Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Is Xbox One X Worth $100 More Than The PS4 Pro?

For Microsoft, which will not be making any money off of each Xbox One X sold, it is hoping that the power of the console is enough to attract more players into the Xbox platform. You can choose from a number of different titles without having to splash the cash, and it is a service which seems to be very budget friendly.

But guess what even at a price tag of $499, Microsoft is not making any profit on the Xbox One X.

Speaking to Giant Bomb (via Gamespot), Spencer said that supporting original Xbox games on Xbox One is more technically challenging than Xbox 360, and touched on the rights issue as another bump in the road.

It's nothing new for the console business, to be certain. However, talking after the show during an interview, Phil Spencer confirmed that they won't be releasing too many games from the original Xbox because it is a huge technical challenge they have to overcome. It is in short a pretty sweet deal and one which we might see appearing in future bundles as well.

Spencer then went on to say that the Xbox One X feature 40 percent more GPU and a larger, faster RAM. If game designers have to support four-year-old hardware, how are they supposed to max out the capabilities of this beastly (yet surprisingly small) new box? These definitely aren't two of the most exciting original Xbox games when considering all of the great games that are on that console, but it's a start.

"Developers will build (games for) PC, they'll build PlayStation, they'll build Xbox, they might build Nintendo". When asked if each unit sold would result in lost profit for Microsoft, Spencer stated "I didn't answer it that way". He said, "If you're on PC you're going to be about $1500 or so, so that's another area".

Microsoft has been keen to include its PC user base in future gaming plans as shown by the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, which debuted past year.

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