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Xbox One X "Surpassed Expectations" As The Fastest-Selling Xbox Ever

Microsoft is still cagey with the numbers, but the Xbox One X is doing better than expected.

News by Mike Williams, .

After what felt like an underwhelming Gamescom 2017 presentation for the Xbox One X, Microsoft and its retail partners opened pre-orders for the system. Pre-orders went quickly, though some stores still had stock available by the middle of this week. Now we have some visibility on the how those pre-order numbers look for Microsoft. It seems the Xbox One X has some early momentum.

According to Microsoft, the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition is the most pre-ordered Xbox console within its first five days.

"Within just a few days, we saw record-setting sell-out times and are currently sold out in many countries around the world," said Xbox corporate vice president of marketing Mike Nichols on Xbox Wire. "You, our biggest fans, have pre-ordered more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles in the first five days than any Xbox ever."

"The speed at which we sold through our initial pre-order supply surpassed expectations, and what we experienced with pre-orders for the original Xbox One console," added Bob Puzon, senior vice president of Merchandising for GameStop.

Microsoft isn't giving us much in the way of concrete numbers, but the Xbox One sold more than one million consoles in less than 24 hours, with most of that being pre-order stock. Everyone who pre-ordered an Xbox One X in this first phase gets the Project Scorpio Edition, which is what's currently sold out. Microsoft has promised a second wave of pre-order stock, which will be the Standard Edition of the 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," said Nichols.

The Xbox One X will be launching on November 7, 2017.

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  • Avatar for NiceGuyNeon #1 NiceGuyNeon 2 months ago
    Meh. I'm not surprised that it sold as I'm sure there are people who want the most powerful console, but they have no killer apps on the Xbox these days so it's tough to justify a purchase of a $500 console to play the exact same games plus Forza.
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  • Avatar for cldmstrsn #2 cldmstrsn 2 months ago
    I mean it makes sense that they would brag about this because they cant brag about other sales numbers. At this point Microsoft is just be playing catch up because in 2 or less years the PS5 will be announced and will be much faster than the triple X so what do they do then?Edited August 2017 by cldmstrsn
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  • Avatar for Sturat #3 Sturat 2 months ago
    I think this has more to do with the increased popularity of pre-orders (and speculation for scalping) than the popularity of the Xbox One X.
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  • Avatar for ATBro #4 ATBro 2 months ago
    They seem to say this a lot, but it never amounts to real growth of their base.
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  • Avatar for jandar #5 jandar 2 months ago
    When you offer a quality product and not a lure, it's all normal that a percentage of their community is willing to invest in a new console like the Xbox One X.
    Now they have to get out of the games .. it's going to be another story.


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    Edited September 2017 by jandar
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