The Xbox Series X and S are both out now, but both consoles are still surprisingly tricky to actually buy. We're keeping tabs on all the retailers offering the devices and will keep you updated as soon as stock is re-introduced. 

Pre-orders sold out across the board almost instantly, and so did the day one launch stock - so here are all the stores to keep checking for when more stock comes in.

In the UK, Currys PC World currently has Series S stock, with next-day delivery available for £5.

Read our Xbox Series X 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/US$499. This is 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/S launch stock has already been and gone. Don't give up hope though! Keep an eye on the following retailers. We'll also be updating you if new stock becomes available again.

As mentioned above, the best bet right now if you want a Series S in the UK is Currys, which has stock of the cheaper Xbox at the time of writing, with next-day delivery for £5 or free delivery if you're happy to wait.

If you can find it in stock you'll also be able to buy it on a pay monthly basis via the Xbox All Access program, which bundles both the console 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 separately. Pick it up from Smyths or Game.

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.

If you get really desperate, you can always just sit on Twitch. A new Twitch channel has been set up that simply displays the results of a script that is constantly checking Xbox and PS5 stock at a range of retailers - mostly in the US, but Amazon UK and Game are in the mix too.

UK retailers

These are the best UK retailers to check:

US retailers

Meanwhile, in the US, we'd recommend checking these retailers often:

Don't expect it to be easy to find even then though - Xbox head Phil Spencer told the Dropped Frames podcast that stock shortages are likely to continue for "a few months."

"We know what our supply will look like basically for the rest of the year. We're going to have more demand than we do supply," Spencer said.

Microsoft CFO Tim Stuart echoed those thoughts at the Jefferies Interactive Entertainment Virtual Conference. "I think we'll continue to see supply shortages as we head into the post-holiday quarter, so Microsoft's Q3, calendar Q1," Stuart said.

He did at least add a prediction as to when stock will be more readily available, but the bad news is you'll be waiting until late spring from the sounds of things.

"And then when we get to Q4, all of our supply chain continuing to go full speed heading into kind of the pre-summer months...We'll have supply cranking over the next, what, 4, 5, 6 months. And that's when I expect to see really that demand profile start to be met."

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

For the games that are available and enhanced for the new console from day one, check out our dedicated Xbox Series X launch game list.