Microsoft isn't making a profit with their new Xbox One X console

Phillip Butler
June 26, 2017

Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer has been talking far and wide about Xbox One X this week, this following the console's grand unveiling on Sunday night during Microsoft's press conference.

Microsoft has finally launched their ambitious bid to claim the lead in 4K gaming with the launch of Microsoft Xbox One X. Previously known as Project Scorpio, Xbox One X promises 40% more power in terms of graphics.

Later, when asked if the console would be sold at a loss, Spencer chose to avoid the question with his words.

Spencer, however, refused to admit that Microsoft is selling each Xbox One X at a loss, clouding the profit margin that the company expects from what is described as "the world's most powerful console". "I don't want to get into all the numbers, but in aggregate you should think about the hardware part of the console business is not the money-making part of the business". It now appears if you pre-order Xbox One X you will also be getting a one month Xbox Game Pass trial.

It should also be noted that the price of the components used in manufacturing hardware eventually comes down, which means that the manufacturing cost of the Xbox One X should decrease after a while. He was also asked about the UI for Xbox One X and whether it will be the same as the standard Xbox One.


"I look at [PS4] Pro as more of a competitor to [Xbox One] S than I do to Xbox One X. This is a true 4K console", Spencer told Eurogamer.

Xbox One X will release on November 7th but the price for the console in India is yet to be released.

It's nothing new for the console business, to be certain.

Ybarra replied back to a fan asking if the current Software Development Kit for the Xbox One X is complete or are they still working on it.

Although the Xbox One X will indeed outperform the PS4 Pro, Microsoft kind of lacked some major first-party AAA titles during its E3 2017 announcement.

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