Microsoft explains Xbox One X's £449 price

Lena Tucker
June 20, 2017

However, the Xbox One X is a much more powerful console - with 6 teraflops of graphical power.

Earlier this month, Microsoft slashed $50 off the Xbox One S ahead of its E3 press conference, which is a great opportunity to purchase the gaming console released almost a year ago. The CPU in the Xbox One X is 15-20% larger than what you get on the PS4 Pro. Microsoft made it known that the Xbox One X will be the smallest Xbox yet, Express reported. "This is designed for the premium gamer that wants the absolute best experience", Ybarra said in an interview with Polygon. The gaming console believed to have 40 percent more power than any leading consoles, the Xbox One X is scheduled for release in the market November 7, 2017.

That's a pretty strong argument for why huge companies like Microsoft and Sony are bothering to create more powerful, more expensive iterations of their existing consoles, even if those consoles only serve a small minority of console buyers. The One S comes in white variant only, meanwhile, more likely the One X will be available in black only for the time being. "So that's the point that I love to say, 'What kind of gamer are you?' and let you decide what's best for you", he said.

Original Xbox backward compatibility was one of the highlights of Xbox E3 2017 press conference. But now it's really happening: we'll be able to play original Xbox games on Xbox One later this year. With 326GB/sec memory bandwidth, game graphics, Microsoft claims, will be faster and more detailed. The first person shooter was supposed to have released on PCs because no better way to experience such titles except for the keyboard, mouse combo. We don't know how many classic Xbox games will be playable from the start, but we already know which games we want the most. Very soon will be an additional 42 games, including 22 in the project is a console exclusive. Big, triple-A console games, I hear that and I'm committed to that.

There's logic in there somewhere, but what about the millions of gamer without 4K TVs at home and not exactly enamored with the thought of blowing $500 on a console?

Phil Spencer had this to say in response to Sony's comments: "the fact that somebody would make an assertion that somehow we're not keeping Minecraft players safe, I found, not only from a Microsoft perspective, but from a game industry perspective". Despite the changes, they are still being constrained if we are to go by the rumors.

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