THE new Xbox Series X console sold out within minutes this morning after the console launched at online stores.
In the UK, retailers including Game, Argos and Currys are all out of stock, with some saying the console won’t be available again until next month.
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Amazon, John Lewis, Very, AO and even Microsoft’s online store also ran dry shortly after orders opened at 8am UK time (3am ET) on Tuesday.
Boasting 8K graphics and a powerful processor that almost eliminates loading times, it’s no surprise the console flew from the shelves.
You may still be able to get your hands on one in time for Christmas – though you’ll have to pay through the nose for it on eBay.
Angry gamers took to Twitter to voice their frustrations at missing out on the £449 machine.
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“Holy f**king s**t am I going to be able to get the goddamn Xbox series X it’s 5:39 in the morning and they’re already sold out,” one person fumed.
Another whined: “I want the series x and then it all sold out in 30s no more stock thanks is that how you treat your xbox supporters and fans of 15 yrs.”
Others have pleaded with retailers to give them a console in time for Christmas.
“Really, really need to get my hands on #Xbox Series X before Xmas for my son! How? Where? All sold out in the UK,” one Twitter user sent to the official Xbox UK account.
Series X sold out – what happened?
Microsoft released two new consoles – the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S – worldwide on November 10.
Pre-orders for the gaming machines opened in September and sold out within minutes. Stock remains in short supply.
Some shops opened up additional sales at 8am UK time (3am ET) on launch day, though they appear to have already sold out.
However, some places are already offering pre-orders for the next round of stock, which is expected to arrive next month.
Due to sky-high demand and the coronavirus pandemic, most retailers are only selling the consoles online.
That means you can’t walk into a store and grab one, unless you pre-ordered a console online.
In the UK, your best chance of grabbing an Xbox Series X/S now is to pre-order one from one of the links below.
Consoles have also begun appearing on eBay at hugely inflated prices, with one console selling for more than twice the £449 RRP.
Xbox Series X and Series S links for UK gamers
- Amazon (sold out)
- AO (sold out)
- Argos (sold out)
- Currys (sold out)
- GAME (sold out, restock due December 18)
- John Lewis (sold out)
- Microsoft (sold out)
- Smyths Toys (sold out, restock due this month)
- Very (sold out)
Xbox Series X and Series S links for US gamers
- Amazon (sold out)
- Best Buy (sold out)
What are the Xbox Series X and Series S?
The Xbox Series X and Series S are the latest consoles from Microsoft.
They’re the follow ups to the Xbox One X and Xbox One S respectively.
The Series X is all about power and performance, and is said to be so fast that it virtually eliminates loading times.
It’s capable of processing games in glorious 8K definition and can render huge virtual worlds not seen in any console before it.
The Series S is a bit smaller and cheaper, with lower specs and no disc tray.
Gamers have to download all of the titles they want instead of buying physical copies.
Both consoles launched November 10 worldwide.