According to a tweet by Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, we won’t have to wait too much longer for the Xbox One X to be officially available for pre-order. In a tweet, responding to an eager fan, Spencer had this to say:
Our plan is set for this. All approvals are done so now just landing the announce with all the info, won't be too much longer.
The highly anticipated Xbox One X, previously known as Project Scorpio, was officially revealed during Microsoft’s presentation at E3 earlier this year but sadly, the super powered console has not been available for pre-order in any region since then. Not even EB Games, known for its ambitious pre-ordering system, has been able to place official pre-orders for the console. Instead, the retailer has set up a free waiting list for prospective buyers, offering priority to those who had placed monetary deposits before E3. So, why can’t we pre-order the console yet? Simply put, the console itself has not been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. as of yet and until it is, it cannot be made available for retail sale. This isn’t an unusual process and it is likely that announcing the Xbox One X prior to approval helped to keep some of Microsoft’s secrets safe before the presentation.
We’re expecting Microsoft, as well as local retailers, to update their websites as soon as pre-orders go live so keep waiting patiently, Xbox fans and make sure you’re on a waiting list in the mean time! The 1TB console will be priced at RRP$649 here in Australia and you can check out the specs on this absolute beast of a console here.