As expected, Microsoft started accepting pre-orders for a special Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition on Sunday. The console was announced at the E3 show in June. Priced at $499, it will go on sale on November 7th.
You are lucky if you were looking to buy the Project Scorpio edition, and have already placed your pre-order. The Xbox One X Project Scorpio is selling out fast at all major retailers, including Microsoft’s online store.
Head over to Target, Best Buy or Walmart
So, where can you still pre-order the world’s most powerful console? Head over to Target or Best Buy. Do it fast. As of this writing, Target is still taking pre-orders, and Best Buy lists it as “Coming soon,” meaning the pre-orders haven’t gone live yet.
Oh, yes. Walmart is also accepting pre-orders. Check them out before they run out of stock. The Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition is a limited edition.
It has an exclusive vertical stand and a slightly different texture than the regular One X. It has the Project Scorpio code-name etched on both the controller as well as the console. Aside from that, it has the exact same specs as the standard Xbox One X.
Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition a homage to its code name
The Redmond-based company did not announce the number of units available. However, Microsoft has confirmed that all the initial units available for pre-order will be the Project Scorpio edition.
The regular One X is not up for pre-order yet, though there is little difference between the two. The Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition is a homage to the console’s Project Scorpio code-name. It’s Microsoft’s way to appease the fans disappointed by the name change.
It makes sense to pre-order the console rather than wait until launch if you want to get the Xbox One X in your hands by Christmas. The console will go on sale on November 7th. The pre-order customers will be among the first to get it.
As we have seen with the Nintendo Switch, the demand could far exceed supply and Microsoft might not be able to catch up until after the holiday shopping season.
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