Microsoft is finally ready to unleash the Xbox One X onto the world. Despite its truly terrible name, the Xbox One X is a beast of a machine. It isn’t a next-gen console, which makes it an entirely optional purchase, but its 4K gaming capabilities make it a compelling option for gamers.
The Xbox One X has been a long time coming. It was rumored for months before Microsoft announced the existence of “Project Scorpio”. Then, at E3 2017, Microsoft Revealed Project Scorpio as the Xbox One X . Now, “the world’s most powerful console” is available to pre-order.
The Xbox One X Is Finally Available
At Gamescom 2017 this past weekend, Microsoft opened the Xbox One X up to pre-orders. The console itself won’t be released until November 7, but you can pre-order it right now from a range of retailers including Amazon. Early adopters will get the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition.
The Xbox One X is essentially an upgraded version of the regular Xbox One. It boasts a 6-teraflop GPU, 12GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive. The Xbox One X comes with a 4K Blu-ray player, a built-in power supply, and three USB 3.0 ports. It also supports 4K and HDR gaming on selected titles.
The Project Scorpio Edition changes things up a little, but on a purely aesthetic level. The hardware itself is exactly the same as the standard Xbox One X, but you get Project Scorpio branding on the console and controllers, a graphic pattern on the console, and a vertical stand.
Microsoft insists that stocks are low for the Project Scorpio Edition, and when they’re gone they’re gone. However, this is really just a way of persuading people to pre-order the new console. The only real draw is that the Project Scorpio Edition may be worth money on eBay one day.
You can pre-order the Xbox One X right now for $499.99.
An Abundance of Xboxes to Choose From
This generation of gaming is getting more confusing by the day. Sony fans have the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro to choose from. And Microsoft fans have the Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X to choose from. Which is just ridiculous. I might just go back to the Dreamcast …
What do you think of the Xbox One X? Are you likely to buy one? Or have you already pre-ordered one? Do you really want the Project Scorpio edition? If so, why? Would you rather Microsoft released a true next-gen console? Please let us know in the comments below!