Microsoft says Xbox One X response has been 'overwhelming'

With retailers quickly selling out of Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition preorders a short time after going live at the start of Gamescom 2017, it was reasonable to surmise a generally positive response to the launch. But it seems even Microsoft has seen demand surpass its expectations.

In an interview with DualShockers, Xbox Marketing General Manager Aaron Greenberg called the response to the console "overwhelming." Greenberg says that he still expects the cheaper Xbox One S to sell "a lot," likely remaining the top seller, but the premium Xbox One X could end up being a hit product during the holiday season. From Greenberg:

We'll see. We're gonna make as many Xbox One Xs as we can make. All the signs are that it's gonna be the number one hit product of this Holiday, so we're gonna keep up with demand the best that we can.

The $499 console is expected to launch on November 7, when it will hit the ground running with more than 100 current games expected to be "enhanced" with extra visual effects, 4K support, and higher framerates.

The Xbox One X mostly sold out at major retailers shortly after going up for preorder, but we've seen more preorders sporadically popping back up. We don't expect Microsoft to report any solid numbers concerning sales, but it has been telling that the console recently roared past the PS4 Pro on Amazon's 2017 Best Sellers list.

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