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The Xbox Series X is officially available to buy as of Tuesday 10 November, but unsurprisingly launch day stock has already sold out. We’re keeping tabs on all the retailers offering the devices and will keep you updated as soon as stock is re-introduced.
Pre-orders sold out across the board almost instantly, but luckily Microsoft has confirmed that there will be Xbox Series X consoles available on launch day, but only from specific retailers – so here are all the stores to keep checking for when stock comes in.
Read our Xbox Series X review if you want to know what we think, or read on for where to buy one.
How much does the Xbox Series X cost?
The Xbox Series X costs £449/US$499. This is the same price as the current Xbox One X, and the same price as the PS5.
The more affordable Xbox Series S, which is 60% smaller than the Series X costs £249/$299. Here’s where to pre-order the Xbox Series S.
Where to buy the Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X pre-orders have already been and gone and now it seems launch day stock has followed. Don’t give up hope though! Keep an eye on the following retailers. We’ll also be updating you if new stock becomes available again.
You can also buy it on a pay monthly basis via the Xbox All Access program, which bundles both the console with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for £28.99/$34.99 per month with no upfront cost. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs £10.99/$14.99 per month separately. Pick it up from Smyths or GAME.
BT also announced that its broadband and mobile customers can buy the Xbox Series X (or Series S) through their MyBT account while existing EE customers can spread the cost of the new Xbox consoles by adding it to their mobile contract.
These are the Microsoft preferred retailers
We’d also recommend checking these retailers for stock:
Meanwhile, in the US we know that Walmart will have stock online from midday ET while Newegg has bundles on the Series S. We’re waiting for other US retailers to confirm stock.
Target has the Xbox Series X available for Drive Up or Order Pickup and is offering US$10 off an Xbox One Controller with purchase – stock is limited.
We’d also recommend checking these retailers often:
Don’t expect it to be easy to find even then though – Xbox head Phil Spencer told the Dropped Frames podcast that stock shortages are likely to continue for “a few months.”
“We know what our supply will look like basically for the rest of the year. We’re going to have more demand than we do supply,” Spencer said.
“And I will apologize in advance to people for that. We saw it with pre-orders, how much energy there was, and we were basically out [of stock] in a couple of hours, which is unfortunate. I think we are going to live in that world for a few months.”
Naturally, consoles are also available on eBay if you don’t mind paying a little extra and taking a risk on a dodgy deal.
Where will the Xbox Series X be available?
Microsoft has confirmed that the Series X console will be available in 37 countries on 10 November, including the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand.
For the games that will be available from day one, check out our dedicated Xbox Series X launch game list.