Xbox Series X UK stock news
The next Xbox Series X stock event is coming to the UK this week, courtesy of Box.co.uk.
The good news is that, like past events, this one will be run as a ballot, meaning you won’t be waiting in a big queue.
Instead, gamers will need to sign up today via an email account to have a chance at buying a console.
Box has provided a 24-hour notice confirming that the next Xbox Series X stock ballot will be held on Friday, May 7.
It should also be noted that if you are successful in the ballot, the company will contact you directly via the email you share with them.
So anyone interested in throwing their hat into the ring will need to make sure they have all their information sorted on the official site.
A message explaining the ballot from Box.co.uk can be found here: “Box.co.uk have decided to run a ballot system for the new Xbox Series X while stock is in such constraint and demand is so high. The ballot system allows customers to sign up with their email address and name in order to be in with a chance of being selected at random to purchase a console.
“We will contact all lucky customers by email, instructing them on how to purchase their Xbox Series X console.
“If you, unfortunately, don’t get selected then you will be automatically entered into the next ballot draw.
“The ballot will close when supply can keep up with demand. Upon which we will email all contacts to inform them of the closure of the ballot system and that plentiful stock is available at box.co.uk for anyone still looking to purchase a console.
“As we receive each wave of stock, a ballot will be drawn from the remaining customers within the ballot who have not already been invited to purchase. We will announce each draw 24 hours before it happens via our social media channels.”
Xbox Series X stock has dragged behind demand from consumers all year, leaving many gamers unable to upgrade.
And it isn’t just Microsoft fans struggling, with PS5 restock events drying up during April 2021.
The good news is that thousands of more consoles are expected to arrive during May 2021, although a big stock drop has yet to materialise.
There were hopes that something would be coming this week from Argos, Very or GAME, kicking off before Friday, May 7.
However, nothing has been revealed yet and it looks like the first major stock drop will be happening next week.
Argos, Very, GAME and John Lewis are expected to be among the first to offer PS5 stock, with thousands of consoles expected to be included.
Smyths Toys have also indicated that they will be dropping new PlayStation 5 stock at some point in May.
However, even with these new consoles hitting digital shelves this month, supply is still not going to be able to keep up with demand.
Shortages in the production chain have led to mass problems in the tech field and these issues are expected to continue throughout 2021.
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