Xbox series X stock – live: today’s UK news on the replenishment of Argos, Currys, Game and more

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We expect more Xbox consoles to arrive this week

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The Xbox Series X has been around for over a year, but a global component shortage coupled with supply chain bottlenecks have left Microsoft’s next-gen console consistently out of stock since 2020.

In December, many UK retailers released thousands of stocked consoles to meet Christmas demand, including Very, Smyths Toys, Game, Argos, Asda and Amazon all selling Xbox Series X in droves. But after the festive break, the console is again sold out at most retailers.

When the Xbox Series X appears, it sells out within minutes, as customers collect available units as soon as they arrive. That’s why we launched our Xbox Series X Inventory Tracking Live Blog, where we track all UK retailers at once to send you live stock alerts as they happen.

We’ll also bring you tips and advice on beating the crowds to pack an Xbox Series X, including sites to watch out for, where the Xbox might be restocked next, and how to register your interest in new consoles before they go on sale. .

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Which UK retailers stock the Xbox Series X?

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The best TVs to play on Xbox Series X

To get the most out of the Xbox Series X, you’ll need a 4K TV.

Many new generation games allow you to choose between a performance mode and a graphics mode. The former degrades visuals slightly for smoother frame rates, while the latter mode allows for higher resolutions and more sophisticated effects at the expense of frame rate.

If your TV only goes up to 1080p, you won’t get the most out of your new Xbox Series X. To help you upgrade your TV without breaking the bank, we’ve put together a list of the best 4K TV deals for entertainment. , movies and games.

Steve hogartyJanuary 10, 2022 3:28 PM

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Where is the Xbox Series S in stock?

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As fans clamor to get their hands on the most Advanced As a member of the Xbox family, demand for the less powerful Xbox S series is much lower and the console is therefore easy to find in stock almost everywhere.

The Xbox S series is a brilliant gaming machine, however, and a viable alternative to the more expensive Xbox X series. The console is backward compatible and runs the same next-gen Xbox games, but with some of the more sophisticated graphics options. It doesn’t have a disc drive, so you can only play downloaded games. The hard drive is also half the size.

There is now an official Xbox series S + Fortnite + Rocket league package on the shelves too, priced at £ 249. You can find it on Very, Game, Amazon and more.

Steve hogartyJanuary 10, 2022 2:28 PM

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‘Halo Infinite’ is on Game Pass, here’s our review

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The highly anticipated FPS received four stars from The independentvideo game journalist Louis Chilton in their Infinite halo review. They note that it picks up “loosely where Halo 5: Guardians left out ”and“ follows the armored super-soldier Master Chief as he explores the Zeta Halo, a vast ring-shaped world taken over by the villainous mercenary organization known as Banished ”.

“There is a good range of weapons to choose from without feeling overwhelmed, and a good sense of variety in combat,” said Chilton. “A propellant grapple is the brightest novelty; finding creative ways to use it as a weapon, tool or crossing medium is one of the little pleasures of the game, ”he added.

Steve hogartyJanuary 10, 2022 1:29 PM

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Steve hogartyJanuary 10, 2022 12:30 PM

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Discover the best technology in the January sale

We’re tracking more than Xbox Series X availability around these parts. In our tech buying guide for the January sales, we’ve got a team of highly skilled bargain hunters scouring the internet for the best discounts on everything from laptops and smartwatches to iPads and built-in devices. bluetooth speakers.

We only have one rule when reporting on discounts: the offer must be really good, the product must be something we’ll use ourselves, and we don’t count how many rules we have before we go. start writing sentences. Go take a look if you are looking for a good deal.

Steve hogartyJanuary 10, 2022 11:44 AM

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How do I find an Xbox series X in store?

We’re keeping tabs on every online retailer at a time to catch the Xbox Series X as it goes on sale.

Keeping track of Xbox stock available in physical stores is trickier, but it can be done. We’re leveraging buyer advice, social media reports, and the ancient wisdom of the Mountain Top Oracle to identify the next-gen console in the real world.

Here are some tips for finding the Xbox series X in stock in stores:

  • It is often said that Argos, AO, and Smyths Toys carry the Xbox in stores. To a lesser extent, we’ve heard of John Lewis & Partners, Currys, and Game restocking their shelves.
  • Plug your zip code into the retailer’s online product page to check local stock. If you can, scroll down to take a look at other stores further away from you.
  • Xbox not in stock? Do not lose hope. Many stores do not record Xbox returns or uncollected pre-orders in their stock systems. Meet in person at your local store and ask a member of staff.

Steve hogartyJanuary 10, 2022 11:14 AM

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What Happens With Amazon’s Xbox Series X Stock?

Apart from a small one spot From a restock last Tuesday, Amazon has been missing the Xbox series X for a few weeks now. Just before Christmas, the retailer threw a huge pile of consoles in stock – the biggest and most durable Xbox replenishment we’ve seen at Amazon since launch – suggesting the well is running dry for now. .

The world’s largest online retailer is expected to have new PS5 inventory this week, so hopefully more Xbox inventory will follow.

If you can’t wait until then, Amazon currently has the less powerful Xbox Series S in stock (£ 249, Amazon.co.uk).

Steve hogartyJanuary 10, 2022 10:49 AM

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Here’s how to find a PS5 in stock

Sony’s console suffers from the same supply chain issues as every electronic item currently available, so it’s about as hard to find in stock as the Xbox X series.

Whether you’re looking for a PS5 today or are generally interested in the inventory situation across the aisle, we’ve launched our PS5 Stock Tracking Live Blog to keep you up to date with the latest news. on the availability of The next generation console from Sony. Right now we are tracking a drop in the BT Store.

Steve hogartyJanuary 10, 2022 10:26 AM

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When was the last time Argos restocked the Xbox Series X?

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We expect more retailers to receive shipments of Microsoft’s new console this week (pictured above, in case you forgot what they look like).

At the top of our list is Argos, which was last restocked on December 20. Argos faithfully replenishes the console about once every four weeks, so we should do another replenishment shortly (if you can believe that December 20 was just three weeks ago).

The easiest way to buy an Xbox Series X from Argos is through the app. Add the console to your Wish List, which lets you slip the Xbox into your shopping cart ahead of time for quick checkout when the time comes.

Steve hogartyJanuary 10, 2022 10:05 AM

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Can you buy an Xbox Series X on Game right now?

The longer answer? No you can not.

Xbox Series X is currently sold out at Game no matter how hard you bang on their windows and howl. The retailer had limited stock on hand last night – an everyday Sunday – which suggests it may have more Xbox consoles on the way this week. The game’s approach to replenishment is a scatter gun, with many drops repeated in quick succession and dozens of bundles to choose from, so we’re keeping a close eye on the site this morning.

Steve hogartyJanuary 10, 2022 9:46 AM

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