THE Xbox Series S is back in stock at three UK retailers today after the sought after console sold out over the Christmas period.
Argos, Very and Currys are all selling the £249 gaming machine online. It boasts lightning fast loading times and gorgeous graphics.
The Xbox Series S (left) is back in stock at three UK retailers todayCredit: AFP or licensors
The Series S is the smaller, cheaper version of Microsoft’s flagship console, the Xbox Series X.
And while it doesn’t sport all the bells and whistles of its bigger brother, the matte white machine is a hefty £200 cheaper.
It plays all the same games and features the same powerful processor as the Series X, which remains sold out across the globe.
Demand for the Series S hasn’t been quite as strong, meaning stock pops up again every now and then.
Xbox Series S links for UK gamers
The Series S is the smaller and cheaper of Microsoft’s new consolesCredit: XBox
Below are links to the three UK retailers where Xbox Series S stock appeared this week.
The console was available at the time of writing, but may have since sold out again.
If that’s the case, make sure you sign up for stock notifications with each retailer so you’re alerted the next time the Series S is available.
- Xbox Series S for £249.99 from Argos – Buy now
- Xbox Series S for £249.99 from Very – Buy now
- Xbox Series S for £249 from Currys PC World – Buy now
Series S 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 also quickly sold out.
Due to sky-high demand and the coronavirus pandemic, UK retailers are only selling the consoles online.
The Xbox Series S (left) and Series X side by sideCredit: Microsoft
Microsoft is expected to ramp up production of its new consoles early this year.
That should mean that gamers will find them easier to get hold of from around March or April.
However, there’s a chance further waves of Covid-19 may scupper production targets, leaving gamers struggling to bag a new Xbox.
The PlayStation 5 has similarly been in short supply since Sony launched the next-gen console in November.
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.
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