Microsoft Ends Sales Of Original Xbox One, Now An Ex-Box
This does not mean you have to shell out $500 for an Xbox One X, even if you do not own a 4K television. That would be a crummy proposition. Instead, there is still the Xbox One S to choose from. The Xbox One S is virtually the same as the original Xbox One, but in a slimmer profile with slightly revised hardware. There are plenty of those to be found on Microsoft's website, including some nifty bundle deals. Here are some of them:
- Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (1TB)—$349
- Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Bundle (1TB)—$349
- Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle (1TB)—$299
- Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle (1TB)—$299
Meanwhile, the Xbox One X is off to a fast start. Microsoft has sold out of its initial batch, which it sold as Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles with special branding (just as there as an Xbox One Day One Edition when the original Xbox One launched). Not only did Microsoft sell all available units, the company claims it processed more pre-orders in the first five days of availability than any Xbox system ever.
The Xbox One X is a mighty system featuring eight custom AMD x86 CPU cores clocked at 2.3GHz with 4MB of L2 cache, 40 custom AMD Radeon GPU compute units running at 1,172MHz (6 TFLOPs of GPU compute power), and 12GB of GDDR5 memory over a 384-bit interface with a maximum memory bandwidth of 326GB/sec.