Microsoft Launches Second Round of Xbox One X Preorders

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox One with 8 Comments

Microsoft Launches Second Round of Xbox One X Preorders

Microsoft has announced that the second round of Xbox One X preorders—for the standard edition of the console—is now available. And in another bit of good news, the firm also revealed that the library of Xbox One X Enhanced games has swelled to over 130 titles.

“We know you are anxious to get your hands on the world’s most powerful console and so I am excited to announce Xbox One X standard edition pre-orders begin today,” Microsoft corporate vice president Mike Nichols writes. “Local retailers around the world, including Microsoft Store and Microsoft.com, are opening up more pre-orders for Xbox One X, so be sure to get yours today.”

Microsoft’s first round of Xbox One X preorders happened exactly a month ago and quickly sold out.Microsoft later said that it was the fastest-ever Xbox presale.

“Thanks to you, we saw record-setting sellouts in the first five days, making Xbox One X the fastest-selling Xbox pre-order ever with more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles pre-ordered in the first five days than any Xbox ever,” Mr. Nichols reiterated today.

Those initial preorders were for a special version of the console called the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition that features a custom design with a Project Scorpio motif. (Project Scorpio was the Xbox One X codename.)

This version is the standard console, but it includes all the same parts and internal specifications, including a 1 TB hard drive and an Xbox wireless controller. It also has the same price, $500.

Additionally, Microsoft revealed today that the number of Xbox One X Enhanced games has grown from about 50 to over 130. And there are some new heavy-hitters on the list now, too, including Far Cry 5, L.A. Noire, Greedfall, and Okami HD.

“We set out to make Xbox One X the best place to create and experience games, and hearing how our partners are excited and committed to Xbox One X confirms our vision,” Nichols continues.

I will be reviewing Xbox One X and will have more to say about my expectations for the new console later today.

 

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