Microsoft Launches Xbox One X Preorders with a Special Edition Console

Posted on August 20, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox One with 19 Comments

Microsoft Launches Xbox One X Preorders with a Special Edition Console

You can now preorder a special launch version of Microsoft’s next console, called the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition. Microsoft also announced two new Xbox One S bundles tied to the game Middle Earth: Shadow of War.

But the big news, of course, is that we can now preorder the first Xbox One X. As Microsoft previously revealed, the price is $499.

“Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition is a limited edition console featuring a custom design with the words ‘Project Scorpio’ printed on the console and the controller,” a Microsoft representative told me. If this sounds familiar, it’s because Microsoft offered a similar “Day One” edition of the original Xbox One console back in 2013.

In addition to its custom branding, Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition features what Microsoft calls “a sophisticated and dynamic graphic pattern across the exterior” which was inspired by the original Xbox. It also ships with an exclusive stand so that you can position the console vertically if you’d like.

If you do want to buy an Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition for yourself, move quickly: Microsoft says that there are limited quantities of this version of the console and that they will only be made available for preorder. Once they’re gone, they’re gone forever.

In addition to its first Xbox One X console version, Microsoft also announced two Xbox One S bundles, with 500 GB and 1 TB hard drives, that are tied to the game Middle Earth: Shadow of War. Each includes the game plus bonus in-game items Legendary Champions War Party and the Epic Sword of Dominion.

The 500 GB bundle costs $279 and is available now in all Xbox One markets excluding the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, China, and Japan. The 1 TB version costs $349 and is now available in all Xbox One markets excluding China and Japan, Microsoft says.


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