Xbox One X Pre-Orders Begin, Demo The Machine At Best Buy This Weekend

If you didn't bite on the pre-order madness for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles a while back, now is your chance to pre-order the standard version of Microsoft's latest console hardware. Pre-orders kicked off today at 10 AM PT at retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop for the standard Xbox One X (system ship November 7). 

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GameStop fans also have some cool deals to go along with the pre-orders for the console bundles. Gamers can get a $200 credit toward the Xbox One X if they trade in their current console. Odds are there are caveats to that, but those are unclear.

There will be layaway bundles for the console if you don't have enough funds to pay all at once or if you need to hide the console away as a Christmas gift. GameStop has some accessory bundles that can save you some coin, assuming you don't have accessories laying around from an Xbox One S console, bundles and savings are as follows:

    Gold: Save $120
  • Microsoft Xbox One Black/Silver Elite Wireless Controller
  • ASTRO A40 TR Headset with M80 Adapter for Xbox One
  • Xbox One SCUF Elite Pro Kit – Green
  • Microsoft Xbox Live Six-Month Subscription
    Silver: Save $50
  • Xbox Wireless Black/Gold Recon Tech Controller (GameStop exclusive)
  • Microsoft Xbox Live Three-Month Gold Membership
  • Turtle Beach Xbox One XO Three Gaming Headset Black + Green
  • BD&A Xbox One Play & Charge Kit
  • CyberPower Six-Outlet & Two USB Surge Protector with White USB Charger
    Bronze: Save $25
  • Microsoft Xbox One Red Wireless Controller
  • CyberPower Six-Outlet & Two USB Surge Protector with White USB Charger
  • Microsoft Xbox Live Three-Month Gold Membership
If you are still on the fence about buying the Xbox One X, Best Buy will be giving demos of the new system this weekend. Retail demos will be loaded with some cool games to play and checkout, including Madden 18, Forza 7, FIFA 17, Minecraft, Final Fantasy XV, Super Lucky's Tale, and Rocket League in 4K. Best Buy will have demos in 20 cities spread throughout 40 different stores. Checkout the Xbox One X page on Best Buy for participating locations. The store demos at participating locations will be on Saturday, September 23 from Noon- 7 PM and on Sunday, September 24 from 11 AM-6 PM.

Microsoft has claimed that pre-orders for the Xbox One X have been at record levels for the Project Scorpio Edition so it might be hard to get hands on one of the standard Xbox One X consoles at launch without a pre-order.