The new console is expected to ship on November 7, 2017, so that's still a good ways away. However, if you want your Xbox One X as soon as possible, you need to preorder right away (opens in new tab). Supplies appear to be limited, and the demand looks high, based on the fact that some retailers, include Amazon, have already sold out.
One potential downside to the news that preorders are live is that you can only purchase the limited edition Scorpio console at this point. In other words, the "regular" non-Scorpio branded Xbox One X is not available. The differences between the two are purely aesthetic, and they seem minor; they consist of some green Scorpio lettering on the console and the controller, and that's about it. But if you'd rather not have any green on your all-black Xbox, you'll have to wait to preorder. And you may not get it as soon as folks who preorder the Scorpio console.
I created a thread in the Windows Central forums to gauge readers' opinions on the Scorpio Edition Xbox One X:
I'm curious what you think. Personally, I would have preordered the regular version if it was available yesterday, because I'd prefer an all-black Xbox. It would fit in better with all the other components in my home entertainment system. But based on a poll we ran yesterday, many Windows Central readers really like the Scorpio edition, and as of the time of this writing, nearly 70 percent of the almost 1,000 respondents said they'd already preordered the Scorpio Xbox One X.
Hit the forum link below and let us know where you stand. Also, if you want that limited edition Scorpio console, you better act sooner than later. These things appear to be selling fast.
Where to preorder Microsoft's Xbox One X
Xbox One X consoles will start at $499 in the U.S., with UK and European pricing set at £449 and €499 respectively. All consoles should ship later this year, with a release date currently set for November 7, 2017.
- Preorder at Microsoft (opens in new tab)
- Preorder at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Preorder at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
- Preorder at Gamestop (opens in new tab)
- Preorder at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Al Sacco is content director of Future PLC's Mobile Technology Vertical, which includes AndroidCentral.com, iMore.com and WindowsCentral.com. He is a veteran reporter, writer, reviewer and editor who has professionally covered and evaluated IT and mobile technology, and countless associated gadgets and accessories, for more than a decade. You can keep up with Al on Twitter and Instagram.
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