Formerly known as Project Scorpio, Microsoft officially unveiled the Xbox One X at E3 2017, after a year of waiting. This is the full 4K HDR upgrade from Microsoft that existing Xbox One owners and newcomers to the brand have been waiting for.
So we imagine you’re after any information you can get about an Xbox One X pre-order? Or maybe you need to be convinced before placing your order?
Why should I buy an Xbox One X?
While not technically a ‘next-gen’ console, the Xbox One X is still a powerful upgrade over the current Xbox One lineup. To simplify things, it’s more aligned with Sony’s PS4 Pro than it is anything else. The target audience of both consoles are gamers with a 4K HDR TV who want to squeeze the best graphical performance possible out of their favoured console. For those gamers without a 4K TV, there will be modest performance boosts although it’s likely not worth the upgrade if you don’t have a 4K HDR TV.
We’re told that the Xbox One X won’t necessarily have any exclusive games released for it, and as far as we know all Xbox One titles will still work with it, so exclusivity and compatbility and reason enough alone to ditch your Xbox One S.
The Xbox One X is making bold claims about true native 4K gaming though with its upcoming titles and if you have a 4K TV with High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, the Xbox One X is ready to seriously impress with the likes of Forza Motorsport 7, Metro: Exodus and Anthem set to be true jaw-droppers in the graphics department.
What is the Xbox One X price?
Although it’s steep, the price conversion from the US didn’t hit us nearly as hard as it normally would. The Xbox One X will cost $649 in Australia while the US will pay $499.
Where can I pre-order an Xbox One X?
As things stand at the time of writing, few retailers are taking Xbox One X pre-orders, but we’re fully expecting them to be available with the usual suspects when the time comes.
What is the Xbox One X release date?
The Xbox One X will be released on November 7 2017. That’s a worldwide release date too. It’s a solid time of year to cash in on the Christmas shopping season.
What if I don’t care about 4K or want to save money?
The standard Xbox One S is a fantastic games console and you’ll easily be able to get one with a few games for probably less than $300 over at our Xbox One deals page.