Xbox One X Pre-Order is “Fastest Ever,” Microsoft Confirms

Posted on August 25, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox One with 20 Comments

Xbox One X Pre-Order is "Fastest Ever," Microsoft Confirms

Microsoft has confirmed reports that its Xbox One X video game console is off to a fast start. In fact, it is the fastest-selling Xbox pre-order ever, the company says.

“We launched Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition pre-orders worldwide Sunday night, and within just a few days, we saw record-setting sell-out times, and are currently sold out in many countries around the world,” Microsoft’s Mike Nichols says. “You, our biggest fans, have pre-ordered more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles in the first five days than any Xbox ever.”

Yesterday, I used anecdotal information to show that the Xbox One X was selling tremendously well in pre-order, and Microsoft said earlier this week that it was selling better than it had expected. Today … well, the firm isn’t supplying any hard data, of course. But it has a few quotes from its retail partners.

“Microsoft has done it again,” a quote attributed to a GameStop senior vice president reads. “The speed at which we sold through our initial pre-order supply surpassed expectations, and what we experienced with pre-orders for the original Xbox One console.”

“We were absolutely astonished with the run on Microsoft`s new flagship console of the Xbox One family,” a quote attributed only to Media Markt reads. “The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition was the fastest sold-out Xbox console ever.”

See? Proof. 🙂

In other news, Microsoft says that it will make more Xbox One X consoles available for pre-order in order to help meet demand. These won’t be the Project Scorpio version, but will instead be the standard console. Microsoft says this will happen “next month.”


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