The Xbox Series X console is a next-gen piece of hardware that has blown the Xbox One out of the water following its launch last year. But now, over half a year after its release, it's not just about the 4K, 120FPS gaming offered by the Series X - gamers want to know if this console will come in white or any other colours!
In mid-2020, fans and media outlets alike became excited over the prospect of a white Xbox Series X console following the leaking of a white Xbox controller.
However, further leaks revealed this to be a controller for the Xbox Series S console- the budget alternative to the Series X that comes in white, dismissing any rumours of a white Series X for the November launch.
Despite this, we're still hopeful a white Xbox Series X could be released at some point in the future. Read on to discover all the essential intel about the Xbox Series X white version...
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Will Microsoft release a white Xbox Series X?
Okay, we'll get the obvious out of the way first. Microsoft has already released a white next-gen console in the form of the Xbox Series S, meaning if your sole reasoning behind your console choice is its colour, you should probably pick up the Series S.
Of course, the Series S is slightly less powerful than the Series X, so if you want a more powerful white console (and don't want the PS5), you may need to wait for Microsoft to launch a white Series X. But will it?
Microsoft has remained silent on any potential Xbox variants, but given their track record with releasing different Xbox One and Xbox 360s, we'd expect a white Series X to launch at some point. Whether as a limited edition or an upgrade, we'd suspect it will come at some point down the line.
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Xbox Series X white version console images
There's no official image of the Xbox Series X console in white, but fan-made renders like this one have been doing the rounds on sites like IGN:
Elsewhere, this fan mock-up was also shared on Twitter, comparing the black Xbox tower to a white version.
Adopting a white colour scheme would lead to further comparisons between the Xbox Series X and the PS5. Sony's PlayStation 5 console currently has a two-tone black and white design, marking a shift from its traditional black aesthetic. Similar to Xbox fans, PlayStation fans have also expressed interest in a black PS5 instead. Indeed, Sony has already announced a Midnight Black DualSense controller.
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Xbox Series X white version price: How much will it cost in the UK and USA?
Seeing as the Xbox Series X is priced at $499/£449 ahead of its release on November 10, we'd expect any white version to cost the same price, unless Xbox also charges customers extra for the white paint.
A white variant could be more expensive if, for example, a white version is released as a Limited Edition or Special Edition console alongside an upcoming Xbox title such as a new Gears of War.
Xbox Series X white version release date
The Xbox Series X first launched on 10 November 2020 with no white Series X in sight, unless you count the white Xbox Series S which also released on the same day.
Given that even half a year later, the Series X remains low in stock and is sold out almost everywhere, we'd expect that any plans for a console variant have been put on hold as Microsoft instead focuses on just releasing more consoles.
At the very earliest, Microsoft could release a white Series X in late-2021, but in reality, we could be waiting a lot longer as Microsoft continues to grapple with the logistics and production of its next-gen console in a global pandemic.
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Xbox Series X white version pre-order
Xbox Series X pre-orders came and went almost in an instant, selling out pretty quickly across the board.
As there are no updates on a white variant of the next-gen console, we can't say anything about the pre-orders. We might expect these pre-orders to be less hectic than the September scramble for Xbox/PS5 pre-orders, but this might be slightly optimistic.
With scalpers eager to get their hands on any limited-edition gaming products to resell on eBay, the pre-order window could once again leave a lot of fans empty-handed and disappointed.
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Xbox Series X white controller
If you're waiting for an Xbox Series X white controller, then its good news - this controller already exists!
Launching as part of the white Series S bundle, the Robot White controller is available to buy right now! Alongside black and white colour schemes, the Xbox Wireless Controller also comes in blue, red, or volt (yellow).
This brings the total number of Xbox Series X controllers up to 5 - two more than the PS5 following the launch of the black DualSense controller. We'd expect more variants will launch in the future, so watch this space...
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