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Happy Black Friday, one and all! Ja, we know the sales have been going on for three weeks now already, but today is the big day itself and we’re in a celebratory mood. Hopefully this will encourage retailers to announce new Xbox series X stock…
Speaking of the Xbox series X, it’s now over a year old and has been breaking sales records all over the place these last 12 maande, but despite its apparent success the Xbox series X is still almost impossible to find in stock anywhere in the UK, beide aanlyn en in die winkel.
Bottlenecks in the manufacturing process as a result of a worldwide supply chain crisis and chip shortage have slowed the production of Microsoft’s next-generation console to a trickle, leaving shoppers in the UK wondering where to buy an Xbox.
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The smaller, less powerful and much cheaper Xbox series S is easier to find in stock, but the more advanced Xbox-reeks X sells out within minutes of hitting the shelves. Knowing when and where the newest Xbox will be restocked next is key to grabbing one before they sell out again.
Dit is hoekom ons ons Xbox-voorraadwaarskuwings liveblog bekendgestel het. As jy wonder waar om vandag 'n Xbox-reeks X in die Verenigde Koninkryk te koop, ons is hier om te help. Hieronder, ons sal jou opdateer met die nuutste lewendige hervoorraadopdaterings sodra dit gebeur, asook enige nuus oor voorspelde hervoorraaddatums, nuwe speletjies en bykomstighede en mylpaalgebeurtenisse.
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- Waar om Xbox Series X te koop: Volg groot Britse kleinhandelaars
Kyk hieronder na voorraad van Britse Xbox-reeks X-kleinhandelaars:
Xbox Series X console is in stock at Asda!
We’re hearing that the UK supermarket has restocked the Xbox series X console.
Go go go!
The console is available with Xbox All Access, which is an alternative to paying full price and lets you spread the expense out over two years.
It costs £28.99 per month and includes 24 months of Game Pass Ultimate, the Netflix-style games on demand service that usually costs £10.99 when purchased separately.
That’s £713 worth of stuff for £696, so represents good value for anyone hunting for an Xbox series X.
Why are games console stocks so low?
If you’re new to the Xbox Series X/PlayStation 5 hunt, firstly, welcome to the dance and, secondly, you might be interested in my explainer below looking into the reasons behind this most frustrating phenomenon.
What is at the heart of it and when will the situation be resolved?
Sony’s in-demand games console dogged by semiconductor shortage since November launch
The Xbox series X headsets to look out for
The series X is often bundled with a gaming headset to bump up the price and stave off scalpers.
The console doesn’t come with its own headset, but it’s compatible with all existing headsets for the Xbox One. The Xbox wireless controller (£54.99, Currys.co.uk) also has a headphone jack, so you can plug in your regular headphones to have game audio play through them rather than your TV, which is ideal if you’re sharing a room with somebody you don’t want to disturb.
If you need to upgrade or you don’t have your own headset yet, Microsoft sells the wireless Xbox series X headset separately (£89.99, Game.co.uk). Lots of third-party manufacturers make Xbox compatible headsets too.
JenniferAllen has rounded up the best gaming headsets you can buy today.
Immerse yourself in play with these top gaming headsets for Xbox, PS5, PC en meer, beskikbaar vanaf Amazon, Argos and Currys
The best VPN for the Xbox series X
If you stream Netflix on your Xbox, a virtual private network (VPN) allows you to spoof your location and access movies and TV shows not normally available in your country.
You can’t install a VPN directly to an Xbox series X, but you can install one on your laptop and route your console’s internet connection through that. You can also install some VPNs on routers to cover all of your devices in one go.
A slow VPN will hinder your online gaming, so to keep your Xbox series X running at peak performance you’ll want to make sure the VPN you choose is fast and responsive enough to avoid lag and dropouts when playing online.
Check out Alex Lee’s round-up of the best VPNs for torrenting, streaming and gaming below.
The best VPN services on your iPhone, Firestick, Android and more in the UK for Netflix and streaming, including ProtonVPN, ExpressVPN, NordVPN and CyberGhost
What’s the difference between Xbox series X and series S?
There are two next-gen Xboxes, the less powerful Xbox series S and the top-of-the-range Xbox series X.
All Xbox games old and new will run on both consoles, though on the less powerful Xbox series S the overall graphics quality will be dialled down.
