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Microsoft has finally unveiled a first-look at the retail box that your shiny new Xbox Series X will come in on November 10th... and fans are already giving it a thorough rinsing.
The back of the Xbox, erm, box is adorned with a picture of none other than Master Chief from Halo infinite. Given the fairly divided reaction to the Infinite gameplay demo a few weeks back, various gamers have whipped out PhotoShop to see if they can't improve the packaging with some other famous faces. Over on the Resetera forums, there are plenty of fetching alternate designs - including the inimitable Craig, as imagined by Fred Wood.
The fun didn't stop there, however. User ThatsMyTrunks was quick to come up with two different designs that pay tribute to Microsoft's recent Bethesda acquisition. While I love seeing DOOMguy in all his glory, I think my wallet would opt for the Xbox Series X Todd Howard edition.
Of course there are also plenty of fans who genuinely love the design of the Xbox Series X retail box... even if, as many have pointed out, Halo Infinite isn't even launching with the console. At least we can stare at the box and look forward to it, I suppose.
That's one good-looking Xbox Series X Box
- CapuzVermelho (@CapuzVermelho20) September 23, 2020
Crazy just how many miles better the Xbox Series X box is compared to the PS box... https://t.co/xHKtWJsprO pic.twitter.com/gS6BgDv0L2
- BulbaSour - Play Sonic GT RIGHT NOW!!!!!! (@SourBulba) September 23, 2020
In other Xbox Series X news, Amazon recently reported a surge in sales of Microsoft's current-gen Xbox One X... the same day that pre-orders for the next-gen Xbox Series X and Series S went live. According to the retailer's own analytics page, One X sales went up as high as 747% compared to the day before.
While it looks like at least a few customers might have ordered the older console by mistake amidst the pre-order chaos, it would be unfair to suggest that accounts for all the recent Xbox One X sales on Amazon recently. Maybe there are people out there who are finally starting to feel the Xbox love and wanted to pick up a current-gen console ahead of the next-gen launch? Stranger things have happened.
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