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Xbox Series S is available to buy at these stores right now

Consoles available at Amazon and John Lewis with delivery by Christmas.

The Xbox Series S is back in stock at John Lewis in the UK - and this time the console seems to be available for more than two minutes.

Usually, I'd keep these stock updates to the Jelly Deals Twitter, but the Series S has (surprisingly) been available to buy for most of the afternoon. If you've been trying to get one for the last few months, here's your best chance before Christmas.

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Since launch, we've seen that the Series S has been much easier to get hold of compared to the Series X. According to Microsoft, the release of both consoles has been the biggest Xbox launch ever, so it's not as if people don't want it. Perhaps, as the least expensive of the next-gen machines, it makes sense for Microsoft to prioritise getting it out there for the Christmas sales period.

It's clear, though, that demand for the Xbox Series X is still very high. Stock of the more powerful console has been popping up in stores in the US this week such as Best Buy and Walmart. Meanwhile, in the UK, online tech retailer Box will be drawing its ballot for its next batch of Xbox Series X consoles in the coming days. As for other retailers, we just don't know if any will be available before the year is out.

And then there's the PS5, which has been out of stock pretty much everywhere for weeks.

In any case, you can regularly check in on our dedicated page to Xbox Series X/S stock news for the latest updates on availability.

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