A few days ago we reported that the Xbox One X was out of stock in various places. We then reported that it had already surpassed the combined sales of the PlayStation 4 Pro this year. Well, now we have official confirmation from Microsoft. The Xbox One X is officially the fastest selling Xbox which has ever gone on preorder ever! This is amazing news and proves that consumers want the best console no matter the price. Microsoft has done an amazing job marketing the console already and it shows. In a post on Xbox Wire, Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President of Marketing for Xbox wrote, “Within just a few days, we saw record-setting sell-out times and are currently sold out in many countries around the world…You, our biggest fans, have preordered more Xbox One X: Project Scorpio Edition consoles in the first 5 days than any Xbox ever.”
I was certain that the preorders for the Xbox One X would surpass the Xbox 360 but I didn’t know they would also surpass the original Xbox. This is surprising news indeed. Other retailers also commented on Microsoft’s success. GameStop said, “The innovation and power behind the new Xbox One X console is driving excitement and demand among our customers worldwide…The speed at which we sold through our initial pre-order supply surpassed expectations, and what we experienced with pre-orders for the original Xbox One console.”
That’s not all though, Media Markt said, “We were absolutely astonished with the run on Microsoft`s new flagship console of the Xbox One family. The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition was the fastest sold-out Xbox console ever.” While the Xbox One X: Project Scorpio Edition may be gone forever, Microsoft will announce when standard preorders will be available in September. If you didn’t get your hands on the fancy Project Scorpio Edition, you can still get your hands on the normal Xbox One X. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we know more.