The time has finally arrived! For the past few days, we've been in possession of an Xbox Series X, and we're here to tell you all about it ahead of the console's official launch on November 10th.
As we've noted elsewhere, we're not able to go into detail in terms of review impressions just yet (we need more time with the system in the interim anyway), but you can look out for more coverage in the near future.
For now though, let's take a quick look at what it's like to unbox the Xbox Series X! Needless to say there will be spoilers in this article, so click away now if you want to save this experience for launch day...
The unboxing process starts with the outer packaging itself, which is nicely emblazoned with Xbox Series X branding. We've seen multiple shots of the retail box already, so there are no shocks there, but you might be surprised to hear that the packaging actually lifts open like a treasure chest.
As long as you open it the correct way (!), the first thing you'll see is the well-protected console, which is nicely wrapped with a "Power Your Dreams" banner and a thin, black covering, while the system's accessories are actually housed in their own hidden compartment towards the back of the box.
In terms of the contents, you get the new Xbox Series controller (with two AA batteries included), an ultra high-speed HDMI 2.1 cable that can output up to 4K, 120Hz with a compatible TV or monitor, the power cable for the console (no power brick required), a 'Product and Regulatory Guide', and a helpful little cardboard setup manual.
There's not much we can analyse about an unboxing, but it certainly feels as though Microsoft has put a significant amount of effort into making this a pleasing first experience for new and returning Xbox customers.
If there's anything to be aware of, we'd suggest being extra careful when unpacking the Series X due to it being the heaviest Xbox console to date, and keep in mind that it's also quite prone to fingerprint marks!
We'd love to tell you more about setting up the Xbox Series X and how it performs, but unfortunately that'll have to wait for another day. In the interim though, we hope this has got you a little more excited for November 10th!
Do you have any questions for us about unboxing the Xbox Series X? Ask us down below.