The Xbox Series X and S are both out now, and while the premium Series X is still hard to get hold of, the cheaper Series S is in stock in many stores.

We're keeping tabs on all the retailers offering the devices and will keep you updated as soon as stock of the Series X is re-introduced. 

The very first orders sold out almost instantly, and the same has happened basically every time since the consoles went on sale in November 2020 - so here are all the stores to keep checking for when more stock comes in.

Read our Xbox Series X review or Series S review if you want to know what we think, or read on for where to buy one.

How much do the Xbox Series X & Series S cost?

The Xbox Series X costs £449/$499. That's the same price as the previous-gen Xbox One X, and the same price as the PS5.

The more affordable Xbox Series S, which is 60% smaller than the Series X, costs £249/$299.

Where to buy the Xbox Series X/S

Xbox Series X

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Above you'll find the latest prices for the Series X from retailers that have it in stock, and here are the current prices for the cheaper Series S:

Xbox Series S

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

Xbox Series X and S consoles go quickly, and most stores which offer the consoles to buy outright are out of stock at the time of writing - though we're seeing Series S stock more readily available.

At this rate, you might have an easier time finding an Xbox Series X mini fridge than an actual Series X console.

These are the best UK retailers to check:

In the UK, Box is still running its ongoing ballot for the Series X, with hopeful buyers able to register in advance for free. Whenever Box gets Xbox stock in, it runs a ballot and draws names that get the chance to buy a console - saving you from sitting in a queue to buy. You can sign up at any time, with the ballots themselves run at set points and announced 24 hours in advance. Even better, signing up once earns you a spot in every future ballot - not just the next one.

Naturally, consoles are also available on eBay if you don't mind paying a little extra and taking a risk on a dodgy deal.

Buying the Xbox Series X/S on monthly plans

If you can find it in stock, you'll also be able to buy the consoles on a pay monthly basis via the Xbox All Access program, which bundles the system with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for £28.99/$34.99 per month with no upfront cost. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs £10.99/$14.99 per month if you pay for it separately, so it really is a pretty good deal.

4gadgets and Game both offer the consoles through All Access, though neither has stock at the time of writing. 

BT also announced that its broadband and mobile customers can buy the Xbox Series X (or Series S) through their MyBT account while existing EE customers can spread the cost of the new Xbox consoles by adding it to their mobile contract.

Buy a Series X through Xbox Insider

US Xbox One owners can now apply to buy a Series X or Series S directly from Microsoft through the new Console Purchase Pilot, open to members of the Xbox Insider Program.

This isn't an option in the UK yet, but we're pretty hopeful that it will be before too long.

If you're not already an Xbox Insider you can sign up by downloading the Xbox Insider Hub on either your Xbox One or a Windows 10 PC.

Conveniently, that's also the app through which you can register for the Console Purchase Pilot, though not every applicant will be accepted.

Hopefully this pilot will be a success and Microsoft will roll the system out worldwide - but in the meantime, if you're already an Xbox One owner it definitely makes sense to join Xbox Insider now to be ready if and when the reservation scheme expands.