Sony Playstation 5 Will Not Step Too Far From PS4 Pro

Pierre Vaugeois
Juillet 17, 2017

When Microsoft announced the Xbox One X, many outlets speculated on the pricing of the upcoming console, and what Microsoft had to do to make it an attractive option for gamers.

In an interview with GamingBolt, Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, talked about the price of Xbox One X, $500 United States dollars, which he considers a wrong strategy that would cause problems with Microsoft to integrate the new console into the market and make it a product that catches the eye, in practical terms, to the consumer: "I don't think so at this price, I think it's too expensive".

Michael Pachter, a vocal industry analyst, has discussed what he thinks this price point means for the console and Microsoft's position in the gaming market.

The Nintendo Switch is definitely a very interesting piece of hardware, but if we lightly say, 'Oh yeah, we'll be on the Nintendo Switch, ' I'm sure people will come back and say, 'But what about the PS4 and Xbox One? And so after, perhaps, maybe we can start thinking about other possibilities.

I just think people are willing to pay $300 for a console, but not $500, $500 is way too much. He added that while the team is not ruling out the possibility of the game coming to Switch but, they are now focusing on Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game. Next year, maybe around the end of 2017, we'll probably be closer to 20% United States households, and 10% for the rest of the world. So yes, it's a more relevant purchase down the line, but... at $500, if I had only that money in my pocket, and I had to choose between an Xbox One X and a 4KTV, I wold buy a 4K TV. This is the same problem Oculus faced.

Even though Microsoft's Phil Spencer publicly acknowledged that its Xbox One S would outsell the One X in their respective life cycles, the sales of the consoles were not the company's primary end goal.

Xbox One X will debut on November 7th worldwide.

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