Microsoft has now launched the Xbox One in the UK - a week before Sony's PlayStation 4 goes on sale.
Both next-gen consoles will run games like Watch Dogs, Destiny and Battlefield 4. But the Xbox One ships with a Kinect motion sensor as standard and has a greater digital media focus.
With launch day behind us, you can now order an Xbox One and stand a good chance of getting it before Christmas (or in some cases, before the end of the year). These Christmas delivery dates mark the arrival of the second wave of stock from Microsoft, but the challenge is getting one without paying over the odds for a console that's often part of a higher-priced bundle.
Unless you want a bundle that is. Like most console launches, buying options range from the big websites like Amazon and Tesco Direct to indie sellers like simplygames.com. On its own, the Xbox One has an RRP of £429.99, but bundles are available that can jack this price up as high as £650. Some are good value. Some aren't and have been marked up to catch out desperate buyers.
As you'll see, packs range from Standard Edition packs with a free game (such as FIFA 14, Ryse: Son of Rome or Forza 5) or Xbox One packs that come with two or three extras, such as a free game, an extra controller and an Xbox Live subscription. Obviously, the higher-priced bundles aren't selling out as quickly as the £429-£449 packs.
We've rounded up all of the current deals in this article, which we'll keep updating so you know just where to get the best deal on an Xbox One.
Look around and you'll find other retailers also offering pre- and post-Christmas Xbox One deliveries. Zavvi has a basic £429.99 machine - "stock not available for launch day, order now for December delivery."
After launch day, retailers will be concentrating on delivering post-launch Xbox One stock to their customers in time for Christmas. Some big names, however, have simply run out of consoles. Argos is empty, simplygames.com are out of all their many bundles, Toys R Us and Gamestop are currently Xbox One wastelands. The situation might change and we'll keep you updated if they do.
Our advice? If you want an Xbox One, don't hesitate in ordering one. The longer you leave it, the fewer your options will become and there will come a point when only the high-priced bundles remain on retailers' virtual shelves. If you don't manage to get an Xbox One before Christmas, there might be some extra stock floating around early in the new year. But a March delivery date looks like the next milestone.