Xbox Series X pre-orders are going to sell out fast in the UK. That’s if what we saw in Australia this morning is anything to go, where some retailers sold out almost instantly – not to mention what happened last week, during the other massive console launch of the year. So with demand extremely high, what’s the best way to secure your Xbox Series X pre-order when they go live at 8am this morning? That’s where we can help.
We’re continually scanning the UK’s retailers: we’ll tell you who we think you should go to first to pre-order your new Xbox; and we’ll record who’s running out of stock, live, here on this page. That way you can increase your chance of beating the crowds and successfully pre-ordering your Xbox Series X console today.
Xbox Series X pre-orders: quick links
- Microsoft: pre-order for £249 / £449
- Amazon: pre-order for £249 / £449
- Currys: pre-order for £249 / £449
- John Lewis: pre-order for £249 / £449
- Very: pre-order for £249 / £449
- AO: pre-order for £249 / £449
- Argos: pre-order for £249 / £449
Xbox Series X pre-orders: UK retailers to try first
Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: £249 / £449 at Amazon
Amazon will likely have one of the biggest supply of first-wave Xbox Series X and S pre-orders on the books. That would make it your best shot at picking up an early shipment – just bear in mind that everyone else will be thinking the same thing, so you’ll need to be fast.
Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: £249 / £449 at Microsoft
Microsoft is offering direct Xbox Series X pre-orders from its own UK store this week. Be one of the first to grab your new console from Microsoft directly at 8am BST – however we expect Microsoft to sell out quickly (that’s what happened in Australia this morning) so again, be quick.
Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: £249 / £449 at Currys PC World
Currys PC World is likely to have a good stash of consoles at the start of the day, so it’s worth making this retailer one of your first points of call. If stock looks like it’s run out, we advise refreshing the page because it may return again – we saw this happen a lot with the PS5 last week.
Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: £249 / £449 at John Lewis
John Lewis might not be your first thought for Xbox pre-orders, but it offers a free two-year warranty on its electronics, and we’re expecting this to include the next-gen Xbox as well. No other retailers can match that right now, so it’s definitely worth considering.
Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: £249 / £449 at Very
If you’re heading to Very, you’ll want to be one of the first there. We saw stock run out fast for the PS5, and while we don’t know how many consoles Very has in the bag, we wouldn’t hold on too long before trying to pre-order yours…
Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: £249 / £449 at AO
AO is also offering Xbox Series X pre-orders this week. Again, we don’t know yet how much stock the retailer has, but if you haven’t had any luck with your pre-order so far, AO is definitely worth a shot.