How to Pre-Order Xbox One X: The Definitive Guide

Learn about how to pre-order the Xbox One X and the new Xbox One S bundles.
Written By: Colin @XboxDIY
Published: March 11, 2024
Updated: March 11, 2024
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Starting on September 21st, you can pre-order Microsoft’s newest gaming console for $499.

The Xbox One X comes with a slew of new features and functionality for an updated and modern gaming experience. Although you can no longer pre-order Project Scorpio edition of the Xbox One X, there are still many ways to get your hands on an Xbox One X. 

What’s Comes with the Xbox One X?

Launch edition Xbox One X units are the Project Scorpio edition. However, the message from Microsoft regarding the availability of this special edition is “once they’re gone, they’re gone” so get pre-ordering now if you want a “Project Scorpio” taking pride of place in your entertainment center.

The Xbox One X’s recommended retail price is $499.99/£449.99 and this is what is included in the Project Scorpio edition:

  • Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition 1TB Console
  • Project Scorpio Edition Wireless Controller
  • Xbox One X Vertical Stand
  • 1-month Game Pass subscription trial
  • 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial
  • HDMI cable (4K capable)
  • AC Power cable

When Should You Pre-Order Your Xbox One X?

Right now! Pre-orders for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition went live immediately after Microsoft’s announcement at Gamescom 2017 and stock is limited. J

ust ask anyone who has been trying to get their hands on a Nintendo Switch this year how difficult it is to pick up a hot new console so the most prudent strategy is to get your pre-order in a.s.a.p.

Where Can I Pre-Order the Xbox One X?

These are the following retailers who have verified they are offering pre-orders for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition:

As one would expect for a special edition of the most powerful home console ever, stocks are drying up fast, so make sure you check all stores for availability.

What Games Will the Xbox One X Have?

Since the Xbox One X is a mid-generation upgrade console, Microsoft’s new console will be able to run all existing and forthcoming Xbox One game titles. This also means your own Xbox One games library (disk and digital) will carry over onto the Xbox One X.

But that’s not all. The following titles have been specially enhanced to take advantage of the Xbox One X’s impressive 6 teraflops worth of processing power:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins Deluxe Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins Steelbook Gold Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins GODS Collector’s Edition
  • Ashen (Click to Read More about Ashen)
  • Code Vein
  • Crackdown 3
  • The Darwin Project
  • Dragon Ball Fighter Z
  • Fallout 4 / Game of the Year Pipboy Edition
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Madden NFL 18
  • Madden NFL 18 GOAT Edition
  • Metro Exodus
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War Gold Edition
  • Minecraft
  • Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (Xbox One edition coming soon)
  • ReCore
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 / Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition
  • State of Decay 2 (Physical)
  • Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Titanfall 2

Do You Want 4K With That?

If your wallet isn’t emptied by the Xbox One X’s RRP and you have yet to upgrade your TV to 4K, perhaps now is the time. The Xbox One X is the first home console to offer both 4K HDR game support and 4K Blu-Ray playback so to fully appreciate the console’s visuals a 4K capable TV is essential.

With the considerable price of 4K televisions in mind, we have put together a quick list of sites where you can regularly find the best deals on 4K TV sets:

  • Amazon
  • Dell Store
  • eBay Deals
  • IGN Daily Deals

Trade-In and Trade-Up for an Xbox One X

Of course, with the Xbox One X offering full compatibility on all Xbox One titles, there will be no need to hold onto your original Xbox One/Xbox One S.

Therefore, if you are an existing Xbox One user pre-ordering the Xbox One X then you really should take advantage of the many trade-in offers at the following vendors:

  • Amazon (US)
  • Gamestop
  • Best Buy
  • Walmart
  • Target

Can’t get an Xbox One X? New Xbox One S Bundles are Here!

If the Xbox One X is a little out of your price range currently or you are waiting to see the world’s most powerful console out in the wild before purchasing, Microsoft has also just announced two new Xbox One S bundles for your consideration.

These two bundles offer fantastic value for money if you are considering getting a more wallet-friendly Xbox One or you would like a sleeker version of your original Xbox One which also offers a wealth of extra functionality and storage.

Xbox One S 1TB Console – Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle

This limited-edition Xbox One S bundle comes complete with a console boasting 1tb in storage, encased in a custom-designed glass box cover with flashing LED circuitry. It also comes with an iconic Creeper gamepad and, of course, a copy of the world’s biggest-selling game, Minecraft. The bundle will hit stores on October 3rd and has just gone on pre-order for $399.99.

This exquisite bundle is a must for any Minecraft fan and given how many there are of those, expect this extremely limited edition to sell out fast.

Preceding the release of the Minecraft Xbox One S 1tb bundle, Microsoft will also be making the Creeper gamepad available separately alongside a similarly themed Minecraft Pig gamepad in September.

Xbox One S 1TB Console – Middle Earth: Shadow of War Bundle

This exclusive Xbone One S 1tb bundle comes with the hotly-anticipated Lord of the Rings game, Middle Earth: Shadow of War. The previous title in the series, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, took everyone by surprise back in 2014 by not only being a faithful interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works but by being a fantastic action game in its own right.

The upcoming sequel looks set to carry on the fine work of Monolith Productions as Middle Earth once again goes to war.

The bundle also gives you access to several pre-order bonuses for Shadow of War, such as four Legendary Champions and the Epic Sword of Dominion.

The Middle Earth: Shadow of War bundle will be available to buy on October 10th for $349.99 but you can pre-order it at the Microsoft Store by clicking on the title above.

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