Well, yesterday’s Project Scorpio reveal was exciting and we finally got to know that at least the first party IPs will perform at native 4K/60.
Plenty of details were discussed but the majority of the details revolved around the specs. While they are impressive and Scorpio is the most powerful console ever made, fans want to know its price.
After the reveal by Digital Foundry and finding out that specs are way beyond what a traditional console has, many became skeptical of how much will Microsoft charge for this powerful machine.
But there is no need to be skeptical and worried about the machine’s price. Microsoft has previously stated that the console will be reasonably priced but what exactly is reasonable for such a powerful machine?
If you ask me, anything between $400 to $500 is reasonable for a console that is able to put out games at native 4K at a playable frame rate. Microsoft can not and will not price its device above $500 in my opinion. You can even expect Project Scorpio to be lower than that, $450 may be?
Microsoft is waiting for E3 2017 where it will first shoot all the games in its chamber before confirming the kill with price shot to the head. If software support for native 4K games is sufficient and I don’t think gamers will mind paying $450 to $500 for Project Scorpio.
Project Scorpio Specs
- 12GB of DDR5 RAM, at 6.8 GHz with 326 GB/s Bandwidth
- 8 CPU Cores at 2.3 GHz with 4MB L2 Cache
- An Internal PSU of 245W with Advanced Cooling Techniques
- 6 Teraflops of GPU Power Using a Custom Design with 1,172 MHz, 40 Compute Units
- Leveraging Features from AMD’s Polaris Architecture
- 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive from Xbox One S
- 1TB HDD
- Both HDMI-in and HDMI-out
- x3 USB 3.0
- SPDIF Digital Audio Port
- IR Receiver/Blaster
- Kinect Support with USB Adapter
Those specs for $500 aren’t a bad deal, is it? Well, $500 is a safe estimate on my part, we will know how things are at E3 2017 during Microsoft’s E3 2017 press event in June.
What do you think is the right price range for Project Scorpio? Do you think Microsoft won’t able to put off a reasonable price for it?