The console's coloring and faux weathering immediately made me think of the Borderlands franchise. Regardless, the design doesn't do anything for me, but it also comes to mind that Cyberpunk 2077 doesn't have much of an aesthetic identity.
They had a special edition for the X (Scorpio) on launch day. They could have done a program where you got Cyberpunk the day it released for the one and got the console when it launches (or even a few days before launch)
Its no more nonsensical then releasing a console months before the game is out.
If anything it’s the last minute game delay that hurt everything, MS knows they can’t wait to release the special edition X until the game is out, but CD Projekt Red doesn’t want to release the game until it’s ready.
It’s a series of unfortunate events for MS, in this situation.