The Xbox One has started to regain some attention in recent months. After a long period of speculation, Microsoft finally unveiled the Xbox One X (formerly known as Project Scorpio) during E3 2017 and has since been working on spreading the word of the upcoming hardware. Unfortunately, the mid-generation console is facing a serious hurdle that may potentially cause issues for the company. While there is currently a desire for the Xbox One X, you can’t actually pre-order one. With July over, and well over a month passing since the reveal of the console, you can’t buy an Xbox One X yet and that’s an issue.
Yet, even with the lack of pre-orders, the Xbox One as a whole could’ve still had a solid July as long as there were some great games to play. Unfortunately, with July being the core of the yearly summer drought, many gamers were left rifling through their back logs in the hopes of finding something to carry them through the sweltering weeks. The offerings were paltry at best, though.
Still, thanks to a growing backwards compatibility library, there are some classics to dive into if you’re into that sort of thing. But the lack of any meaningful releases and the continued wait to pre-order the Xbox One X (which would tide fans over and keep them future focused) made for a rough July for the green team.