Currys adding Xbox Series X stock TODAY – how to get one
UK retailer Currys has announced it will restock the in-demand Xbox Series X this afternoon.
Sales of the console, which sold out in minutes when it launched earlier this month, will go live at 1pm UK time, the firm wrote in an email to customers.
The Xbox Series X sold out within minutes when it went on sale worldwide on November 10[/caption]
Both the £449 Xbox Series X and £249 Xbox Series S will be available for purchase.
To be in with a chance of grabbing one, head to this link at 1pm GMT on November 24.
Stock is expected to be limited, so we’d suggest you get there a little early to ensure you’re at the front of the queue.
Like the PlayStation 5, which sold out at record speeds when it went on sale in the UK last week, the Xbox Series X is in extremely high demand.
Currys PC World is opening up a fresh batch of stock at 1pm UK time today[/caption]
Series X sold out – what happened?
Microsoft released two new consoles – the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S – worldwide on November 10.
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 they appear to have already sold out.
However, some places are already offering pre-orders for the next round of stock, which is expected to arrive next month.
Retailer Smyths Toys said it expected to restock the Series X later this month[/caption]
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, your best chance of grabbing an Xbox Series X/S now is to pre-order one from one of the links below.
Consoles have also begun appearing on eBay at hugely inflated prices, with one console selling for more than twice the £449 RRP.
Xbox Series X and Series S links for UK gamers
- Amazon (sold out)
- AO (sold out)
- Argos (sold out)
- Currys (restock due 1pm GMT November 24)
- GAME (sold out, restock due December 18)
- John Lewis (sold out)
- Microsoft (sold out)
- Smyths Toys (sold out, restock due this month)
- Very (sold out)
What are the Xbox Series X and Series S?
The Series X is a beefy gaming machine that will set you back £449[/caption]
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 did they launch and how much do 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?
The PS5 launch fell on November 12, but not everywhere.
That date only stood for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
UK gamers had to wait until November 19 to order one of the consoles.
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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