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News hardware & software 27 August 2021, 22:21

Xbox Series X - Halo Limited Edition Fell Prey to Scalpers

Limited Halo edition of the Xbox Series X console fell prey to scalpers. Heavily overpriced offers on pre-purchased hardware appeared on auction websites.

During Tuesday's Xbox Gamescom 2021 showcase, Microsoft unveiled the limited Halo edition of Xbox Series X (see trailer below). Almost immediately, pre-orders could be placed for the hardware. Unfortunately, it looks like many pieces of the console ended up in the hands of scaleprs and landed on online auctions with greatly inflated prices. Officially, the console was to cost $550, while scalpers offer it for 900, 1000, or even 1500 bucks.

The saddest thing in this situation is probably the fact that for this type of offers does not suffer from a lack of attention - even those more expensive. An analogous procedure is taking place in the case of pre-sold Halo Series 2 Elite controllers, which officially cost $200, and now are being offered for at least 280 dollars. It should be noted that the version of the controller inspired by the armor of Master Chief is also included in the discussed limited edition console.

Xbox Series X - Halo Limited Edition Fell Prey to Scalpers - picture #1
Source: ebay.com.

Both devices will officially debut on November 15, 23 days before the scheduled December 8 release of Halo Infinite - the sixth main installment of the FPS series from Microsoft, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. If things go on like this - as it's not unlikely that new consoles and gamepads will appear in official distribution - then fans of the series who want to celebrate this anniversary will have to either break their piggy banks, or pass. Similar actions have already been carried out in the case of SteamDeck, which recently picked up the interest of scalpers, PlayStation 5 or graphics cards.

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. His adventure with gaming began at the age of four – with the Famicom clone. Currently, he prefers PC and challenging RPGs, but doesn't shy away from consoles or other genres. He has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure five years later – although he has known the website ever since he had access to the Internet – to combine his love of writing and games. He mainly deals with news and editorials. When he's not playing or writing, he's happiest reading, watching TV shows (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and walking his dog. He loves Stephen King's works almost unconditionally. He has not abandoned plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.

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