Microsoft recently announced the official name of its next games console, the Xbox One X, previously code-named project Scorpio. The upcoming console is the latest addition to the Xbox family and is set to become the world’s most powerful console when it is released later this year. The Xbox One X promises genuine 4K gaming and is already generating a massive amount of interest from gamers and ordinary consumers alike.

Xbox One X Release Date

The Xbox One X console is set for release on 7 November 2017 in the United Kingdom and United States. The timing of the new consoles release coincides with other major hardware launches in the games and technology industries. Xbox One X will be available just in time for the 2017 holiday season ans will no doubt be a major fixture on holiday gift wish lists this season. Although the release date has already been announced and is known, the console is not available for pre-order as of yet. Microsoft has however assured eager fans that they will be able to reserve their machines shortly.

Xbox One X Price

The recommended retail price of the Xbox One X will be £449.99 in the UK and $499.99 in the United States.

Xbox One X UK price: £449.99
Xbox One X US price: $499.99

The Xbox One X price shows that the upcoming console will become Microsoft’s new Flagship console after the Xbox One. This in turn means that an Xbox One X news cycle has been born and will no doubt many column inches going forward. Xbox One X will take on the baton from the Xbox One console and lead Microsoft’s charge in the pursuit of the gaming industry’s dominance against rivals such as Sony and Nintendo, both of whom have had major console releases in recent times.

Xbox One X Specs

A closer inspection of the Xbox One X specs reveals the real reason why this will be regarded as the most powerful games console in the world at the end of this year. The new console will be 40% more powerful than its predecessor, yet weigh in at less than the Xbox One console. The power behind the Xbox One X specs is Microsoft’s Scorpio Engine, which the company is touting as the “world’s most powerful console gaming processor.” As such, the machines’ full technical specifications are listed below:

- CPU: Custom designed eight core CPU
- RAM: 12GB GDDR5 at 326 GB/s
- Wireless Options: Wi-Fi (dual-band, direct), Bluetooth, IR Blaster
- Bandwidth: 326GB per second
- GPU: 40 compute units at 1172MHz
- Capacity: 1TB HDD Internal Storage
- Memory: 8GB Flash memory
- Video Output: 4K image output, HDR 10 supported
- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Connections: 3 – USB 3.0 ports, 2 -HDMI ports, Ethernet, IR out
- Disc Type: 4K UHD Blu-ray Optical Disc Drive

Xbox One X will be compatible with Xbox 360 and Xbox One games, Xbox One accessories. Gamers will also be able to bring over your communities such as clubs, Xbox Live friends, achievements and game saves to their new Xbox One X console.

About is the authoritative site for Xbox One X news, videos games’ announcements, and Xbox One trailers. Fans and owners of the new console can find the latest updates on Xbox One X specs, upcoming titles, accessories, as well as price and pre-order details.

The Xbox One X console will be available in stores on 7 November 2017 and will retail at £449.99 / $499.99.

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