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Xbox One X is finally ready for pre-orders

by Justin Herrick | September 20, 2017September 20, 2017 5:00 pm PDT

When it’s released in two months, the Xbox One X will be offered in two varieties. There’s a standard model and a special edition with Project Scorpio branding, the latter of which is a nod to the console’s codename. Microsoft and its partners initially took pre-orders for the special edition only; however, multiple retailers have now gone live with the standard model.

If you missed out on the Project Scorpio model, don’t fret. The special edition doesn’t include anything too fancy. It has the name stamped on the front and on the controller, a custom printed exterior for the console, and a vertical stand. Aside from those minor things, the standard model is exactly the same.

The standard model is now available from the Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and other retailers. Pricing is set at $499 and you get 1TB of internal storage.

Microsoft also announced that more than 130 games have been enhanced for the Xbox One X. The long list includes both new and existing titles, meaning you can try something entirely fresh on the console or return to a familiar game with an improved experience. There’s been a solid effort by developers to get their titles enhanced for the Xbox One X to increase resolution, frame rate, and texture.

Games that are enhanced for the Xbox One X will have a special logo on their boxes to indicate the new console offers the best experience possible.

The Xbox One X will be released on November 7.

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Justin Herrick

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