E3 2017: Microsoft Isn’t Making Money On The $500 Xbox One X

“If you just look at the specs of what this box is, it’s in a different league than any other console that’s out there”. The Xbox One X is the more powerful console when compared to the PS4 Pro – and for $100 more, it absolutely has to be. Microsoft could soon be making money from Xbox One X sales, but how long that will take is now unclear.As for the PS4 Pro, it comes with an AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performance and 8GB of GDDR5 RAM.Xbox also comes with 12 GB of memory, while PS4 Pro offers only 8 GB. Xbox One X makes your existing library even better, with better textures, smoother framerates and faster load times, even on a 1080p TV. Consoles have historically failed at this price point, and consumers seem unwilling to accept anything over $399. “But I will say price is critical”.Later, when asked if the console would be sold at a loss, Spencer chose to avoid the question with his words.The Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility will launch later this year on Xbox One. The company did announce “Sea of Thieves”, “Crackdown 3″, “State of Decay 2″ and “Forza Motorsport 7″, but all of those were already known about prior to E3 2017.Sure, you’ll be able to play original Xbox games on Xbox One soon, but don’t expect the library available to be as extensive as Xbox 360’s.Speaking to Giant Bomb (via Gamespot), Spencer said that supporting original Xbox games on Xbox One is more technically challenging than Xbox 360, and touched on the rights issue as another bump in the road.”I’ve said I want to bring Game Pass to the PC”. Xbox One X will join the Xbox One family of devices and coexist alongside Xbox One and Xbox One S, and all Xbox One games and accessories are compatible. Broadcast for the first time in 4K UHD on Mixer, Xbox showcased a record 42 games in its briefing including 22 with console exclusivity from creators large and small.”I could stand up and show some videos of things I think might come in the next three years”.In an interview with Business Insider, Spencer revealed that, despite the $499 price tag, Microsoft will not be making money for each purchased unit of the console. “People want to know what the roadmap in the future looks like, and that’s my job to deliver it to them”.