Yeah, you can probably see from the headline what happened here, but let’s spell it out: Microsoft made two Xbox consoles with nearly identical names, one is for presale (the Series X) and one has been for sale for a few years (the One X). Twitter user @AndrewAlerts noticed the Amazon sales rank for the One X was up 747% at one point today, the same day the Series X went on pre-order.
I’m guessing Amazon will be processing a lot of Xbox returns in the coming weeks. And/or there will be a lot of sad kids on Christmas. Either way, what a crummy naming scheme Microsoft has chosen for their Xbox line. What’s wrong with Xbox, Xbox 2, Xbox 3, Xbox 4, etc?