Saturday, 22 July, 2017

E3 2017: Microsoft isn't making a profit on the Xbox One X

Microsoft announces Xbox One X as 'world's most powerful console' Spencer: Xbox One X Most Powerful Console By Wide Margin; We Don't Hold Back Content from Other Platforms
Lucas Bell | 26 June, 2017, 01:53

"If you just look at the specs of what this box is, it's in a different league than any other console that's out there".

When asked by PC Gamer whether this could also extend to PC, Xbox boss Phil Spencer suggested this could well be the case.

"When I think about techniques to somehow manufacture a 4K screen like what some other consoles try to do, this is different than that", Spencer said.

Check out more information on the all new Xbox One X on their website here.

Moving from its usual Monday morning slot to Sunday, Microsoft kicked off E3 2017 with the Xbox One X, the console formerly known as Project Scorpio. Now, despite being tagged by many as Microsoft's most powerful console ever, it fails to deliver on one thing, virtual reality. Spencer also says he expects the majority of consoles that Microsoft sells next year will be Xbox One S.

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This comes on the back of several analysts saying that the Xbox One X's price point of $649 AUD is too much. However - as my colleague Antonio Villas-Boas argued - hardcore fans may still find value in its hardware capabilities, and actually get a good deal that will hold up better in the longer term.

Xbox One X will debut on November 7 for $499 Dollars.

According to Spencer, "I want people to be able to play games!" He told them that the experience will be better on PC, and that Xbox is choosing to focus on mixed reality or augmented reality.

Microsoft has just announced that it will soon allow original Xbox titles to be played on its next-gen Xbox One console.

"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". As we know already, many 360 games are compatible with Xbox One, but this week they announced their expansion on that with the classic Xbox library.

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