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Both the design of the Project Scorpio and its retail cost are announcements being saved for E3 2017, and will likely prove important when it comes to launch day.
The tech giant have been clear from the start that Project Scorpio will be a premium console and will be for those who want that kind of 4K support in their living rooms.
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Having not shied away from the reality of a pricey new console being unveiled in June, how could that affect its sales potential.
Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has given his own pitch on how much he thinks it may cost, as well as warning that there will be limits to how high the price tag can go.
“I’m not competent to figure out what the components cost, nor to understand the power, other than to say it looks more powerful than a PS4 Pro,” Pachter told GamingBolt.
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“I would guess that it will launch around the same $400 or so. If it’s priced higher, it may not sell very well.”
Gamespot have shared their own analysis of the situation, with member of the team citing what they believe will be the cost of the new console.
Out of Out of the six team members asked, four went for a $500 price for the Scorpio, the other two opting for $400 and $450, respectively.
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If the Scorpio did debut at the higher $500 mark, would that necessarily mean a bleak outlook for Microsoft.
While Pachter believes so, there is another console that managed to turn heads with its price tag.
The Nintendo Switch price being revealed at $300 made some analysts sceptical at how well it could sell.
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However, since its launch in March, the Nintendo Switch has managed to debut as the Japanese games giant’s best selling console in an opening week – not an easy feat.
While both products are different in both specs and audience targeting, they are both looking to appeal to gamers using one central feature.
The Nintendo Switch offers gaming on the go, while the Xbox Scorpio is the first console that will include native 4K support.
It’s fair to say that the new Microsoft gaming machine will face its own unique challenges when trying to win over fans, however, its unique selling point could well be its salvation in such a crowded console market.