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Spencer: Xbox One Scorpio Price Will Be Set According to Console Price-Point, Not Trying To Compete With High-End PCs
With the launch of PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox fans are waiting eagerly for Xbox One Scorpio which is slated to launch in Holiday 2017. Since its revealed Microsft has been marketing it as most powerful console but some fans are worried that Xbox One Scorpio price might be too high.
Speaking with AusGamers, Head of Xbox division Phil Spencer assured fans that they are not trying to compete with high-end PCs in the market in terms of power and Xbox One Scorpio price will be reasonable.
When you talk to me about Scorpio, the term I use about the architecture isn’t the six teraflops which is obviously what we’ve announced, it’s balance. Really what it is, is you want a platform that is balanced between memory bandwidth, GPU power, you know, your ability to move memory and [an] amount of memory around in many ways is more inhibiting to the performance of your game than absolute teraflops on any one of the individual pieces, and when we designed Scorpio we really thought about this balanced rig that could come together at a price-point.
He further added that Xbox One Scorpio will be priced at a console price-point and since they are not competing with PCs they will be able to balance the price and performance.
I want Scorpio to be at a console price-point, I’m not trying to go and compete with a high-end rig. And because we’re building one spec, we’re able to look at the balance between all the components and make sure that it’s something we really hit that matters to consumers and gamers.
Industry analysts have also said that the only thing that cause the demise of Xbox One Scorpio is its price. According to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, it would be a suicide if Microsoft decides that the price for the console will be more than $399.
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