It’s official. Xbox One X, code name “Project Scorpio,” has been revealed.
At the E3 conference on Sunday, Microsoft unveiled the world’s most powerful console. Starting November 7, Xbox One X will be available in stores worldwide. The price? $499 USD. That’s $100 more than its main competitor, the PS4 Pro.
However, the Xbox One X will be the only console on the market to offer 60 FPS, true 4K gaming, and an Ultra HD Blue-ray Drive. For those interested in the best graphics possible, the price might be worth the cost.
The console’s specs had already been revealed earlier this year, but let’s recap: the Xbox One X features 6 teraflops of performance, 12 GB of GDDR5 memory, 1TB of storage, eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3 Ghz, integrated AMD graphics, and a 4K/HDR Blu-ray drive with support for 4K and HDR television sets.
Even with all that power, the Xbox One X is physically the smallest console Microsoft has ever released. It’s slim size is partly thanks to an innovative cooling system, a custom-designed vapor chamber.
Where to Preorder
However, until the console is approved by the FCC, it won’t officially go on sale. According to the Xbox website, that approval is still in the works. For now, the retailer pages seemed to be acting more as placeholders than anything.
Head of Xbox marketing Albert Penello stated that preorders would open later this year.