Update #1: That was quick. According to Microsoft Australia's online store, the Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio' is already out of stock.
Well, Microsoft did say it was a limited-edition console. Do you think that number was in the hundreds, thousands or tens? Hopefully we'll still be able to snag one in-store on 7 November. We'll be updating with more news as we get it.
Update #2: It seems that some shoppers are still able to complete their orders on the Microsoft Store. Click here and try your luck!
Original article below...
The limited-edition "Project Scorpio" Xbox One X will be hitting shelves on 7 November. If you have your heart set on this snazzily enhanced console, you can pre-order it from the Australian Microsoft Store right now. Here are the details!
The Xbox One X 1TB Console Project Scorpio Edition will set you back AU$649. As we explained earlier today, this is essentially the same console as the Xbox One X with a custom design, "exclusive" vertical stand, limited-edition controller and a much cooler sounding name. ("Project Scorpio" is what Microsoft called the beefed-up Xbox One during development, before plumping for the clunky-sounding Xbox One X.)
Microsoft is pitching its latest Xbox as the world's most powerful console. It packs in a 4K Blu-ray player, six teraflops of graphical processing power, 12GB GDDR5 RAM and 326 GB/sec memory bandwidth, to name a few noteworthy improvements over the Xbox One. You can see a full list of specifications here.
To be honest, the only reason to buy this version of the console is if you're especially taken with the new design. (It is modelled after the original Xbox with a black, graphite textured casing and green font.) If this sounds like you, click here to pre-order the device now. Microsoft is throwing in free delivery and will accept free returns for exchange or refund.
Who's planning to pick up an Xbox One X in either its original or Project Scorpio form? Let us know in the comments! '