Xbox Series X price, bundles, and deals – get the latest updates on stock

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Hoping to find the lowest Xbox Series X price and the best Xbox Series X deals? You’re in the right place. Our bargain-hunters have been busy looking for any offers they can find on Microsoft’s next-gen console, and these deals are posted below.

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In theory, anyway. Although there’s a lot of appetite for Xbox Series X deals, it’s been very difficult to get hold of so far. Stock has been frustratingly low, too – the next-gen console normally appears in very small numbers and is snapped up almost instantly. Considering the unexpectedly reasonable Xbox Series X price ($499.99 in the US or £449.99 in the UK), that shouldn’t be a surprise. A positive reception overall (one shared by our Xbox Series X review) has built up hype even more.

Sadly, things aren’t set to improve any time soon. Despite promises that Microsoft is “working as hard as it can” to produce more Xbox Series X/S consoles, the situation may not change for months;  unfortunately for us, the company has since stated that Xbox Series X supply will be low until April at least. 

But this scarcity doesn’t mean you should give up hope. Stock does appear every now and then if you know where to look, and we’re here to help with that. Want a chance to buy Xbox Series X? Bookmark this page for regular updates. Besides manually searching for the best Xbox Series X price ourselves, our dedicated software is updated every 30 minutes with any Xbox Series X deals that become available. 

Just move fast when you see an Xbox Series X deal. They’ll get snapped up quickly, so you can’t afford to wait. Make sure you’ve signed up for stock alerts, too – that’ll give you a much needed heads-up as to when you need to be hitting that refresh button.

The latest Xbox Series X deals

Considering the level of demand, it’ll be interesting to see how Microsoft’s console does in the coming months. How will Series X sales compare to the cheaper Xbox Series S? Will it do better than its rival, the PS5? With the PS5 price being identical to the Series X, it might be a close-run race.

Either way, we win as gamers. For starters, the Xbox Series X price and PS5 cost won’t break the bank as much as we’d feared. Secondly, the wealth of new games we’re getting for both systems are looking fantastic. That includes the Viking-themed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, a brand-new Fable that returns the series to its roleplaying roots, and Obsidian’s latest RPG, a first-person fantasy adventure called Avowed.

For more details on getting the best Xbox Series X price, bundles, and deals, read on. And if you want more info on the next-gen console, don’t forget to check in with our feature covering everything you need to know about Xbox Series X.

Xbox Series X deals and bundles – US

Bad news, folks – there aren’t any Xbox Series X deals right now. The next-gen console is still very difficult to get hold of, and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. 

You shouldn’t throw in the towel just yet, though. Retailers are putting new units up for sale without warning, so it’s worth checking in with the stores we’ve listed below. They’re probably going to get fresh stock before anyone else, so be sure to keep an eye on them over the next few weeks.

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Xbox Series X | $499.99 at Amazon

Alright, so our top pick won’t come as a surprise to anyone. But hear us out. As the biggest kid on the retailer block, Amazon is likely to get more stock in for Xbox Series X before everyone else. But there’s a downside. Because it’s the go-to destination for most shoppers, competition will be fierce. That means you’ll need to be quick, so keep refreshing the page every now and then and be ready to pounce if more consoles become available. We’d also recommend being signed in ahead of time, allowing you to avoid any potential hold-ups.

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Xbox Series X | $499.99 at Microsoft

If in doubt, go straight to the source. In a turn of events that will surprise precisely no-one, Microsoft has been one of the most consistent when it comes to Xbox Series X stock. It’s also likely to get more in before everyone else, so keep an eye out. Plus, we’ve spotted a few bundles via their official store. If you want an extra controller to go with your console, this is a good way to get it.

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Xbox Series X | $499.99 at Best Buy

As one of the biggest retailers in the country, Best Buy is a good bet for stock when it comes to the Xbox Series X. It’s a shopping mainstay, and that means it’s sure to get lots of the console in. What’s more, it has the option of in-store pickups as well. That makes it a real contender, and one to consider if you don’t think you’ll be home for delivery of your next-gen console.

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Xbox Series X | $499.99 at B&H Photo

While it’s an unusual choice of retailer for Xbox Series X deals, that may actually work in your favor. You see, other shoppers might not think to look there, giving you an advantage when it comes to securing your own console. That said, we don’t expect B&H Photo to have much stock. That means you’ll need to move fast to ensure you don’t miss out.

