Standard edition campaign opens today
Microsoft today announced that pre-ordering is now open for the Xbox One X, which is due for release on Nov. 7th. The company previously ran a pre-order campaign for the Xbox One X Scorpio Edition, which included a vertical stand, but was quickly sold out.
Microsoft has long boasted that the Xbox One X will be “the world’s most powerful console.” The console’s GPU boasts 40 Radeon compute units running at 1172 MHz. On the CPU side, there are eight custom x86 cores running at 2.3 GHz, which is 31% faster than the original Xbox One. The Xbox One X includes 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM, 8 GB of which are available to developers, and 4 GB of RAM is reserved for the system with a total memory bandwidth of 326 GB/s. It costs $499.
Microsoft has not released any information on stock levels for this new retail campaign. Some retailers, such as GameStop, are offering discounts based on trade-ins of standard Xbox One consoles.
According to Microsoft, more than 130 games are planned to be released with enhancements for for Xbox One X, or backwardly enhanced in the case of games already out. You can take a look at one Xbox One X game coming this fall, in our Forza 7 video preview.
We’ll update with announcements and links from retailers as they come through.