#Microsoft launched the #Xbox One X at this year's E3 event after months of speculation. The power and graphical capability of the hardware were already well-known facts by the time the device was unveiled. However, fans complained about the $500 price tag for the system that Microsoft announced. Now, a few months after its launch, the 4K-compatible Xbox One X has become the most pre-ordered gaming console in the company's history, according to a statement from Microsoft. Although the yet-to-be-released system cannot be classified as a new generation of the Xbox consoles, nonetheless, Microsoft says it's in huge demand.

What did Microsoft say?

Microsoft started the pre-order program for the upcoming console this past Sunday, August 20.

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In the next five days, the fans responded beyond the expectation of the company and pre-ordered the console more times than any other Xbox system in the history of the platform. The company revealed that the Xbox One X #Project Scorpio Edition has now been sold out across most of the countries.

The Project Scorpio Edition is a special edition of the console, which is only available through pre-orders. It comes with a specialized box and carries a logo that marks it as a limited edition of the gaming system. The system is overall redesigned in this special edition and also comes with a vertical stand. However, it seems the limited quantity and the condition of it being available through pre-order only may have been what drove so many fans to order one unit.

Are the pre-orders over?

Microsoft has revealed that it will not develop any more of the limited quantity Project Scorpio Edition of the console for those markets that have run out.

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So, if all of these units are sold out in a particular market, then they are sold out for good. However, the company revealed that the standard versions of the Xbox One X will soon be available for pre-order once again. The stocks will be refilled over time and there is no need to panic if one has missed out on the pre-orders in the first wave.

Microsoft said that it will share details about the pre-orders in September, so those looking to purchase the console should check these details out in the coming month. The Xbox One X will be released in the markets on November 7 and many fans cannot wait to get their hands on the device. It remains to be seen whether the console manages to impress gamers with its powerful performance and mind-blowing graphical processing abilities.