Microsoft Reveals Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, New Xbox One S Bundle At Gamescom

As part of today’s live show from Gamescom, Microsoft revealed a special variant of the upcoming Xbox One X along with a new bundle of the Xbox One S for fans of Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

The company announced it will also produce a limited number of the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition. The new creation includes the words “Project Scorpio” on the controller’s face and on the front of the console. It will sport the same black shading as the original Xbox One X, but Microsoft said that it also features a “sophisticated and dynamic graphic pattern across the exterior.” Unlike the original Xbox One X, the Project Scorpio edition will come with a vertical stand so that you can prop it up on its side. The special edition will cost $500 (the same price as the Xbox One X), but its limited production makes it likely to sell out in a matter of minutes.

Microsoft has not indicated how many units it is producing, but we've reached out to the company on the matter.

If the Xbox One X is out of your price range, you can purchase a new Xbox One S bundle, which includes Middle-earth: Shadow of War. In addition to the game, the package also includes a single controller, a 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold, and one month of the Xbox Game Pass. The bundle is available with 500GB or 1TB storage options. However, the 500GB version is not available in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, China, and Japan. The 1TB bundle is also not available in China and Japan. The bundles will cost $279 and $349, respectively, and will be available on Oct. 10.

For a quick refresher on the Xbox One X's specs, you can check out our handy chart, which compares its hardware to the original Xbox One and the Xbox One S. If you're thinking about buying the new Xbox One S bundle, be sure to check out our initial hands-on with the console.

The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition is available for preorder now.

Update, 8/21/17, 12:11pm PT: Added preorder information.

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  • rush21hit
    Say what you want about consoles or the people who bought them. The price and gaming experience they offer is quite attractive for many people. Mention to these same people that they can have better experience by build a gaming PC instead, they'd still go to console to avoid the hassle.
    No compatibility issues, simple and clear GUI, maintenance free (you don't need Ccleaner on a console to fix those pesky registry issues that keep re-appearing every now and then, for example)
    An absolute plug and play machine. And at this point, console user would even pardon below 60fps as long as the input is not lagging severely (looking at you Dark Soul 3)

    Too bad gone now the era when you borrow a cd or cartridge game from a friend to play on your own. Everything has DLC now. Or patches to fix bugs. Or not even having hard copy in the first place. Everything had to be digital now. Even borrowing is digitalized with a catch. Because apparently, just because you paid for the game doesn't mean you really own it. Sad.
  • clonazepam
    I find myself appreciating the Japanese action rpg's more than anything so its too bad Xbox One has only managed about 75K lifetime sales over in Japan. Going forward, I'd like to see some better dealing overseas, east and west. It's good business for PC too.
  • mspencerl87
    When they announced this like 2015 wasn't it going to be like.... More badass?
    Putting a Jaguar based CPU in this in 2017? WTF is wrong with you. When was that architecture out? 2014? Hell might as well use a i3 quad core for better performance?
    2.3Ghz? woooooow so amazing.. You could build a better PC for $500
    This will have low IPC, Sub par 4K fps and all around crappy.
    Do 1080P at 60FPS before trying to take on 4K microsoft.