THE new Xbox Series X console went on sale across the world yesterday – and the £449 gaming machine sold out within minutes.
Boasting 8K graphics and a powerful processor that almost eliminates loading times, it’s no surprise the machine flew off the shelves – but you may still be able to get your hands on one in time for Christmas.
Where to order the Xbox Series X/S
Pre-orders for the gaming machines opened in September and sold out within minutes. Stock remains in short supply.
Some shops opened up additional sales at 8am UK time (3am ET) on launch day, though all of them appear to have sold out.
However, retailer across the UK and US are expected to restock ahead of Christmas, with some suggesting they’ll open up sales again later this month.
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Due to sky-high demand and the coronavirus pandemic, most retailers are only selling the consoles online.
That means you can’t walk into a store and grab one, unless you pre-ordered a console online.
In the UK and US, your best chance of grabbing an Xbox Series X/S now is to either wait for a second batch, or order one “second hand”.
Consoles have already appeared on eBay at hugely inflated prices, with one console selling for more than twice the £449 RRP on Tuesday.
Check back at the links below at regular intervals to see if your favourite stores have restocked. Some offer an email service that will alert you when the consoles are back on sale.
Xbox Series X and Series S links for UK gamers
- Amazon (sold out)
- AO (sold out)
- Argos (sold out)
- Currys (sold out)
- GAME (sold out)
- John Lewis (sold out)
- Microsoft (sold out)
- Smyths Toys (sold out, restock due this month)
- Very (sold out)
Xbox Series X and Series S links for US gamers
- Amazon (sold out)
- Best Buy (sold out)
- GameStop (sold out)
- Microsoft (sold out)
- Target (sold out)
- Walmart – Xbox Series S only for $299
What are the Xbox Series X and Series S?
The Xbox Series X and Series S are the latest consoles from Microsoft.
They’re the follow ups to the Xbox One X and Xbox One S respectively.
The Series X is all about power and performance, and is said to be so fast that it virtually eliminates loading times.
It’s capable of processing games in glorious 8K definition and can render huge virtual worlds not seen in any console before it.
The Series S is a bit smaller and cheaper, with lower specs and no disc tray.
Gamers have to download all of the titles they want instead of buying physical copies.
Both consoles launched November 10 worldwide.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – when are they out and how much will they cost?
Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X and its smaller, cheaper sibling, the Series S, on November 10.
The release date covered the UK, US, Australia and a bunch of other countries worldwide.
The disc-free Series S costs £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.
So how does that compare to the new Xbox’s biggest rival, the PlayStation 5?
Sony has revealed the PS5 release date falls on November 12, but not everywhere.
That date only stands for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
In the UK, you won’t be able to get it until November 19.
The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.
Xbox Series X games – what to expect
Microsoft has lined up a handful of brand new games that will be ready to play for launch.
Here’s a selection of Xbox Series X games you’ll be able to enjoy, though not all at launch:
- Assassins Creed Valhalla
- Bright Memory Infinite
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
- Call of the Sea
- The Ascent
- The Medium
- Scarlet Nexus
- Second extinction: Reclaim Earth
- Yakuza: Like A Dragon
- Madden 21
But the tech giant also says that thousands of classic games from previous consoles are supported from day one.
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