Xbox One X's $500 Price Tag Includes No Profit Margin
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Jun 17, 2017,
Jun 17, 2017, 19:01
At first glance, the Xbox One X would look like a slim version of the Xbox One X. Microsoft has done a great job of fitting double the power in a smaller form-factor. It would seem the Xbox One X handily wins, but as the author of the piece points out, these prices are likely to dip at least somewhat between now and the launch of the Xbox One X later this year.
Phil Spencer is back to talk about Xbox One X, the new "premium console" of Microsoft, explaining that it is not a product for all types of player. This does not include the already 42 new games that were unveiled at the Expo. "The money-making part is in selling games".
Also, for the price tag of an Xbox One X, gamers may soon be able to build a PC with similar specifications and features.
Despite this argument, Microsoft will be looking for stronger software sales from day one. If there was a better time to buy an Xbox, then now is definitely is, as new buyers especially, will get to catch up with three whole generations of the Xbox, all in one console. "You know whether - we've had this conversation before - whether it's localisation, local presence, all of these things, we believe in Europe profoundly, and we won't let anybody easily, readily encroach on our space". If you're using PC, it would cost around $1,500.
The reaction to the machine has been fairly mixed; many say they can't wait to pre-order it, but others have mocked the $500 price - $100 more than its (admittedly less powerful) PS4 Pro rival - as well as the lack of exclusive games.
He stated that there will be no achievements support to original Xbox games that will be backward compatible. "With fixed hardware on a console we can get every single ounce of that out and into a game's hands". "Not only do we have the biggest cross-platform blockbusters on our platform, we've also scoured the world to bring our fans unique content from creative artists that capture the imagination".
That said, it appears Sony have been outdone by their competition.