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True cost of console REVEALED, as Microsoft makes bold claim

18 June 2017

"We had 42 games, 22 of them with console exclusivity that I could put on-stage that all are games where you could see the dates for them and when they're coming", Spencer said. Without going into the numbers, Spencer further explained that hardware section of the console business is not the "money-making" part, it's the games section.

"I look at [PS4] Pro as more of a competitor to [Xbox One] S than I do to Xbox One X. This is a true 4K console", Spencer told Eurogamer.

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It's impossible to say whether Microsoft will be making a loss on the Xbox One X, or merely breaking even, but we do know for sure that they'll be relying on selling lots of games to turn this into a profitable venture.

It should also be noted that the price of the components used in manufacturing hardware eventually comes down, which means that the manufacturing cost of the Xbox One X should decrease after a while.

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The fact that Microsoft is not making a profit on the Xbox One X now, however, could not be considered surprising at all. These definitely aren't two of the most exciting original Xbox games when considering all of the great games that are on that console, but it's a start. How does "The World's Most Powerful Console", according to Microsoft, compare to the PlayStation 4 Pro? It's a more powerful Xbox One, that will play some games in "True" Native 4K, while others will use methods like reprojection and checkerboard rendering to fill a 2160p framebuffer.

It's nothing new for the console business, to be certain. The higher powered Xbox One X costs about $499.

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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 money-making part is in selling games".