The Xbox series S does not have a disc drive, has half the storage capacity and can only play downloaded games.
It is also much easier to find in stock than the series X and is also cheaper, kos slegs £249 (Amazon.co.uk).
Here are the details, if you’re into comparing teraflops.
Xbox series S specs:
- CPU: Custom Zen 2 8-core CPU
- GPU: 4 TFLOPS, 20 CUS
- Memory: 10GB GDDR6
- Berging: 512GB SSD
- Resolution: 1440p at 60fps
Xbox series X specs:
- CPU: AMD 8-core Zen 2 @ 3.8 GHz
- GPU: 12TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz
- Memory: 16GB GDDR6
- Berging: 1TB custom WD SSD, optional 1T
- Resolution: 4K at 60fps
How to buy an Xbox series X online
While there are no restocks to report on so far this Black Friday, let’s go over some of basic tips when it comes to securing a console.
Preparation is key to success, and there are a bunch of things you can do right now to ensure you’re ready when the next restock happens.
- Register an account and save your payment details at each of the retailers that stock the Xbox series X. They’re listed in the main article above
- Are you a BT customer, or know somebody who is? Register your interest on the BT site to get exclusive access to BT’s next drop
- Download each retailer’s app (if they have one) and add the Xbox series X to your wish list or “save for later” list
- When the console drops, use the link in your wish list to add the Xbox to your trolley – this usually has a higher success rate than navigating through the website
- Keep note of the prices of bundles to ensure you’re getting a good deal. Rounding up, the console itself is £450, controllers are £50, the official headset is £90, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs £11 per month. Newly released game are £60, but retailers usually bundle older games with the console
- The pay-as-you-go Xbox All Access programme is good value for money, so long as you don’t already have a Game Pass subscription
Did you know you can play Xbox games on your laptop?
It’s true! Jy het nie eintlik 'n Xbox-reeks X nodig om Xbox-reeks X-speletjies te speel nie, just a fast enough internet connection and a compatible streaming device.
Xbox Cloud Gaming stroom speletjies vanaf Microsoft se bedieners na jou konsole, skootrekenaar of foon, via jou internetblaaier of die Xbox-toepassing.
How does cloud gaming work? Well it’s basically like being on a Zoom call with a game that you’re controlling, wat beteken dat jy met die druk van 'n knoppie in nuwe speletjies kan spring eerder as om vir 'n installasie te wag.
Wolkspeletjies vereis 'n lidmaatskap van Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (£32,99, Argos.co.uk), wat op aanvraag toegang tot meer as ontsluit 100 speletjies. Gelukkig, ordentlike skootrekenaars is baie makliker om te vind as die Xbox-reeks X.
As jy daaraan dink om op te gradeer, kyk na ons lys van die beste skootrekenaars in 2021.
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Die beste TV's vir speletjies op Xbox-reeks X
Om die meeste uit die Xbox-reeks X te kry, you’ll need a 4K television.
Baie volgende generasie speletjies laat jou toe om te kies tussen 'n prestasiemodus en 'n grafiese modus. The former downgrades the visuals slightly for smoother framerates, while the latter mode enables higher resolutions and more fancy effects at the expense of framerate.
If your TV only goes up to 1080px, jy sal nie die meeste uit jou nuwe Xbox-reeks X kry nie.
Om jou te help om jou stel op te gradeer sonder om die bank te breek, ons het 'n lys saamgestel van die beste 4K TV-aanbiedings vir vermaak, flieks en speletjies.
The best Xbox series X games to play right now
Have you managed to grab an Xbox already? Great work! Wel, in that case, you might like to have a gander at our round-up of the best Xbox series X games to decide which one to play first.
Both the Xbox series X and the PlayStation 5 have endured a slow launch, with the global coronavirus pandemic putting the brakes on development of many new titles. You’ll notice that many of the best Xbox series X games are upgraded and remastered versions of Xbox One games, but there are some genuine next-gen experiences to be enjoyed already.
Wondering which to play next? Here’s Steve Hogarty’s list of the best Xbox series X games of 2021, van Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla aan Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Wondering what to play next? Here’s our list of the best Xbox series X games of 2021, from Forza Horizon 4 to Halo: The Master Chief Collection
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