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.