We put a lot of focus on the PS5 and where players can find one, but the Xbox deserves some love too.
The Xbox Series X|S has the potential to be a sleeper console this generation, with many great games in development right now.
But, if you're still looking to grab a new Xbox then we've got you covered.
An Unlikely Retailer Has Stock
While many of us tend to look towards GAME, Amazon, Argos, Smyths etc for the latest stock, there are some companies out there that actually sell consoles and other hardware that most people don't pay attention to, including BT.
BT do sell gaming consoles, as well as games and PC hardware, but most people are unaware of this.
Looking at BT's shop, at the time of writing there are over 50 Xbox Series S console in stock.
The console retails for the standard £249.99 and comes with the new Series controller, which is an improved version of the previous Xbox One controller.
One thing to note is that the Xbox Series S is weaker than its Series X counterpart, targeting 1080p and 1440p rather than 4K and is also digital-only, but it is still an impressive console for the price.
With Xbox Game Pass there are plenty of games to choose from, over 400 in fact, as well as being able to purchase games from the Xbox Store.
The Series S only has 512GB of storage so grabbing a storage expansion is crucial for the console.
As a sole console, we would probably suggest waiting for the Series X to come back in stock, but this would make be a great choice to sit alongside a PlayStation 5 in anyone's TV unit.
Recently we have seen GAME, Argos, and Amazon all receive stock of the next-gen systems, but all quickly sold out, meaning buyers need to be quick if they stand any chance at grabbing a new console.
The best advice is to turn stock alerts on for every website that offers them.
Here is a list of most UK retailers that stock the new Xbox.
Xbox Series X
- Argos - £449.99
- Ebuyer - £449.99
- BT - £449.99
- John Lewis - £449
- Xbox,com - £449.99