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.
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, 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 our fans may no longer be able to pre-order the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition in their country, we know people are still anxious to get their hands on the world's most powerful console. We will be announcing details of the next wave of Xbox One X standard edition pre-orders next month so stay tuned for more information.
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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