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Xbox One X pre orders have been launched by Microsoft and appear to have proven popular with fans.

While we don’t know specific figures, the tech giant seem pleased with the initial impact of their new upgraded gaming machine.

This week also saw them announce a new partnership with Samsung, which will see the Xbox One X paired with QLED 4K TV at various Xbox and Samsung marketing and retail locations through the rest of the year.

“Xbox One X will bring true 4K gaming to console players for the first time with 40 percent more power than any other console,” said Mike Nichols, Xbox Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. 

“We’re thrilled to join forces with Samsung in the U.S. to deliver immersive 4K gaming experiences to our fans.”

Could this also hint at the possibility of 4K TV and Xbox One X bundles being announced in the future?

Nothing has been confirmed on whether these bundles will actually materialise, although it seems a good chance of happening before the holiday season.

Fans can rest assured that more Xbox One X pre order stock is heading to stores soon.

Microsoft have announced that they will be releasing details on when it will arrive shortly.

According to the tech giant, the news will be coming next month, meaning fans will be waiting until at least the end of the week to find out more.

Microsoft have also revealed that the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition unveiled during Gamescom will no longer be available.

It was always supposed to be a little bonus for those grabbing the console early, with Project Scorpio consoles now off the table.

“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,” a message from Microsoft explains.

“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.”

While it may say “standard edition” that doesn’t mean fans will be missing out on anything too big.

The Project Scorpio Editions were different in cosmetics only, boasting Scorpio tags on both the controller and console.

The tech giant recently confirmed that the Xbox One X is now the fastest-selling Xbox pre order ever.

This was backed up by information from another analyst that suggested the console was off to a good start on Amazon. US retailer Gamestop also had this to say about the new hardware, adding: “The innovation and power behind the new Xbox One X console is driving excitement and demand among our customers worldwide.

“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.”

But while this is all good news for the console, there were others that more skeptical about its initial impact.

The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Editions released as part of the first wave of consoles, has done well, selling out at many retailers.

However, it’s unclear just how much stock each retailer had, with Microsoft unlikely to confirm other important sales numbers.

And Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pachter has also raised a few other points that suggest we may not know the full picture until much later this year.

Speaking on his YouTube show, Pachter added: “Xbox One X is ranked on Amazon in the pre-orders a year to date, last I looked number 66. 

“I believe the NES Classic was at number 23. It sold 2.3 million units lifetime, and you know that the bulk of those units were sold last year, so this year maybe a million, so if Xbox One X is ranked 48th below that, it’s not even close to a million, and of course the Amazon allocation is probably five or ten thousand units.

“The original Xbox didn’t have big pre-orders. The Xbox 360, maybe, but honestly, who was pre-ordering consoles back then, so of course this is the most pre-ordered.”

Whatever happens, fans can expect both the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro to duke it out throughout 2018.

Both consoles will lack exclusives and will mostly rely on the existing content from the baseline Xbox One and PS4 consoles.

Sony have already confirmed that the PS4 Pro has made a good impact for them in sales and it will be interesting to see how the Xbox One X affects this.



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