Xbox One Scorpio Will Be Priced Like A Console, Not A High End PC- Phil Spencer

“Because we’re building one spec, we’re able to look at the balance between all the components and make sure that it’s something we really hit that matters to consumers and gamers.”

Posted By | On 07th, Dec. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Phil Spencer has recently made it very clear that he views the Xbox One Scorpio as a premium product, and that its price should reflect that, which has led to persistent speculation regarding just how high the new console may be priced. However, in an interview with AusGamers, Spencer has clarified his stance, stating that he still wants the system to be priced like a console, instead of a gaming PC.

“When you talk to me about Scorpio, the term I use about the architecture isn’t the six teraflops which is obviously what we’ve announced, it’s balance,” he said. “Really what it is, is you want a platform that is balanced between memory bandwidth, GPU power, you know, your ability to move memory and [an] amount of memory around in many ways is more inhibiting to the performance of your game than absolute teraflops on any one of the individual pieces, and when we designed Scorpio we really thought about this balanced rig that could come together at a price-point. Like, I want Scorpio to be at a console price-point, I’m not trying to go and compete with a high-end rig. And because we’re building one spec, we’re able to look at the balance between all the components and make sure that it’s something we really hit that matters to consumers and gamers.”

Which seems to indicate that while 6 TFLOPs is a massive amount of power, the system will definitely have some trade offs in order to keep costs under control. I just hope Microsoft don’t skimp out on the RAM- that would be foolish and short sighted.


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  • Reclaimer13

    For under $550 right now you can build a pc with similar specs to the rumored Scorpio specs. And that’s retail, which means each one of those parts are marked up for profit. There’s no way Scorpio will be sold for more than $500.

    • Troy Marcel

      I’ll still buy it if it was more, in Australia we pay more anyway.

    • Reclaimer13

      Well you also make a lot more 🙂

    • jp

      in Mexico we pay more and make less, videogames are an expensive hobby.

    • Riggybro

      It’s worse in New Zealand. My PS4 Pro cos me 14 sheep, 2 cows, 1 daughter and a kidney.

    • jp

      hahaha, over here we pay double of what US pays, and the make double so we end up paying 4x for games so to speak… im lucky I have a good job, a lot of people likes videogames over here but not all people spend thousands of pesos on it.

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL

    • Shaun

      While I agree with your last statement I do believe the first statement you made misses a huge point in regards to a PC “of similar specs” is still not an Xbox One nor a console

    • Reclaimer13

      I was just trying to add some perspective.

  • Riggybro

    6 TF is not a high-end PC today.

    In 12 months it will definitely not be anywhere near high-end.

    So no problems on the price point in that regard.

    My prediction – they will cheap out on the HDD again it will be a 7200rpm this time though. CPU will be another “if gets the job done” type Jaguar ballpark.

    • Mark

      Yeah I think the HDD will be cheaped out but I ain’t worried bout that. I really wanna know what dam CPU they’re lookin at. Phil keeps saying “balance”, so I hope he knows sumthin like the Pro’s CPU performance won’t cut it

    • Learned Handgun

      they are going to skip the cpu. straight cloud computing.

    • Mark

      Yeah, Scorpio’s gonna have access to unlimited amount of Azure CPU performance….I can’t wait!

    • Riggybro

      Hopefully it’s some kinda hybrid HDD/SSD thing. Can you imagine how long it’ll take for a Scorpio game to load on a 5400 rpm EEEK!

      Yeah the CPU of course will be better than Jaguar but it will likely be a modern equivalent of it (panther! Tiger! Ha) I mean it ain’t gonna be like an i7 (and why would they? Doesn’t need it) just the latest AMD low-mid range thing. Gets the job done.

    • Mark

      Yeah it won’t be a desktop monster CPU

    • theduckofdeath

      Best case is something based on Summit Ridge.

    • Learned Handgun

      I think you’re right about the hard drive but i’m sure they will at least put in a Sata III port (like they did in the Xbox One S) so you can add your own SSD. Hopefully they go 7200rpm hdd, but 1 TB SSD’s are still rather expensive so I can’t blame them for only going with the hdd.

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  • Andy Maas

    i would say between $430-500

  • Hvd

    a console is in the $400-$500 range.the xbox scorpio mit be $550 at the most

    • Agent_Blade

      Your comment is immediately invalid. It’s gonna hit corners like every console in history. Scorpio won’t be high end after 6 months.

    • efnet

      Compared to any console that will be out at that time, yes it will lol

    • Hvd

      dont you belong in the my little ponie forums?…you are a bad troll.

      thats how you troll…ill teach you.

    • Mark

      Lmao

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    • Mark

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  • efnet

    Can’t wait to own this beast of a console .

  • theduckofdeath

    In 12 months, the price will come down on components. A good deal with AMD could yield an APU with bottom-basement Summit Ridge and small Vega (11) variants. MS will want to up the RAM 1-4 GB and switch to GDDR5.

    I doubt MS wants to exceed $500. PS4 Pro will likely sell at $300 during ’17 BF-CM. Maybe there will be different SKUs.

  • Mark

    Uhh Pramath, I think Phil’s sayin Scorpio will have BALANCED components. That means the GPU will need to be complemented by substantial RAM, bandwidth and a CPU that won’t pretty much hold bak its compute. In other words, why have 6Tflops if ur bandwidth is 170Gb/s, or 8GB of RAM? U need BALANCE, to make the most of these things, better textures, higher res, blah blah. So I don’t get what u mean by trade-offs?

  • Mr Xrat

    Oh look, Uncle Phil repeating the same guff he said weeks ago to try and make people care. Try releasing some games, Phil.

    • Michael

      pony tears. Sony should try getting free BC and releasing some games for vita that don’t suck.

    • crazy_black_man-

      You sound so desperate for a good reply and but you keep coming up stupid.


 

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