Microsoft Xbox Series X Now Available for Pre-order

Xbox Series X

Attention all gamers! The Microsoft Xbox Series X (due to launch on 10 November) is officially available for pre-order.

The company says, “Xbox Series X will be our fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility, allowing you to bring your gaming legacy, thousands of games from three generations and more forward with you.”

“As we enter a new generation of gaming, we see a future where you’re instantly absorbed in your games – where worlds are even more lifelike, immersive, responsive and surprising – and where you are at the centre of your gaming experience. With the new Xbox Series X, we will realize that vision.”

The latest Xbox is quite literally the boxiest yet – it comes in a clean, rectangular build that can be placed vertically or horizontally. “Its industrial design enables us to deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the quietest and efficient way, something that is critically important in delivering truly immersive gameplay.”


Microsoft says the Xbox Series X is “Powered by custom-designed processor leveraging the latest Zen 2 and next-generation RDNA architecture from our partners at AMD, delivering hardware-accelerated ray tracing and a new level of performance never before seen in a console”. It retails for $499.

Xbox Series X Specifications

  • PROCESSOR – CPU. 8X Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
  • MEMORY & STORAGE – 16GB GDDR6 w/320 bit-wide bus, 1TB Custom NVME SSD with Support for 1TB Seagate Expansion Card
  • VIDEO CAPABILITIES – True 4K with up to 8K HDR
  • SOUND CAPABILITIES – Dolby Digital 5.1
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