Sunday April 09, 2017

How Much Should Xbox Project Scorpio Cost?

While there has been an outpour of Project Scorpio information this week, its price is still quite the mystery. The popular vote is that the console will cost $499آ—does that sound right for what Microsoft has been advertising? Some analysts actually think Xbox will actually outsell PS4 this year because of Scorpio.

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If I had to guess, I’d wager that Project Scorpio will debut at $499. I think the PS3 showed that users are resistant to spending $599 for a console (despite the fact that it was actually kind of a steal, being one of the most affordable Blu-ray players at the time). I think Microsoft recognizes that and won’t go above $500 as a result. Having said that, on paper, the console is poised to be noticeably more powerful than the PS4 Pro, which currently costs $399. I would be very surprised if Microsoft came out at roughly the same price, considering Scorpio's beefier specs.

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