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, 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.


Tagged with

Elevate the Conversation!

Join Thurrott Premium to enjoy our Premium comments.

Premium member comments on news posts will feature an elevated status that increases their visibility. This tab would allow you to participate in Premium comments with other premium members. Register to join the other Premium members in elevating the conversation!

Register or Subscribe

Join the discussion!


Don't have a login but want to join the conversation? Become a Thurrott Premium or Basic User to participate