Xbox One X will not generate profits for Microsoft

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Xbox One X was recently announced at E3 2017. The console isn't even able to pre-order yet because it needs to be approved from FCC first, but this hasn't stopped Microsoft from showing the console and its games at E3.

Spencer then went on to say that the Xbox One X feature 40 percent more GPU and a larger, faster RAM. "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 $499 price of the Xbox One X makes it the most expensive current-generation console in the market, with some gamers claiming that the price is too steep. He was also asked about the UI for Xbox One X and whether it will be the same as the standard Xbox One. Consoles have historically failed at this price point, and consumers seem unwilling to accept anything over $399.

When it comes to the central processing unit (CPU), the PlayStation 4 has a slight lag compared to the Xbox One X as well.

Both consoles offer 1 TB storage, but the Xbox One X also has a 4K/HDR Blu-ray player, which you can't find on the PS4 Pro.

In a recent interview with Business Insider, Spencer confirmed with a simple "no" that the company will not be making a profit off of initial hardware sales (the cost of components inevitably comes down and eventually they will, but for now at least, there's no profit). "The focus I had on this show was games you're going to get to play in the next year".

Spencer stated that Xbox fans should keep their expectations in check regarding the library of Original Xbox Games coming to Xbox One because only a select few Original Xbox Games will be available to backward compatibility program because of Rights issue And Emulation difficulty (technically it's a bit difficult). "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".

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