Xbox One X standard edition pre-orders are now live

Xbox One X pre-orders are back on, Microsoft has announced. After the limited edition Project Scorpio edition of the console became the platform holder’s fastest-selling Xbox pre-order in the company’s history over Gamescom, Microsoft has now re-opened pre-orders for the standard edition of its upcoming 4K powerhouse.

The standard edition was revealed alongside the Project Scorpio version on the Sunday evening before Gamescom last month. Like the Project Scorpio version of the console, the standard version costs 449.99 and comes with a controller and 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial as well as a one month Xbox Game Pass subscription.

As MCV reported earlier today, the Xbox One X will have over 130 compatible games come launch day on November 7th, including Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Forza Motorsport 7 and Assassin’s Creed Origins.

"When it comes to games, we’re thrilled to announce that you’ll be able to enjoy more than 130 (and counting!) new and existing games enhanced for Xbox One X to take advantage of its full power, including Far Cry 5, L.A. Noire, Greedfall and Okami HD," Microsoft said in a statement."We set out to make Xbox One X the best place to create and experience games, and hearing how our partners are excited and committed to Xbox One X confirms our vision."

Indeed, retailers are expecting this round of pre-orders to be in equally hot demand, with James Cooke, video games buying manager at Argos, stating:

With our last pre-order window selling out in two days, we expect high demand for the widely-anticipated Xbox One X. We’re delighted to offer the world’s most powerful games console and encourage fans looking to get their hands on the Xbox One X before Christmas to visit to secure this in-demand product."

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