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Xbox Series X | $499.99 at Newegg

Newegg may be an unusual pick for Xbox Series X deals, but that’s what makes it worth considering. The site is more commonly known for PC components and laptops, so keeping an eye on it means you’ll be up against less competition. Theoretically, anyway.

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Xbox Series X deals and bundles – UK

At the time of writing, there aren’t any Xbox Series X deals – the console is still unavailable. However, that can change at a moment’s notice. New units go up for sale with almost no warning, so we’d recommend checking in every now and then with the retailers we’ve listed below. They’re the most likely to get fresh stock so are your best chance of getting an Xbox Series X deal. 

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Xbox Series X | £449.99 at Amazon

Amazon is always a solid bet when it comes to console deals, and we don’t expect it to disappoint with the Xbox Series X. Well, when it gets more stock, that is. The retail giant has been struggling to get more Xbox Series X in, so it’s worth checking back every now and then to see if any offers are available. As ever, you’ll need to be very quick to secure them – we suspect more than a few people will be camping on the listing page to see if pre-orders come back into stock.

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Xbox Series X | £449.99 Microsoft

For the best chance of an Xbox Series X pre-order, we’d suggest Microsoft. It was the most reliable source of deals when pre-orders started, and stock lasted the longest there as well. With that in mind, we expect its online store to get more stock in soon. After all, this is the company behind the machine. If anyone is going to get more consoles ahead of launch, surely it’ll be Microsoft.

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Xbox Series X | £449.99 Currys PC World Currys is a good choice when it comes to Xbox Series X pre-orders. Thanks to its size and presence on the UK high street, it’s likely to get more stock in. That’s in spite of the pandemic, too. It consistently offered deals throughout the Covid-19 lockdown on rare items like the Nintendo Switch, a console few other retailers seemed able to secure.

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Xbox Series X | £449 at John Lewis John Lewis may not be the first retailer you think of when it comes to Xbox Series X, but it’s definitely one to keep in mind. It offers a two year warranty as standard on electronics, whereas most retailers only provide one. That makes it a real winner in our books, especially because new consoles can be so unpredictable. A word of caution, though. Surprisingly, the store wasn’t well stocked with PS5s when pre-orders for that console started, so it might be missing some Xbox Series X deals too.

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Xbox Series X | £449.99 at Argos As another mainstay of the UK high street, Argos is going to be a retailer that’s probably going to get more Xbox Series X stock on launch day and beyond. However, as with every other retailer here, expect there to be fierce competition for new consoles hitting shelves. You’ll need to be very quick to get your hands on any stock that comes in.

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Bundle deals

Will Xbox Series X bundles appear over the next few months? You can bet your bottom dollar on it. We don’t know for sure what will be included, especially on the US side of things, but it’s possible to make a few educated guesses. A certain little game called Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is out now, for example, and it’s closely followed by Cyberpunk 2077. They’re strong candidates for bundle inclusion as a result.

You shouldn’t expect big discounts, though. We don’t normally see price-drops in the early days of a console’s life-cycle, so Xbox Series X deals are probably going to be a similar price to buying the console and games separately. If anything, it’s more likely that retailers will slash prices on extras like Xbox Live Gold deals or a few free months of Xbox Game Pass.

Don’t expect Halo Infinite to arrive alongside the console before the end of 2021, either. The game has been significantly delayed, so Master Chief’s latest mission won’t team up with any bundles or Xbox Series X deals before then. The same can be said of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 due to its vague release window.

Still, there are other ways to save money if cost is on your mind. More specifically, some games will cross the generational gap. For example, you can get your hands on a next-gen upgrade of games like Avengers for free if you already own a copy on Xbox One or PS4. That’s an easy way to save on cash right away, and it’s also something we hope to see more of as launch day draws closer. Especially because Microsoft is reportedly telling developers that Xbox Series X game upgrades have to be free.

For other possible bundle inclusions, take a look at our roundup of upcoming Xbox Series X games for a clearer picture.

Accessories and games

As we laid out in our overview of PS5 vs Xbox Series X, a $499 / £500 price point for both consoles puts them on a level playing field. Xbox has one major advantage, though. The sting of the Xbox Series X price could well be softened by Microsoft putting so much stock into supporting Xbox Series X backward compatibility

Think about it. After paying for a console, you’d normally have to factor in a couple of launch games purpose-built to sell the system along with new controllers, subscriptions, and whatever extras the publishers are pushing. With Xbox Series X, all of your existing Xbox One peripherals and services are forwards compatible. That means all your achievements, progression, controllers, service subscriptions, Xbox One headsets, and other accessories move forward to Series X. We’ve already started rounding up the best Xbox Series X headsets too as many of the top audio-brands have confirmed which current models will work on the new console.

