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.”
<blockquote><a href="#168914"><em>In reply to scoob101:</em></a></blockquote><p>This! </p><p><br></p><p>I own Forza, the only Xbox exclusive. On the PS4 I own last of us. The rest of my games are all multiplat. 98% of games played are multiplat.</p><p><br></p><p>The "exclusives" argument is sad fangirl excuse.</p><p><br></p><p>Xbox Live network >>>>>>> PSN, 8 days a week. The Xbox One X is the very best console to play 98% of console games.</p>
<blockquote><a href="#168966"><em>In reply to Darmok N Jalad:</em></a></blockquote><p>I own both and game on both. That said my PS4 has been a pretty much a dust collector since I got my Xbox One S. </p><p><br></p><p>I freely admit that the PS4 has better AAA exclusives by a small margin. Last of us, uncharted, rachet and clank, HZD, MLB the Show, God of war (whenever it finally comes out), Grand Turismo (finally coming out this fall) are all quality/AAA exclusives. Xbox has theirs as well but I don't think as many quality/AAA titles. If you are Japanese then there is a ton of exclusives, none of which I even know the names of. Of those AAA PS4 exclusives I have only really played Last of Us, Uncharted 1/2 and part of 3 and MLB. Notice how most of those exclusives are third person role playing games? (last of us, uncharted, HZD, Rachet, GOW). If you not into that type of game then that list shrinks a lot.</p><p><br></p><p>As far as the network service, XBL vs PSN, there is no doubt in my mind which is better. The speed (download), stability (PSN has bad lag often), SECURITY (when is the next PSN hack coming), and friend/chat/party have always been better on XBL. PSN never had really added parties until the PS4.</p>