During Microsoft’s presentation at this year’s Gamescom, they announced that preorders for a special “Project Scorpio” edition of the Xbox One X would be available over the weekend. Looks like fans are very eager to see what Microsoft’s upgraded console is really capable of, because according to an article from Forbes, the Xbox One X appears to have already sold out everywhere. Preorders for the Xbox One X should become available again sometime during the fall, but if you were holding out for the special “Project Scorpio Edition,” it seems you’ve missed out.
The Project Scorpio Edition that was announced at Gamescom has a slightly different texture and includes an exclusive vertical stand. Amazon sold out of its stock fairly quickly, and soon major retailers such as Best Buy and GameStop followed suit. Even Microsoft itself has sold out of this special collector’s edition. It seems Walmart might be the last major retailer still accepting preorders, but then they have a shipping date of early December, whereas everyone else is shipping in November.
The Project Scorpio Edition is a good way to push forward the sales of Microsoft’s updated console, the Xbox One X, but there is some concern over whether or not it will actually make a difference in sales. People might not be able to appreciate its amazing resolution if they don’t see it on a 4K TV themselves. And since all Xbox One X games will be playable on the original Xbox One, it loses the edge of console exclusives.
If you really have your heart set on this special edition, keep in mind that some gamers could end up changing their minds and canceling their orders, making a few Scorpio Editions available for preorder, so keep an eye on those preorder pages.
The Xbox One X is set to launch on November 7th at a retail price of $499.