Phil Spencer: Xbox One X is not for everyone

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What do you think about these statements of Phil Spencer?

But it's just possible the company is being insane like a fox. 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. More importantly, the company is pretty excited about who's likely to buy the new device.

"Games play better on Xbox One X. The world's most powerful console begins rolling out to all Xbox One markets starting on November 7".

At launch, it's not unusual for consoles to be sold at near break-even or even at a loss.

Recently, Ark: Survival Evolved developer also compared the game to the NVIDIA 1070 graphics card but was a little confused on the memory because the console has 12 GB GDDR5 and graphics cards don't have that much. While Microsoft's latest console offers a processing power of up to 6 tflops, the Sony console offers only 4.2tflops, while the switch is far behind, at just 1.31 tflops.

Ben Gilbert of Business Insider points on two main reasons that the Xbox One X console is expensive. The PS4 debuted at $400, and has seen double the number of sales as the Xbox One.

Microsoft failed to give a compelling reason why people should jump to the Xbox One X, or upgrade to it if they have the original Xbox One, or the Xbox One S. Some might be swayed by the added horsepower alone, but at that price, you're quite close to building a similar spec gaming PC, and given how nearly all (if not all) of the Xbox One's games are available on PC, that might make more sense, no?

In the meantime, it will be interesting to see just how many original Xbox games make their way to Xbox One's backward compatibility program.

That PC-style scaling doesn't necessarily mean console gamers will get fine control over graphical options in their Xbox games, though. "This is a true 4K console".

The Xbox One X certainly has its merits.

"You've got a person who really wants a premium experience".

If you are a sane person, you are probably asking "WTF WHY?!". I'm gonna bet a large percentage of those people have a current-generation console already.

"Developers are completely incentivised to give you the best experience they can".

He acknowledged that the Xbox One X is more than capable of running VR.

"I want people to be able to play games!" That's not quite a denial, but it definitely implies that the console's price makes it revenue neutral, at best.

But that's not unusual. A lot of indie games do this, making games for PC while trading timed console exclusivity for help with funding or promotion. I'm sure it's a fine product and you know they've obviously done their sums and made their decisions with great care.

Sony's Jim Ryan stated that the power advantage of the Xbox One X over the Playstation 4 Pro won't be that evident when it rolls out this winter.

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