Friday, 23 June, 2017

Here's why the Xbox One X is so damned expensive

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Is the idea behind shelling out additional 100 dollars (Rs 6,500) for native 4K HDR support really worth it? Bank of America Merrill Lynch maintains its Buy and PO $75 coming out of E3 2017 conference in LA today where it met with Tim Stuart, GM Xbox Finance. But the question remains, "why to shell out an extra 100 dollars (Rs 6,500) when you get nearly the same thing for a lesser price?" This has been great news for gamers as there are plenty of great original Xbox games we'd love to go back and play. This is often been the criticism that's been making its way around the block when talking about the Xbox One X. And it's a criticism, again, Spencer is fully aware of.

Sony on the other hand have sold the most and their PlayStation 4 continues to lead the way in terms of brand popularity.

Xbox One X is the most expensive console from Microsoft. Crimson's one of my favourites from the original Xbox - I thought it actually looked really good, it was one of the things, putting it on a 4k screen, I was a little anxious about how some of the old games would look. Also, most games support controllers on the PC these days, especially the big multi-platform releases. The game is also playable on Xbox One S and Windows 10. VR could likely provide additional monetization potential if majority of VR based games are available in 4K definition.

The PS4 Pro from Sony comes out with an impressive 8GB of RAM which was impressive at the time it came out.

The company's betting there's a ready audience of folks ready to buy what the Xbox One X offers.

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Microsoft is releasing "Forza Motorsport 7" ahead of the Xbox One X - it will take advantage of the console's ability to play games in 4K.

While Sony is already in the VR (Virtual Reality) genre with the PlayStation VR headset (PSVR), Microsoft has revealed that Xbox One X will be capable of running better, higher resolution VR devices. Nonetheless, the fact that the Xbox One X features a 4K Blu-ray drive could be viewed as a minor selling point considering that the PS4 Pro only has a standard Blu-ray. Hopefully we get some figures soon after launch as to how much the Xbox One X costs to manufacture.

With the recent reveal of Microsoft's Xbox One X - formerly Project Scorpio - those questions have come in full force, with debates over the system's $500 price tag raging nonstop on internet forums and social media.

Apart from cross-play, there are other issues with this exclusivity concept.

Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

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