Today Microsoft announced that gamers have pre-ordered more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition units in the past five days than any other Xbox console in the history of the brand.
According to the announcement, Microsoft saw record-setting sell-out times, and the console is currently out of stock in many countries around the world.
Luckily, if you did not pre-order you’re not entirely out of luck. Another wave of pre-orders will come for the standard edition, and details for that will be announced in September.
The announcement also comes with a couple of retailer comments, the first of which is from GameStop Senior Vice President of Merchandising Bob Puzon, who sounds more enthusiastic than he probably was at the Christening of his own son.
“Microsoft has done it again! The innovation and power behind the new Xbox One X console is driving excitement and demand among our customers worldwide. The speed at which we sold through our initial pre-order supply surpassed expectations, and what we experienced with pre-orders for the original Xbox One console. This new system is definitely going to change how video games are played!”
We also get a comment from German retail chain Media Markt.
“A great piece of tech with a great onrush. Microsoft’s high-end console hits the hearts and minds of our console fans. We were absolutely astonished with the run on Microsoft`s new flagship console of the Xbox One family. The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition was the fastest sold-out Xbox console ever.”
Just yesterday, we heard a few comments on the Xbox One X from GameStop’s executives, and a couple days ago Xbox Games Marketing General Manager Aaron Greenberg told us that Microsoft is trying to manufacture as many units as possible to meet high demand.