Microsoft proudly announced this morning that the Xbox One X has the fastest selling pre-orders out of all Xbox consoles yet. This comes after pre-orders for the Xbox One X opened this past Sunday during Microsoft’s Gamescom media showcase. And while Xbox One X pre-orders may not have sold out as fast as the SNES Classic‘s did, they are certainly now sold out just 5 days later. It’s extremely early to make any assumptions about the Xbox One X’s success, but there’s no denying it’s off to a great start.
Xbox Marketing VP Mike Nichols published a letter thanking the Xbox community for their early support of the Xbox One X:
“We can’t wait for November 7. Excitement is building – from developers who have committed that more than 100 new and existing games will be enhanced for Xbox One X, to the 300,000+ European fans who got the chance to experience the full power of Xbox One X this week, to receiving the gamescom 2017 award for best hardware. There’s really never been a better time to be an Xbox gamer. YOU made Xbox One X the fastest-selling pre-order in Xbox history. From all of us at Team Xbox, thank you!”
Nichols also provided quotes from GameStop and German retailer Media Markt lauding the Xbox One X and its initial pre-sales total. Both report that pre-orders are exceeding expectations.
No sales figures were provided by Microsoft to give perspective to the Xbox One X pre-order achievement, unfortunately. And Microsoft’s wording regarding the accomplishment is also rather vague. It’s unclear if they’re directly comparing total pre-sales over 5 days, or if they’re accounting for total numbers of consoles pre-ordered and extrapolating further conclusions from that. With only 5 days gone and no official numbers to consider, it might be best to take today’s excitement with a grain of salt.
Luckily, Nichols had some additional exciting information to share regarding Xbox One X pre-orders. While the current wave of Xbox One X pre-orders featuring the limited Project Scorpio edition is largely sold out, Microsoft is already planning a second wave of pre-orders. Nichols says to expect details regarding this second wave of standard edition Xbox One X pre-orders in September. That could mean new pre-orders will be available in September or October, but no new availability in August.
The Xbox One X releases November 7 and retails for $499.