Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

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

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

At around £100 more than the PS4 Pro, some feel the price of the Xbox One X is too high, but this price will still not make a profit for Microsoft. "This is a true 4K console". It offers an 8-core processor that clocks at 2.3 GHz.

As for the PS4 Pro, it comes with an AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performance and 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. And according to Microsoft it is the world's most powerful console.

The Xbox One X will arrive on November 7 with a $499 price tag, which is $100 more than the PlayStation 4 Pro. Consoles have historically failed at this price point, and consumers seem unwilling to accept anything over $399. He told them that the experience will be better on PC, and that Xbox is choosing to focus on mixed reality or augmented reality. When asked if each unit sold would result in lost profit for Microsoft, Spencer stated "I didn't answer it that way".

The Xbox One X is coming later this year, and it's the most powerful console ever released.

So far, there are around 390 Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One, but only two original Xbox games were announced. "If you're on PC you're going to be about $1500 or so, so that's another area", Ybarra said.

Microsoft showed off dozens of games at E3, ranging from the super-slick racing simulator Forza Motorsport 7 to the rollicking, social pirate game Sea of Thieves to Anthem, an astonishing-looking sci-fi action game developed by BioWare in Edmonton, creators of the award-winning Mass Effect franchise. "A lot of our games, nearly 20 of them in the show, are going to be on Windows too".

"I don't want to get into all the numbers", Spencer went on to say, "but in aggregate, you should think about the hardware part of the console business is not the money-making part of the business". "People want to know what the roadmap in the future looks like, and that's my job to deliver it to them".

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