By now many gamers will wondering when the Xbox One X console will ever be available for pre-order. And that is exactly what one worried fan asked head of Xbox Phil Spencer on Twitter, with the business Executive dropping a huge hint in response. Microsoft announced the new console at E3 2017 but so far no Xbox One X release date has been forthcoming. But thanks to Phil, we may have an idea when we can finally be able to secure one.
Phil Spencer’s Xbox One X Pre Order Date Hint
As reported previously, the Xbox One X page currently states that “This device has not been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. It is not for sale until the FCC approval has been obtained.“
However, following a question from one fan the American business executive seemed to suggest that the approvals were now done. This would pave the way for Microsoft to start offering the new console for sale through pre-orders prior to its November 7 release. Here is the exchange as it happened on Twitter:
Our plan is set for this. All approvals are done so now just landing the announce with all the info, won’t be too much longer.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) 24 July 2017
Cue thousands of celebratory tweets in the thread below the exchange as well as a more measured reply from the original questioner:
Thanks for the reply and info. Look forward to it. Have a great night.
— Mooy (@mooy004) 24 July 2017
When will Xbox One X be available for Pre Order?
Speculation is now rife that Microsoft may announce the Xbox One X pre Order date at the upcoming Gamescom show in August. It would be a fitting platform, but Microsoft may well reveal the date earlier than that. The company will want to give gamers an opportunity to pre-order the console in good time before November.
Needless to say, whenever the Xbox One X pre orders become available, retailers may not be able to cope with the ensuing rush!