Xbox One Scorpio will launch this year and Microsoft is yet to reveal the console. Microsoft has been marketing Xbox One Scorpio as a 4K capable console and many are worried about the price for the console.
According to a report from the team at hd-report, it very unlikely that Xbox One Scorpio will be available for cheap.
If Project Scorpio is capable of native 4K capturing, then does that mean that we should expect Project Scorpio’s price to be well above the $400 range?
Perhaps, but it’s likely that Microsoft will not add-on the full price of 4K capture hardware to Project Scorpio.
While a $400 plus price point for Project Scorpio is likely, you should expect Microsoft to treat Scorpio as a highly capable 4K machine with an entry point price tag.
The report further suggests that being 4K capable requires some serious hardware that will retail somewhere in the £240-320 range.
As we speculated at the time of that leak, that impressive feat might require a piece of technology which typically retails somewhere in the £240-320 range.
While It’s highly unlikely the full retail price of such a capture card is going to be tacked on to the price of Project Scorpio, it is yet another aspect of the system which suggests Scorpio’s price might be dauntingly high.
While the report suggests that Xbox One Scorpio will be priced over $400, industry analysts have already said that having a price tag of over $399 will not be good for the console.
According to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter, it would be a suicide if Microsoft decides that the price for the console will be more than $399.
According to Michael Goodman, director of digital media strategies at Strategy Analytics, Microsoft has played it brilliantly as there is nothing Sony can do or say about Xbox One Scorpio that it is not powerful. But the only thing that can cause the demise of the console is its price.
Xbox One Scorpio is expected to be revealed at this year’s E3 and Microsoft has been marketing the console as native 4K capable with 6 TFLOPs of computational power.