Microsoft Says Xbox One X is the FastestSelling Xbox System Ever

first_img Microsoft’s E3 2019 Sale Slashes $100 From the Xbox One XNYCC 2018: Devil May Cry 5 is a Hell of a Good Time Stay on target Earlier this week, Microsoft made the Project Scorpio edition of its upcoming Xbox One X available to pre-order. Despite its hefty $500 price point, the system quickly sold out. The console has done so well that Microsoft claims it is now the fastest-selling Xbox system ever.“Within just a few days, we saw record-setting sell-out times and are currently sold out in many countries around the world,” said Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President of Marketing for Xbox on Xbox Wire. “You, our biggest fans, have pre-ordered more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles in the first five days than any Xbox ever.”While this is certainly good news for the company (at least on the surface), it doesn’t tell the whole story. The main thing to take away from this statement is that actual sales numbers weren’t revealed. For all we know, only a few thousand systems were manufactured. We don’t know if that is the case or not, but it is entirely possible. Again, it is difficult to truly gauge the initial success of Xbox One X since there are no concrete numbers to look at.Much like the SNES Classic Edition, the Project Scorpio SKU of Xbox One X is sold out everywhere. Will the standard edition of the mid-gen upgrade Xbox meet with the same success? As Xbox head Phil Spencer stated, the Xbox One X was made for the enthusiast Xbox fan, and not the general consumer. Despite how vocal they can be on Twitter, these folks represent a small minority of the gaming community (and Xbox fans). All of them will no doubt plunk down the $500 for the console formerly known as Scorpio. Beyond that, it is difficult to say if the Xbox One X can maintain significant momentum into the holidays and beyond. I personally don’t think so, but I could be wrong.Microsoft will reveal more information on pre-orders for the standard Xbox One X edition next month so stay tuned for details on that.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img

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