E3 2017: Microsoft isn't making a profit on the Xbox One X

E3 2017: Microsoft isn't making a profit on the Xbox One X

E3 2017: Microsoft isn't making a profit on the Xbox One X

The PS4, PS4 Slim, and PS4 Pro would seem to match up nicely with the Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X. Microsoft apparently doesn't feel that way at all, and in a recent interview, Xbox head Phil Spencer made it clear that be believes the Xbox One X has no competitor at all. Definitely not as many Xbox 360, according to Spencer.

"When I think about techniques to somehow manufacture a 4K screen like what some other consoles try to do, this is different than that", Spencer said. "The money-making part is in selling games", said the Xbox boss.

The Xbox One X will release November 7, 2017.

Once the Xbox One X hits stores later this year, both Microsoft and Sony will have launched three flavors of their home game consoles.

Spencer also elaborated by saying "I don't want to get into all the numbers, but in aggregate, you should think about the hardware part of the console business is not the money-making part of the business, the money-making part is in selling games".

The fact that Microsoft is not making a profit on the Xbox One X now, however, could not be considered surprising at all. From what we can tell, it will offer more power than the PS4 Pro rival. He also noted that he'd like to see the Game Pass on PC as well.

At that price, the Xbox One X does not come with any accessories or any games.

The Xbox One X also has a superior optical drive, as the new unit comes equipped with a 4K/HDR capable Blu-ray drive, compared to the PlayStation 4 Pro which comes with an older Blu-ray/DVD drive.

The price tag of $499 is actually right on the money for many analysts, as the price is what many predicted for the Xbox One X. The question, however, is whether gamers will be willing to pay that price, especially considering the lack of exclusives for the Xbox One compared to the PlayStation 4. With a 2.1 GHz 8-core AMD chip, the Sony console is slightly behind the 2.3 GHz 8-core AMD CPU that Microsoft's newest console uses.

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