Indian gamers will be paying a hefty price for the world’s most powerful console…
Microsoft’s Xbox One isn’t actually doing all that hot in India, where it barely has a presence, thanks to a botched launch, and because of the enduring popularity of Sony’s PS4, but it looks like Microsoft will still be releasing the Xbox One X in the country. The new console is set to launch in India on January 15, 2018 (so a little over ten days from now).
It’s the price that’s a problem here, though- according to the Xbox India website, the Xbox One X will cost ₹44,900, which is an obscene amount that translates to over $700 USD- the Xbox One X costs $500 USD internationally.
On the other hand, the costs are in keeping with the general $100=₹10,000 equivalence we often see, and are probably driven up by the insane import duties on electronics in the country- still, that will hardly come as any comfort to anyone who wanted one, and will probably stifle its sales there.