New Xbox Series X deal — free £25 gift card with refurbished consoles
Finding an Xbox Series X continues to prove a challenge, with stock shortages leaving Microsoft's latest gaming console a hot product across the globe. While we're starting to see improved availability, especially in the UK, high demand and supply shortages remain hurdles for most buyers in 2022. The Microsoft Store has now launched its first offer on refurbished Xbox Series X consoles, ideal for those left waiting to buy.
Various top UK retailers restocked Xbox Series X consoles on Monday, with Microsoft now following up with an offer on its refurbished devices. It's the first deal of its kind, granting UK customers a £30 discount on a used Xbox Series X console and a free £25 Xbox gift card.
Get a free £25 gift card with a refurbished Xbox Series X (opens in new tab)
Microsoft's refurbished Xbox Series X consoles offer a small saving, plus they're a little easier to find. You get a console, controller, and all required cables for a discounted rate, with a standard 12-month warranty on all items. This ongoing UK deal also includes a bonus £25 gift card — while supplies last.
The promotion runs through May 23, restricted to online UK orders. The same offer also applies to Xbox Series S consoles and Surface Pro 8 tablets purchased over the period. The included gift card can be used for Xbox digital games, subscriptions like Xbox Game Pass, and other purchases via the Xbox and Microsoft stores.
Microsoft started stocking refurbished Xbox Series X consoles this March, presenting an opportunity to score a small saving on second-hand devices. Refurbished Xbox Series X units start at £419.99 via the Microsoft Store, slashing £30 off the usual £450 RRP.
"Certified Refurbished" devices generally present a compelling avenue to obtain an Xbox Series X, available directly from Microsoft, with what it describes as a "complete refurbishment process" before shipping. The devices include a 12-month warranty as standard, with optional three-year Microsoft Complete coverage also available for £39.
The company seemingly maintains a high standard for refurbished hardware, and with Xbox Series X still relatively new to the market, those devices frequently include like-new and returned consoles at this time. With Xbox Series X demand unlikely to subside anytime soon, it's a chance to save on Microsoft's latest and greatest machine.
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Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.