Xbox One X won't turn a profit for Microsoft


Spencer said that, "Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever built, and this fall it will be the most powerful console in the market".

The Xbox One X is powered by a six-teraflop Polaris GPU which is 1.4 times better compared to its rival, Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro. Since both of the systems rely on upscaling games to 4K, it's a fitting comparison. "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".

Speaking to Eurogamer, Spencer was asked whether he is anxious about the Xbox One X costing $100 (£78) more than the PS4 Pro.

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. Spencer claims that the Xbox One X is on another level compared to Sony's top end console to date. And, as a result, he sees the PS4 Pro as "more of a competitor to [Xbox One] S than I do to Xbox One X".

Microsoft has just announced that it will soon allow original Xbox titles to be played on its next-gen Xbox One console. Obviously when we think about UWP and the ability for games to run across console and PC, we're getting closer.

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For Microsoft, which will not be making any money off of each Xbox One X sold, it is hoping that the power of the console is enough to attract more players into the Xbox platform.

In another news, Microsoft's Mike Ybarra revealed on Twitter the working of original Xbox backward compatibility is not going to be different than what we have seen with Xbox 360: Put Disc In, Download and Play.

The feature will arrive later this year with Xbox admitting the feature has been tough to make available.