Xbox One X 'standard edition' preorders to be detailed next month
Microsoft has detailed its plans to share more information on standard Xbox One X console availability this September.
Late last week, Microsoft opened up the initial wave of preorders for its upcoming flagship Xbox One X console. Despite being unveiled back in June, only recently have eager buyers been able to secure a console for release, after the device received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Since opening, almost all major retailers have sold out of their initial allocation of consoles, with an "overwhelming" response according to Microsoft.
Related: What do you think of the Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio Launch Edition' console?
When preorders for the Xbox One opened, availability was limited to the "Project Scorpio Edition" – a version of the console which pays homage to the device's codename. It now appears Microsoft is preparing for another wave of Xbox One X preorders, for those looking to purchase the standard black variant of the console.
In a recent Xbox Wire post (opens in new tab), where Microsoft framed the Xbox One X as the fastest-selling preorder in Xbox history, Corporate Vice President of Marketing at Xbox, Mike Nichols, expanded on what to expect from the console's availability going forward.
Although the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition sports a unique design and some minor bonuses, those who pick up the standard SKU won't see much difference in value. The same 1TB hard drive comes standard, as well as the same hardware specifications as other models and an included wireless controller.
Did you already preorder an Xbox One X? Or did you plan to hold out for the standard edition of the console? Let us know what you think of both versions in the comments.
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Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.
Loved the Scorpio edition
Cant wait till it arrive