Microsoft announces new Xbox One S, Xbox One X bundles; pre-orders now live

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition and Xbox One S Shadow of War bundles

Xbox One X

Three new Xbox One S and Xbox One X bundles will release this fall, Microsoft has confirmed at the Gamescom video game trade fair in Cologne, Germany. Pre-orders for the three newly announced systems are now live on the Microsoft Store website.

The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition is a specially-themed model of the Xbox One X console, the upcoming beefier, 4K resolution-capable version of the standard Xbox One system. The “Project Scorpio” is moniker is a reference to the original codename for the Xbox One X that was used leading up to the console’s official name reveal at the Electronics Entertainment Expo this June.

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition

The Project Scorpio Edition features a custom design with the words “Project Scorpio” printed on both the console and the controller. What’s more, Microsoft has incorporated a “sophisticated and dynamic graphic pattern” across the exterior of the system. Interestingly, the packaging for the system is inspired by the original Xbox, which released on November 15th, 2001. Finally, The Project Scorpio Edition will also come with an exclusive vertical stand for those who prefer their systems positioned upright.

Microsoft says there will only be “a limited number” of Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles, which will be available exclusively through these pre-orders. Like the regular Xbox One X, the Project Scorpio Edition will cost $599 CAD and release on November 7th in Canada.

Xbox One S Shadow of War bundles

Meanwhile, Microsoft will also release two additional Xbox One S bundles featuring Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Warner Bros.’ upcoming sequel to 2014’s hit Lord of the Rings-based action-adventure game, Middle-earth, Shadow of Mordor.

Offered in both 500GB and 1TB models, the Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles will launch on October 10th in Canada alongside Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Both bundles will include:

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War, plus the bonus in-game items Legendary Champions War Party and the Epic Sword of Dominion
  • Xbox Wireless Controller
  • 1-month Xbox Game Pass subscription, which offers unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games
  • 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial for access to multiplayer services

The 500GB bundle will cost $279 USD (approximately $350 CAD) and the 1TB bundle will be priced at $349 USD (approximately $450 CAD). It’s worth noting that this pricing is in line with the currently offered 500GB and 1TB Xbox One S bundles, which normally cost $350 and $450, respectively.

Microsoft has also announced a special edition 1TB Xbox One S bundle based on Minecraft. The system itself also has a colourful blocky grassy pattern inspired by the massively popular sandbox game, while the controller’s design is green and features the Creeper enemy’s face on it. A download for the full Minecraft game is also included.

Xbox One Minecraft Bundle


Below is a list of retailers that are currently offering each bundle for pre-order:

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition (1TB)
Pre-order at Best Buy
Pre-order at EB Games
Pre-order at the Microsoft Store
Pre-order at The Source 
Pre-order at Walmart

Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundle (500GB)
Pre-order at EB Games

Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundle (1TB)
Pre-order at EB Games

Xbox One S Limited Edition Minecraft Bundle (1TB)
Pre-order at EB Games 

Update 08/20/17 : A Minecraft Xbox One S bundle was also revealed; information has been added to the article. As well, direct links to pre-orders at Best Buy, EB Games, the Microsoft Store and Walmart for all of the bundles listed above. As of the time of this writing (8 p.m.), pre-orders are still available on all bundles at these retailers.

Note: the Project Scorpio Edition is listed on Amazon but currently unavailable, but the other bundles are currently unlisted. Furthermore, the Shadow of War and Minecraft bundles are currently only listed on EB Games’ website, so it’s unclear if these bundles are simply not yet live on the other retailers’ websites or if they are actually exclusive to EB Games.