Microsoft has opened up pre-orders for the upcoming Xbox One X and it seems that the company is seeing a lot of demand for the console as Microsoft is looking to produce as many console units as possible to meet the demand. According to Microsoft itself, the response has been overwhelming.
Speaking with Dualshockers, Xbox marketing general manager Aaron Greenberg revealed that response to Xbox One X has been “overwhelming” as the stock at the many of the top retailers has been sold out. He added that Microsft will be producing as many Xbox One X units as possible to meet the demand.
We’ll see. We’re gonna make as many Xbox One Xs as we can make. All the signs are that it’s gonna be the number one hit product of this Holiday, so we’re gonna keep up with demand the best that we can.
In related news, Microsoft is also looking into a cloud based tech to reduce the HDD space required for 4K games on the upcoming Xbox One X. Mike Ybarra revealed that Microsoft has a plan for 4K games to take less space on the user’s hard drives using a solution similar to cloud storage. “On the platform side [we’re] looking at things like what we call internally ‘Intelligent Delivery”.
If Microsoft can actually pull this off then this tech might come in handy since many of the 4K Games have huge install sizes with Forza 7 being 100 GB on the upcoming console.
While the console is creating a lot of buzz with its specs but, according to an industry analyst, the price of the console will be its downfall especially in the upcoming holiday season.
Xbox One X will be available on November 7, 2017, in the US and will be priced at $499 and will come with games such as Forza Motorsport 7, Halo 5 and more.