Australian Microsoft Store pre-orders for the Xbox One X are now open

It's been a long time coming, but the Xbox One X is finally gearing up to launch in Australia on November 7, 2017. 

Set to be the most powerful console ever seen, the Xbox One X is bound to be in high demand at launch. While third-party retailers have offered pre-orders for a few months now, the standard 1TB version of the unit has so far been absent from Microsoft's own official Australian online store – until now.

As of today, you can now secure a unit from the Microsoft Store starting, with Australian pre-orders for the Xbox One X opening early this morning. 

Priced at $649, the Xbox One X comes with a 1TB of storage, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a 4K-capable HDMI cable, a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial and a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial. 

If you're keen to pick one up, we'd advise heading over to Microsoft's Xbox One X pre-order page right now. And you might want to get in quick, as Microsoft reckons these pre-order units may sell out.

Along with the Microsoft Store, the Xbox One X is also available for pre-order at major retailers like EB Games, JB Hi Fi, Big W, Target, Harvey Norman and The Gamesmen.

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.