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

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    Update: As expected, Microsoft has announced that pre-orders are now open for the Xbox One X on their Gamescom livestream, as well as announcing an limited edition Project Scorpio edition of the console.

    So far only a limited number of retailers opened up their pre-order pages and most of them sold out promptly. As things stand today only Argos' Xbox One X pre-orders remain now in the UK, so don't wait too long if you want one on launch day.


    Sorry, that is a short list. We're checking all the stores several times a day though and we expect more Xbox One X pre-order stock to be available soon ins the Us and UK. So no reason to panic, well not for a bit at least. The expired pre-order deals below are worth checking up on though as we've seen a few of them come back to life a few times already - then sell out again soon after. Don't worry, we'll get you there eventually.


    We'll be scouring the internet for the best Xbox One X pre-order deals as more retailers update their sites over the coming days so check back here for the best deals.

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    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 deal or bundle? Or maybe you need to be convinced before placing your order?

    If you're after information on the Australian pre-orders and release, head over to our Australian page.

    What is the Xbox One X price?


    You might want to sit down for this one. The Xbox One X will cost $499 in the US. UK gamers can expect to get their currency converters in a twist again, as you'll be paying £449 instead of the direct conversion of around £390. Naturally, these prices don't include any games.

    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.

    Where can I pre-order an Xbox One X?


    As things stand at the time of writing, a very small number of retailers are still taking Xbox One X pre-orders. The initial batch of them sold out in a day or two and we're only seeing the occasional batch of fresh stock appear online. We'll keep you posted with regular updates towards the top of this article though, so feel free to bookmark us and check in to take a look for an update. We fully expect the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, Game and the other usual suspects to open up some more pre-orders soon ahead of the November 7 release.

    Be careful though, many retailers only charge your card once the console ships, so make sure you have the full amount available in your bank around launch to avoid having your order cancelled.

    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.

    Will there be Xbox One X deals on Black Friday?


    Black Friday will be landing just a few short weeks after the Xbox One X's release date, so we wouldn't expect many (if any) discounts on the hardware to be honest. At best you might get a game or two thrown in for free or cheaper than buying them separately.

    If the Xbox One X is in short supply though, don't expect retailers to want to discount anything. It's more likely they'll add multiple games to a bundle and sell it at full RRP. Don't believe us? Have you tried to find a decent Nintendo Switch deal lately? If you're after a massive bargain, we expect Sony to be tearing the price of the PS4 Pro deals to shreds to tempt gamers over to the blue team of 4K gaming.

    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 $200/£200 around Black Friday. There are cheap deals all year round on our Xbox One deals and PS4 deals pages too.

    Only kidding. I want 4K HDR in my face right now.


    4K TVs with HDR are nowhere near as expensive as you'd think. The prices have come down much faster than the original HD TVs, so you can get a decent model for a low price. Hell we've seen some nice ones for less than the price of the Xbox One X itself (what a ridiculous world we live in). For the best of the best, take a look at our best TV article. UK gamers, we've also rounded up the best cheap 4K TV deals too.

     

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