Microsoft Announces Xbox One X Preorders and an Awesome New Minecraft Xbox One S Bundle

Microsoft also has a special edition console based on the Xbox One X’s code name, Project Scorpio.

Got a 4K TV and need more ways to get your money’s worth out of it? The Xbox One X, the superpowered 4K version of Microsoft’s current video game console, is finally available for preorder today ahead of its release on November 7. Microsoft shared the news today at Gamescom, alongside the addition of some pretty sweet limited edition bundles for the Xbox One X and Xbox One S.

The Xbox One X bundle pays tribute to the code name for the console, Project Scorpio. As special editions go, though, it’s not that special — it’s just a jet black console with ‘Project Scorpio’ printed in small font on the console and the controller. The Xbox One S (the slimmed down version of the Xbox One that can play 4K video) is getting a livelier limited edition bundle for Minecraft. The entire console is covered in blocky Minecraft dirt and grass and comes with a controller patterned after a Creeper. Kinda creepy, but I guess the Creepers are always watching you, anyway. The bundle also comes with the base game and the Redstone bonus content pack.

The Xbox One X, officially revealed earlier this year at E3, doesn’t represent a new console generation. It is a new console, though — Microsoft has packed in loads of hardware upgrades over the original Xbox One, allowing them to enable 4K gaming at 60 fps. But, Microsoft has been adamant that they aren’t leaving anyone behind — all Xbox One games will work on the Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Xbox One X.

The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition was available for preorder for $500, the same price as the Xbox One X will normally be, but it’s already sold out! If you did manage to get an order in, that console will ship out November 7. The Minecraft Xbox One S bundle is also available for preorder starting today for $400, and will ship out October 3.

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