Microsoft Claims Record Preorders For Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition

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Microsoft has already released one revision of the Xbox One, the Xbox One S, and it is on the verge of releasing the most powerful console to ever grace the gaming market. The Xbox One X was made available for pre-order over the weekend, and Microsoft claims that it is the fast-selling Xbox pre-order to date.

According to Microsoft, gamers “have pre-ordered more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles in the first five days than any Xbox ever.” The Project Scorpio Edition, as its name suggests, has unique green “Project Scorpio” branding on the console itself and the wireless controller along with a cool dark grey gradient color scheme (for the console) and a vertical stand.

If you missed the opportunity to pre-order the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, it looks as though you’re out of luck for now since it appears that Microsoft won’t be producing another wave of that particular SKU. “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,” writes Xbox Marketing VP Mike Nichols.

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On that front, Nichols says that pre-orders for the “standard” Xbox One X console will open up on next month, and all consoles will begin shipping on November 7th.

For those keeping score, the Xbox One X comes packing the following specs:

  • Eight custom AMD x86 CPU cores clocked at 2.3GHz with 4MB L2 cache
  • 40 custom AMD Radeon GPU compute units operating at 1172MHz
  • 12GB of GDDR5 memory over a 384-bit interface with maximum memory bandwidth of 326GB/sec
  • 6 TFLOPs of GPU compute power

That is enough to allow games like Forza Motorsport 7 to run at a silky smooth 60 fps at 4K resolution.