Xbox One X: Microsoft Reveals Most Powerful -- and Expensive -- Console

It measures up on the inside with a sleek new design and the smallest console in the history of Xbox, the X is as compact as it is powerful.

However, the PS4 Pro's specifications - including memory and processor speed - are lower than those of the Xbox One X. In a report posted by the firm, games director Piers Harding-Rolls stated: "Crucially, we do not believe that, at this stage, Xbox One X is a device to re-ignite Xbox One sales in continental Europe and to gain market share from Sony in key sales territories outside of U.S. and United Kingdom". At its press event, Microsoft showed 42 titles, 22 of which were exclusives.

Expect to see other devs to echo the same impressive results, especially with games that are built on DirectX 12.

Ybarra seemed more interested in hyping up the Xbox One X in general when asked about what the upcoming console means for PC gamers, remarking that "For PC gamers if somebody wants to play PC games on their TV in their living room, the best 4K games they get in high-value PC game systems today, this is the box for them to get".

Me on phone: "Hello, do you have stock of the Xbox One X?".

To be released on 7 November, the Xbox One X will cost $499, or £449 in the UK. Only one game - Crimson Skies - has been confirmed when the program goes live later this year. Microsoft reiterated that there will be no Xbox One X exclusive titles - games will ship with versions of the code that will run on original Xbox One machines, Xbox One S (which offers 4K video and HDR) and Xbox One X. The console includes a 4K UHD Blu-ray player, built-in power supply, three USB 3.0 ports (one on the front and two on the back), and infrared blaster.

So I highly doubt people will try very hard to get their hands on a $499 console that offers better processing power and visuals over a $249 and even cheaper equivalent that has all the same features and games in nearly unrecognizably different quality. Scorpio was also a cooler name than Xbox One X and probably would've helped sales.

"This is a true 4K console, whereas Sony is using techniques to approach true 4K", noted Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research. That and Xbox One is struggling as it is because most of its good games are also available on PC. Post your comments down below.

  • Arturo Norris