10 things you need to know about the Microsoft Xbox One X

10 things you need to know about the Microsoft Xbox One X

With the Xbox One X (formerly Project Scorpio) getting its full unveiling during Microsoft’s E3 2017 conference, the pressure was on for the company to really sell it to players. In layman’s terms, this makes the Xbox One X 40 percent more powerful than Sony’s Playstation 4 Pro. It’s powered by a six-teraflop gtraphics engine, eight custom x86 cores, 12 GB of RAM, and is equipped with a 1 TB hard drive. On several occasions during a press briefing ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft pointed out how their new home device is the world’s most powerful console.

Sony PlayStation 4 has dominated the latest generation of consoles, outselling Xbox One two to one, according to industry trackers.

In another big E3 announcement, Microsoft also confirmed that the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility will roll over to the Xbox One X.

The price drop announcement could follow the pattern past year when Microsoft dropped the price of the original Xbox One console just ahead of its announcement of the Xbox One S at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017. PS4 models include a “Pro” console for powering ultra-high definition 4K graphics, and the entire line of consoles syncs with PlayStation VR gear. Project no more. The Xbox One X is launching on November 7, 2017 worldwide.

The Xbox One X will be available to purchase for £449 in the United Kingdom, and has a $499 U.S. price tag.

Nevertheless, while 4K might be the attraction for Xbox One X, chances are the device might not work out as the company has indicated. While there are some concerns about the price, with $499 being a steep starting point for a product that some may feel is not S essential than similarly priced smartphones and tablets.

The console is now available to preorder from the Microsoft website here in the UK.