Microsoft’s HaloThemed Xbox Series X — one of Gamescom Opening Night Live’s many announcements — is expected to arrive on November 15, nearly a month before the confirmed launch of Halo Infinite on Dec 8 Pre-orders for the limited edition bundle of $549.99 have gone live on the Microsoft Store and Target on Wednesday, with the first pre-order stock selling out in minutes. Luckily, if you weren’t able to get the endless– ready console earlier, walmart gives you another chance at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Aug. 25, according to a Walmart spokesperson who confirmed the details with CNET.
As with all new next-generation console additions, we recommend logging into Walmart and updating your address and payment information before pre-orders go live. You may also have better luck securing a console via Walmart’s mobile app, if you’re struggling to do so with your browser. Best Buy already has a landing page also for the bundle, but we didn’t get an indication when the pre-orders would go live.
As for the console, the limited-edition model is designed to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Halo, with gold accents, metal plates and a starry sky on the outside reminiscent of the franchise’s celestial setting. The console also comes with a downloadable copy of Halo Infinite (at release), a matching controller and blue accents on the top vent instead of green. It even turns on and off with custom, Halothemed sounds.
In addition to the limited-edition bundle, Microsoft announced a: Halothemed Xbox Elite 2 controller with a design slightly different from its bundled counterpart. The Halo Infinite Limited Edition Elite Series 2, as it’s known, has a green Master Chief-inspired exterior, as well as a custom cover and gold D-pad. It will launch on November 15th for $199.99, although the first pre-orders have already sold out on the Microsoft Store.