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Microsoft says Xbox One X's steep price tag won't turn a profit

18 June, 2017, 12:26 | Author: Nadine Todd

The game console has an eight-core AMD CPU clocked at 2.35GHz.

The company delivered this E3 when head of Xbox Phil Spencer took the stage to confirm that original Xbox games will be playable later this year on Xbox One. 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.

Indeed. Much of the money that any platform holder makes is from software sales (that's why console games are more expensive than their counterparts on PC), and with Xbox One X this will be no different. Although you can capture videos at 4K/60 fps on the Xbox One X. From what we can tell, it will offer more power than the PS4 Pro rival.

As of right now, the two major third-party titles that are going big on Xbox One X compatibility are Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and Assassin's Creed: Origins. Consoles have historically failed at this price point, and consumers seem unwilling to accept anything over $399. Throw in the UHD Blu-ray player, 4K streaming capabilities, HDR support, and Dolby Atmos, $499 is lower than anyone thought the console would be when it was announced.

Speaking to TechRadar, Ybarra the Xbox ecosystem is all about giving people options.

Spencer also added that he's been focused on hardware innovation, and that the Xbox One S and One X are the great products of that work.

Sure, you'll be able to play original Xbox games on Xbox One soon, but don't expect the library available to be as extensive as Xbox 360's.

Spencer also elaborated by saying "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, the money-making part is in selling games".

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