Microsoft Announces Xbox One X, Coming November 7th

Posted on June 11, 2017 by Brad Sams in Games with 25 Comments

The wait is finally over, Microsoft has revealed the final name for the Xbox Scorpio and the company will be calling the next-gen console Xbox One X. The announcement was made during the company’s E3 event being held today in Los Angeles.

The company says the device will be released on November 7th worldwide. This should put to bed the fear that many expected the company to roll out the release like they traditionally do with hardware but that’s not the case here; Microsoft has not yet officially detailed all of the launch regions at this time.

This Xbox One X is also the smallest Xbox the company has ever created as well. Considering that the heat output from the CPU will be much higher with 4k resolutions, the company is using thermal techniques typically used on servers for the CPU which includes liquid cooling.

As expected, the company says that all peripherals will be backward and forwards compatibility and of course, all games will work forward and backward as well.

If you are looking to buy an Xbox One, it will set you back $499. That’s a steep price for a console but it’s also the most powerful console available. The good news here is that if you are not going to buy the One X, you can pick up an Xbox One S for $249 and be able to play all the games shown off at the conference.


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26 responses to “Microsoft Announces Xbox One X, Coming November 7th”

  1. mebby

    Interesting. Thanks, Brad! Now go enjoy your Sunday with your family.

    6 teraflops GPU1.172ghz

    12gb GDDR5 memory

    326GB memory bandwidth

    8 million pixels HDR

    Dolby Atmos

    4k UHD BluRay player

    Smallest Xbox console ever

  2. SvenJ

    Well thank goodness they aren't wasting money on high priced marketing firms to come up with names. Hey, what should we call this release after the Creator's Update that comes out in the fall? How about Fall Creators Update? Done. Hey we had an Xbox One, which wasn't real the first one, but it sounded good. Then me made it smaller so...XBox One S? How about this new thing? Well, it's X'er. So....

    Actually I think names are only brilliant in hindsight, when the product takes off. If it doesn't, clearly it was because of the bad name? iPod, brilliant, right? Zune, sucks, right?

    • Angusmatheson

      In reply to SvenJ:

      what is wonderful about iPod is that is referra back to the Apple product before the iMac. It also lead to naming lots of products after that - iPhone, iPad, homepod. I don't know how Zune speaks of the history of Windows, or how it lead to naming of windows phone. Maybe they could have figured something else had it have been a runaway success. Zune phone? Phune? Zone?

      • SvenJ

        In reply to Angusmatheson: Just saying, iWhatever became iconic. It wasn't inherently a compelling name, or naming convention. It was brilliant in that it allowed the subsequent branding. MS didn't really have anything like that. The Zune couldn't really be Windows Media Player Portable, though I expect that was considered ;) The Xbox could have been Windows Game Box, but I bet that wouldn't have resonated outside the enterprise. I do think names are important, but your marketing should make the name stand out, the name can't be relied on to do the marketing. (possible exception, Bare Naked Ladies. That on the marque sells tickets. )

  3. Angusmatheson

    Did they announce a VR story? PS 4 has something thar demos well and runs on the old PS 4. I don't know how well PS 4 VR is selling, but it seems a cool idea, and making it work on the old PS 4 is brilliant. Can this natively run oculus rift or Vive? That would be awesome and ceetainly speed avivabity of VR material. Although PS 4 VR would seem a better deal - $400 to add to a machine you already own to $500 for new Xbox x and $600 for oculus rift or vive and another $100 or so for controllers. In all that is over $1000! And what is there is no VR? Would it matter to Xbox sales overall?

  4. chrisrut

    Nibbled to death by ducks...

  5. Maelstrom

    Just considering the price of an UHD Blu-ray reader, I'll get one for sure!

  6. Tony Barrett

    I've read a few forum threads now on different sites, and if you ignore the fanboy comments, there doesn't seem to be overwhelmingly positive feedback. Existing Xbox owners are pretty much saying they won't buy it, and will stick with their current consoles, it's too expensive (it is!) and doesn't offer that 'wow' factor. PS owners, unsurprisingly, as not very interested at all. Maybe MS expected a home run on this console - it will give them bragging rights. All Sony need to do know is sit tight, and see what the initial sales are like. I'm sure they're already planning their response...

    What has been pretty much agreed on though - it's a dumb console name. Who the heck thought that one up!

  7. daveevad

    Please, please, please...don't sound like a turbo-prop in my living room! I trust that Paul will make the call as to whether or not it's too loud. If he thinks it tolerable, I'm sure I will be happy with it.

  8. DocPaul

    They should have called it the Xbox One Xbox.

  9. TallGuySE

    Looks really impressive, and this is coming from a Playstation guy. My only gripe is that they STILL do not let you swap out the hard drive. I've done that on my PS3 and my PS4 and appreciate having that option. It takes about 10 minutes, and then you have a faster, larger hard drive. I know you can plug in an external dive, but I like having an all-in-one console. Hopefully they'll offer a 2TB launch edition like with the One S.

  10. chaad_losan

    Over all very impressed. They didn't say how large the storage is, because 4k will be huge storage requirements.

  11. Darmok N Jalad

    Honestly, I wasn't that impressed with most of the game content they showed (though I did miss a little of the presentation). Graphically, things looked great to ok, depending on the title, but I was disappointed that most of the content was the standard wasteland-and-gore fare (zombies ripping people in half just isn't my thing). There were a few interesting-looking titles in there, but those didn't really look like they needed a 4K console due to the animated appearance. It's a shame Fable died, as they could probably make a fantastic-looking game there.

    As of right now, the price is too high for me based on what I saw for content. Maybe that will change in 6-12 months (along with a price drop).

  12. Nonmoi

    $499... but again, most of the console exclusive will also be on PC (Windows Store?), so it will be hard to compare the success of platforms solely based on console hardware sales from this point on.

  13. MikeGalos

    And backward compatibility not just to Xbox 360 but to the original Xbox including Crimson Skies.


    "The wait is finally over" -- The five first words are fundamentally wrong!

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