Xbox One X: Microsoft Has Nothing to Justify the $499 Price Tag

Phillip Butler
June 20, 2017

Ryan seems mostly unfazed about Microsoft's highly anticipated Xbox One X console, VG 24/7 reported. This means that the machine is already $100 more expensive than either the PS4 Pro or Nintendo Switch, and both Sony and Microsoft have the potential to reduce the price of their consoles ahead of the release of the Xbox One X. While the Switch launched at a lower price point than the PS4 Pro, it now retails at around $400 on Amazon.com, and it is very hard to pick up a new console cheaper than this. Those who buy the consoles from Best Buy will get the controller as well as three months of Xbox Live Gold. 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. If you're a console gamer, the Xbox One X is the place to be. Microsoft's new console will also be compatible with the Xbox 360 backward compatible library.

"Metro: Exodus" is one of the first games shown running on the Xbox One X. It is, indeed, very pretty. It's a "shorter" game, and has a $30 price point. For the first time ever, a real-world racing vehicle, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, was revealed not at a dedicated event for petrolheads, but at a video games conference.

Capcom have noted that if Ultra Street Fighter 2 were to sell well on the Switch, they'd consider adding the game to other consoles. The first person shooter was supposed to have released on PCs because no better way to experience such titles except for the keyboard, mouse combo.


I think if you start taking away some of those items, people will say, 'Well, what were your goals?' And that's an area that we don't want that confusion to exist.

As we've reported earlier, Tiago Sousa, a developer at id Software, criticized the use of six or more teraflops of power in the consoles to achieve 4K gaming.

"The Xbox One X is a console so it's for someone who wants to play video games in a console environment, and it's for someone who wants the best console out there and a premium console experience". "Yesterday, I know people want to see what we're investing in new". Despite the changes, they are still being constrained if we are to go by the rumors. Anyone who purchased the PS4 Pro console may feel inferior even after spending $400 while the Xbox One X costs about $500.

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