Xbox One X Is Priced Too High, Says Michael Pachter

Not an unfair price, but a high one nonetheless.

Posted By | On 12th, Jun. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


The Xbox One X’s price was announced earlier today, and at a whopping $499, it was deemed to be way too expensive by most people. Most people apparently also includes Michael Pachter, the analyst at Wedbush Securities. Speaking during the YouTube Live coverage, Pachter gave his thoughts on the Xbox One X’s price.

The big problem, according to Pachter, is that the One X costs as much as a PS4 plus Xbox One S combined- so there is the larger question of whether or not the casual customer will even consider purchasing it when they can always purchase a cheaper Xbox One or PS4. According to him, while $500 is a fair price, it is not one that will appeal to the mass market, who are being inundated with cheaper consoles from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft themselves.

In the end, Pachter predicted success for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, but was left wondering about the Xbox One X’s possible mass market appeal. It will be interesting to see how well the console can do, definitely.


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  • Psionicinversion

    its priced to high? yes lets produce hardware and give it away for free

    • Mark

      Ahaaa. Day one for me

    • Dafuq Iswrong

      If they give the xbone x for free I’ll get one. But only if they beg.

  • Poseidon team

    Let’s be fair, the X1 X packs a lot of optimization and power… and an equivalent PC (including the UHD Blu Ray drive) would cost something around $1000. Microsoft is asking for half of that including their R&D costs. They are probably already selling it on a loss. If you want it cheaper wait for a price cut a year from now, or get something else.

  • stopbeingafanboy

    The price is not the problem. The problem for me is out of all those 42 games, I see no reason to upgrade from my X1S. At least for the Pro it made my VR experience tons better.

    • I don’t think this is for X1S owners. It’s for people with 4K TVs who want to play in full 4K.

    • stopbeingafanboy

      I have a 4ktv and they still have not convinced me to get the X1X.

    • If it’s not for you, it’s not for you.

    • stopbeingafanboy

      Indeed.


 

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