is what you need to do. It only works on Google Chrome on the desktop.
- On the AO website, copy the product code for Xbox Series X and paste it in a safe place. You can find this code by right-clicking on the Xbox product page, selecting “Inspect” and searching for “Product Code”. The most recent bundle was the product code “RRT-00007AO-KTS1”.
- Now navigate to any random item on the AO website. You are simply looking for a functional “add to cart” button.
- Right click on the green “Add to Cart” button under the random item and click “Inspect”. In the panel that appears on the side of the screen, replace the random product code with the Xbox product code. This is the series of numbers and letters immediately following ‘data-productcode =’
- You have recoded the functional “Add to cart” button for this product to direct it to the Xbox in stock. Well done Edward Snowden.
- Now click on the button, the Xbox will slide into your basket.
Steve hogartyAug 3, 2021 8:58 AM
Are PS5 and Xbox restocking aligned?
AO.com Xbox’s restocking also coincided with a wave of new availability for the PlayStation 5.
This morning, Sony’s next-generation console returned to stock at John Lewis and EE. The first is now sold out and you must be an existing EE customer to take advantage of the second offer.
This is further proof that the new stock for both consoles seems to be going down at the same time. A cosmic console ballet, unfolding before our eyes. Check out our live blog on PS5 inventory tracking for more updates.
Steve hogartyAug 3, 2021 8:31 AM
Xbox Series X is now sold out on AO.com
AO.com had the Xbox Series X in stock earlier this morning at 7:30 a.m., although the console sold out faster than it took to eat our Weetabix.
This was the first time that AO.com had restocked since July 13, and the console was sold as part of a £ 504 bundle that included an additional wireless controller.
Steve hogartyAug 3, 2021 8:13 AM
Xbox action trackers, sign out
Well, that’s it for another day of Xbox Series X live availability tracking in all UK retailers simultaneously. Phew! Let me quickly take my calculator to find out how many amazing restockings we’ve had today.
There was a total of 0 (zero) replenishments.
But let’s not be discouraged. Every day without Xbox brings us closer to the big drop we’ve all been waiting for. We anticipate that new inventory will arrive at Currys, Argos or AO.com in the next few days, depending on how long these three retailers tend to elapse between restockings.
To be the first to know when the new Xbox stock appears, be sure to join us again on the liveblog tomorrow morning.
Steve hogartyAug 2, 2021 5:02 PM
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