Microsoft Will Make Zero Profit from the Xbox One X at $499

When asked if Microsoft is making money from each console sold, Xbox leader Phil Spencer toldBusiness Insider, "No".

But it's just possible the company is being insane like a fox.

Microsoft has a lot of work to do to justify the Xbox One X's steep price tag. More importantly, the company is pretty excited about who's likely to buy the new device. Leave it to PC World to answer the value question in the best way possible: by attempting to build a 4K-capable gaming PC for the price of an Xbox One X. Here's how it went down.

At the time, it looks like Forza 7 is the biggest launch game ever. With 40 percent more power than any other console, experience immersive true 4K gaming when paired with a 4K display, such as Samsung's flagship QLED TV. "That customer plays a lot of games".

Once again, Microsoft has chose to slap its latest console with a $500 starting price. The PS4 debuted at $400, and has seen double the number of sales as the Xbox One.

The Xbox One X will cost $499 and the price of Xbox One S is now dropping.

But as Spencer indicates, there's a method to Microsoft's apparent madness.

Orders for the Xbox One X open on 7 November, with prices starting at £449.99. However, there are some games that should be played on Xbox One controller or a DualShock 4 to your PC, either wired or Bluetooth.

This is designed for the premium gamer that wants the absolute best experience.

If you are a sane person, you are probably asking "WTF WHY?!". "Maybe I don't want to go spend $60 on a game that I think has a beginning, middle, and end that I can actually see". "I think we're going to get in a state where your content is staying with you longer and having the generations be smoother for developers and consumers", he said. The upcoming game is created to be made available on all platforms including the newly announced Xbox One X as well as PC. That's because the components required to power the level of graphical fidelity the box offers are expensive.

Now, this is not exactly an announcement or confirmation but Phil elaborated quite a bit about the prospect of something like Game Pass and giving PC users access to a back catalog of Xbox titles from the original console to the Xbox 360.

But that's not unusual.

Sony has already paved the way for a pricier, more powerful console with its PlayStation 4 Pro.

PS4 Pro and Xbox One X supports all the existing PlayStation 4 and Xbox One titles respectively, along with some patches that will bring notable visual and performance enhancements to some of these titles. The biggest advantage that the PS4 Pro has against the XBOX One X is perhaps that of the fact that the PS4 Pro supports VR while the new XBOX does not.

  • Arturo Norris