The best Australian Xbox One X deals: where to pre-order the 4K Xbox

After a year of waiting, Microsoft finally officially unveiled the Xbox One X at E3 2017. Formerly known as Project Scorpio, this is the full 4K HDR upgrade Xbox One owners have been waiting for.

So we imagine you're after any information you can get about an Xbox One X pre-order? Or maybe you need to be convinced before placing your order?

Why should I buy an Xbox One X?

Just to be clear, this is not what you'd call a 'next-gen' console. Instead it's a powerful upgrade over the current Xbox One lineup. To simplify things, it's akin to Sony's PS4 Pro. Both consoles are aimed at gamers with a 4K HDR TV who want the best graphical performance possible on their favored console. There will be modest performance boosts on non-4K TVs too, but you're kind of missing the point without a 4K HDR TV.

As things stand the Xbox One X will play all Xbox One games and we're not expecting to see any games released exclusively for the Xbox One X (or so we've been told), so there's certainly no reason to throw away your Xbox One S yet.

The Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever made though, even outshining some of the specs of the PS4 Pro. But given the huge asking price, you'd hope as much. The Xbox One X is making bold claims about true native 4K gaming though with its upcoming titles and if you have a 4K TV with High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, the Xbox One X is ready to seriously impress with the likes of Forza Motorsport 7, Metro: Exodus and Anthem set to be true jaw-droppers in the graphics department.

What is the Xbox One X price?

You might want to sit down for this one. The Xbox One X will cost $649 in Australia and, naturally, this won't include any games.

Where can I pre-order an Xbox One X?

As things stand at the time of writing, few retailers are taking Xbox One X pre-orders, but we're fully expecting the usual suspects to be available soon as well.

At the moment it looks like the only store you can pre-order at is The Gamesmen, but you can also sign up to a waiting list at EB Games.

What is the Xbox One X release date?

The Xbox One X will be released on November 7 2017. That's a worldwide release date too. It's a solid time of year to cash in on the Christmas shopping season.

What if I don't care about 4K or want to save money?

The standard Xbox One S is a fantastic games console and you'll easily be able to get one with a few games for probably less than $300 over at our Xbox One deals page.

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