The console will also let you play existing games via both the optical disc drive and digital download, not to mention Game Pass. That allows you to save a couple of hundred dollars right off the bat. Particularly if you were holding off for next-gen versions of Cyberpunk, Assassin’s Creed, or Avengers.

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Alright, $500 / £450 / $749 is a hefty chunk of cash to spend on a next-gen console. But you don’t necessarily have to pay it off in one go. Enter Microsoft’s fancy Xbox All Access system. This is a payment plan, and it allows you to get an Xbox Series X for a monthly fee spread over two years. It’ll set you back $34.99 per month in the US, £28.99p/m in the UK, and $46p/m in Australia. 

Interestingly, Xbox All Access doesn’t just get you the console. It also offers 24 months of Game Pass Ultimate as well. Because Game Pass is a bit like Netflix for gaming (with well over 100 games and counting), that’s a solid deal. Particularly due to the fact that new Xbox exclusive games like Halo will appear on Game Pass for free on the day of release. 

Thanks to this, Xbox All Access might be one of the more sensible options when it comes to buying an Xbox Series X. Indeed, it saves you money in the long run. Sure, you’re only getting a small amount knocked off the overall price, but it’s still cheaper than buying the console and two years of Game Pass separately.

However, be advised that you won’t find Xbox All Access in many stores besides Microsoft. GameStop fills that role in the US, and Game or Smyths have the honor in the UK.

What’s the difference between Series X and Series S?

Should you pick up an Xbox Series X or a Series S? And just what is the difference, anyway? As we explained in our Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S feature, it’s a lot simpler than it seems. In a nutshell, both run the same next-gen games… but the Series S can’t display them in super-sharp 4K resolution. What’s more, it doesn’t have a disc drive.

Why? It’s all about accessibility. In short, the Xbox Series S is designed as an entry-level console or for those on a budget – it makes next-gen accessible for as many people as possible. That’s why Microsoft has thrown some features overboard. The tech dedicated to making 4K possible isn’t needed, so ditching that extra power lowers the overall cost. Similarly, removing a disc drive is likely to shunt the cost down even further.

All the same, we wouldn’t say the Series S is the ‘better’ choice. Although the Series X is more expensive, it’s arguably the full next-gen experience. If you have a 4K TV, games will look better with the Series X. There are no two ways about it. We have a suspicion they may load faster and run ever so slightly better, too.

In addition, the lack of a Series S disc drive isn’t ideal. Digital games are almost always more expensive than physical ones in the long run, so it’s actually not as good value for money as it seems. Especially because the console’s internal storage is only 500GB. In fact, it’s more like 350GB once you remove operating system demands. Considering how games like Call of Duty Warzone take up almost 200GB by themselves, it necessitates splashing out on an extra hard drive. That, or constantly deleting your old games to make room for new ones.

The Series X is a superior choice if you want to future-proof yourself, too. We’ll be in a far better position to enjoy the advanced games that’ll come later in the generation with a Series X. Namely, its specs are to die for. Much like the 4K-ready Xbox One X before it, the Series X features eight Zen 2 CPU cores at 3.8GHz, a mighty 12 teraFLOPS of graphical power, a 1TB NVMe SSD, and 16GB of DDR6 RAM.

Wondering what all that means? For starters, it’ll result in a smoother and more detailed experience than you’ve ever seen on a console before. Additionally, your games will have shockingly fast loading times. We’re talking seconds instead of minutes, here. That’s a huge deal.

What’s more, the AMD Zen 2 computer processing unit and Navi chipset are apparently 10% better than the already powerful GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card. This will allow the new Xbox to pull off real-time ray tracing, a more realistic lighting system that’s usually the preserve of high-end PCs. This is a machine that natively supports up to 8K resolution and 120 frames-per-second, too. According to Microsoft, the Series X’s blisteringly fast RAM will also “usher in resolution and framerates we’ve never seen before.”

Honestly, we’re lucky that the Xbox Series X price isn’t higher with such an impressive spec sheet – its tech puts the Series X on par with the very best gaming PCs.

Want to know more? Take a look at our in-depth Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S feature.

If you want to check out what you’ll be playing next-gen, head on over to our guide to the Xbox Series X games coming our way. Or if you want to keep things current-gen, we also have a list of upcoming Xbox One games.