Xbox Series X stock: Where to buy the Xbox Series X|S TODAY in UK and US

EVER since Microsoft launched its consoles last year, it's been a nightmare to get hold of.

But there have been waves of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S restocks at retailers like GAME, Walmart, and Amazon.

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  • Xbox Series X in stock at GAME – check stock here

The console restocks are limited and sell out fast, so we recommend setting alerts on stock tracking accounts.

You can also bookmark this page so you have a list of links to retailers at hand for your frenzied shopping convenience.

You can also try your luck with the PlayStation 5 with our PS5 stock tracker.

The Xbox Series S isn't plagued by the same level of scarcity as the Xbox Series X and is a solid option for younger gamers.

To find out what our Tech Editor had to say about Microsoft's two latest consoles, you can head to our Xbox Series X review and Xbox Series S review.

Oh, and if you're after something even cooler, find out where to buy the Xbox Series X Mini Fridge. Yes, it's really a thing.

Where to buy the Xbox Series X in the UK

There are a number of retailers where we're seeing occassional restocks of the Xbox Series X.

GAME gives customers a little bit of a heads up while Amazon likes the element of surprise.

Very's website tends to announce where it has more Xbox Series X consoles on the way.

There will almost definitely be more stock drops heading into Black Friday and Christmas, as retailers are more than aware that's when shoppers are keener than ever to part with their cash.

So there should be opportunities galore to get your hands on one.

We'll keep the list of retailers updated with confirmed restocks, as well as tipping you off with rumoured inventory drops.

  • Amazon – out of stock (second-hand third-party only)
  • Argos – in stock (limited stock)
  • Currys – out of stock
  • GAME – out of stock
  • John Lewis – out of stock
  • Microsoft – out of stock
  • 4Gadgets – out of stock
  • Smyths Toys – out stock (restock expected this month)
  • Very – out of stock

Where to buy Xbox Series X in the US

US gamers have seen a bit more variety with Xbox Series X restocks in recent weeks.

A couple of retailers are opting for in-store restocks, like Best Buy.

Walmart also has Xbox Series X bundles and standalone consoles in stock, but it's hiked up the price significantly.

Walmart+ is giving early access to its Black Friday deals, while GameStop's PowerUp Rewards Pro specifically gives you first dibs on new consoles.

Best Buy's pricey Totaltech gives 'exclusive access' to 'hard-to-find tech products'. But beware of using it to get a PS5 or Xbox Series X|S and trying to cancel and refund the membership.

  • Walmart+ – sign up for $12.95/ month or $98/ year
  • GameStop PowerUp Rewards Pro – sign up for $14.99/year
  • Best Buy Totaltech – sign up for $199.99/year

You can check the retailer links below, which we'll keep up dated with confirmed restocks.

  • GameStop – out of stock
  • Best Buy – out of stock
  • Amazon – out of stock
  • Microsoft – out of stock
  • Walmart – in stock (from $919)
  • Target – out of stock

Where to buy the Xbox Series S in the UK

Luckily, there aren't nearly as many stock issues with the Xbox Series S.

If you're happy with its lesser specs and capabilities, it may be the way to go if you after a guaranteed console in the next few months.

The Series S doesn't have the Blu-Ray drive of the Series X – instead, it's a digital-only console.

Nor does it have the same 4K level of gameplay, or same level of internal storage.

But outside of that, it's still a fantastic console that we gave a rave review – and it's seriously good value for money.

Here's where you can buy the Xbox Series S in the UK.

  • Amazon – in stock
  • Argos – in stock
  • Currys – in stock
  • GAME – in stock
  • John Lewis – in stock
  • Microsoft – in stock
  • Smyths Toys – in stock
  • Very – in stock

Where to buy Xbox Series S in the US

Stock for the smaller sibling in the Xbox line is a little more patchy in the US.

But there's still currently a decent selection of retailers where you can pick up the Xbox Series S – it's not nearly as scarce as the Series X.

That said, we expect a spike in interest in the pre-festive months, and ahead of Black Friday too.

So if you're interested in picking up one of these consoles, we urge you to not be complacent.

  • GameStop – out of stock (Ultimate Pass bundle available for $344.98)
  • Best Buy – in stock
  • Amazon – out of stock
  • Microsoft – out of stock
  • Walmart – in stock
  • Target – in stock

Last stock check: October 21, 2021.

How much is the Xbox Series X?

In the UK, the Xbox Series X has an RRP of £449 (which, incidentally, is exactly the same as the PlayStation 5).

Given the extremely one-sided supply and demand situation, that's unlikely to be lowered any time soon.

Over in the US, the recommended price is $499, but we're seeing instances of retailers selling the Xbox Series X for much more – Walmart, for example, currently have it on sale for $919.

How much is the Xbox Series S?

It might not have the disk drive, the 4K capabilities or the internal storage of its bigger brother, but all the same we reckon the Xbox Series S is excellent value for money with an RRP of £249.

Meanwhile, in the US that figure is $299, although it's going for as much as £379.75 at Walmart.

Which is better, the Xbox Series X or PS5?

This is a tough question to answer, since there are so many factors to consider.

Puttingaesthetics to one side – the Xbox's boxy build versus the PS5's organic design – both consoles boasts next-gen processors and graphics cards.

For a detailed lowdown from our Tech Editor, you can read our PS5 vs Xbox Series X comparison article.

And if you're not sure which Xbox console to buy, there's our Xbox Series S vs Series X explainer.

In other news, here's how to buy an Xbox Series X straight from Microsoft's online store.

Read our full reviews of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

And if you can't find a new console, there's always then Xbox Series X Mini Fridge.

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