Out immediately and virtually out of inventory (pic: Microsoft)
The subsequent gen Xbox consoles are launched immediately and if you happen to’re fortunate it’s possible you’ll even have the ability to choose one up with no pre-order.
The Xbox Series X formally launches immediately, within the UK and elsewhere, which suggests in a really perfect world you’d simply have the ability to stroll right into a retailer and choose one up off the shelf. However due to COVID and restricted inventory you’ll be able to’t do both of these two issues.
Nonetheless, some shops have gotten consoles obtainable on-line, so there’s a likelihood to get fortunate. Amazon doesn’t have both the Xbox Collection X or S and neither does GAME however at time of writing John Lewis has each in inventory and so does Asda.
In the meantime, though Microsoft and Very has offered out of Xbox Collection X they do nonetheless have Xbox Collection S obtainable, however in all probability not for lengthy.
Xbox Collection X consoles to purchase now within the UK
Xbox Collection S consoles to purchase now within the UK
It’s not in inventory to purchase immediately however you’ll be able to pre-order the Xbox Series S at GAME, although you’ll be able to’t for the Xbox Collection X in the intervening time.
The Microsoft Retailer can be nonetheless selling Xbox All Access, the place you’ll be able to pay for both console in instalments, however since GAME and Smyths – who’re each out of inventory – are dealing with the scheme for them within the UK that doesn’t actually assist in the brief time period.
There’s nothing in any respect uncommon about any of this, on the subject of console launches, and most retailers will virtually actually get additional inventory in throughout the run-up to Christmas, though it’ll nonetheless in all probability be pretty restricted till subsequent 12 months.
The PlayStation 5 will little question be in an analogous place when it launches on November 19 within the UK (it’s out on Thursday exterior of Europe) however GAME has already stated it’ll have extra consoles to promote on the day.
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