Xbox One X will not generate profits for Microsoft

Jun 26, 2017, 01:52
Xbox One X will not generate profits for Microsoft

Xbox chief Phil Spencer does not think of the PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro) as a direct competitor to the just-announced Xbox One X.

Microsoft has high hopes for the device, which is the second 4K-supporting console to enter the video game market following Sony's PS4 Pro a year ago.

Microsoft executive Dave McCarthy wanted to defend the increase in the price of Xbox One X, reassuring customers that the hardware specs of this latest console warrant the $499.00 price tag.

"I think that the console looks great but when you boil it all down, we got a lot of console launch exclusives but we didn't get any real, meaningful first-party titles".

4K is a substantial leap over games upscaled from 1440p or 1800p, and if you look at comparison photos of even a title like World of Tanks, the difference is night and day. That's £100 more than Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro which was released previous year.

Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, announced at E3 that every game created across the Xbox One family would play better on the Xbox One X. According to Spencer the new console will feature better textures, smoother frame rates and faster load times.

He added: "That's why we're able to say, over 30 games will have 4K updates for Xbox One X when we launch it". Microsoft ultimately picked Xbox One X because it fit with the power message and the original Xbox branding.

The new Xbox One X will arrive in homes with plenty of games ready to play in full 4K quality.

Xbox One X, in moving pictures.

Spencer stated that Xbox fans should keep their expectations in check regarding the library of Original Xbox Games coming to Xbox One because only a select few Original Xbox Games will be available to backward compatibility program because of Rights issue And Emulation difficulty (technically it's a bit difficult). Microsoft could soon be making money from Xbox One X sales, but how long that will take is now unclear.

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