Update: Argos Xbox Series X stock has now all been claimed, however, EE still has its big gaming bundle available. Head on over to the website (opens in new tab) now to claim it.
With Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard, the whole dynamic of the games industry is set to change monumentally over the next few years. Call of Duty as an Xbox exclusive, could you imagine it? To keep up with the latest stock drops, head on over to the official T3 Xbox Series X restock tracker.
Original Story: A limited number of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series X stock has gone live at several retailers. Head on over to either the Argos website (opens in new tab) or EE Shop (opens in new tab) to get a console secured. These likely won't be around for long, so don't wait!
Argos stock is only available via a handful of stores across the country, however, it's worth checking if your local retailer (opens in new tab) has any left. From our experience, we'd also recommend heading to the store in person for a better chance of success. The main offering is an Xbox Series X console bundle with an extra controller and Forza Horizon 5.
Similarly, EE is only open to those who hold an account holder on a pay-as-you-go monthly handset plan, identical to how it runs its PS5 system. The console must be added to your payment plan, instead of purchased outright. You also must be within the first 17 months of your contract, alongside being able to pass credit checks.
Right now, EE is offering a big gaming bundle (opens in new tab) with a standalone Xbox Series X console and a 24-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, meaning you get immediate access to over 100 games across console, PC and mobile as well as being able to play first-party Xbox games day and date on launch. Basically, you never need to buy another game for two years.
On top of this, Microsoft has its equally fantastic Xbox Series S all-digital console up for grabs too. Very has the standalone console live now, as well as an Xbox Series S bundle with three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Pretty sweet
If you do manage to secure an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, then you can start playing the latest, greatest games from Microsoft, including Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, Sea of Thieves, Gears 5, The Artful Escape, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Psychonauts 2, and more. Oh and if you didn't hear: Microsoft is set to acquire Activision Blizzard, so the likes of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater could all be Xbox exclusive in the future. Crazy, right?
Wait times can be anywhere up to 20 minutes on average, so like any console drop, patience and persistence are the keys to success. Although, queues look pretty decent right now (obviously this can change at a moment's notice). Don't refresh the screen either, just try to relax and before you know it you'll have that sweet, sweet confirmation message.
To find all of the latest restock news, head on over to T3's official Xbox Series X restock tracker. If the wait for Xbox's newest console is taking its toll, you can always check out T3's official PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch OLED restock trackers. Plenty of great consoles out there for all.