Microsoft says demand for Xbox One X is “super high,” expect shortages in some regions

We are less than a week away from the release of Microsoft’s monster of a console, the Xbox One X. It’s no secret that this appeals to the hardcore crowd and serious Xbox fans with its power and enhanced capabilities delivering true 4K, HDR, 60 FPS, and a host of other benefits. It’s so popular that Microsoft’s Panos Panay said the demand for the system is “super high,” and the excitement surrounding it exceeds their expectations.

“I won’t talk about the exact numbers but the demand is super high, we are very, very excited about Xbox One X right now,” Panos Panay told CNBC in a TV interview.

“I won’t compare it to other consoles. What I’ll say is the demand for Xbox One X right now is exactly where we anticipated, even more so when you see that excitement for the product… this is something that resonates with gamers.”

Some regions may even experience shortages, and U.K. Xbox head Harvey Eagle stated that he “can’t guarantee that stock will be available in launch week for people to just walk into a store and pick up.”

The limited Project Scorpio edition of the console was quick to sell out online on most websites, and the standard edition has been doing just as well. You can still pre-order it from Microsoft here, but it ships by the end of the month instead of its launch date on November 7.