Phil Spencer, director of Xbox, talked about the price of Xbox Scorpio and the affirmation of the analyst, Michael Pachter, who in recent days said that Microsoft would commit suicide if Xbox Scorpio was more than $399. The person in charge recognized that the console, scheduled to debut in a year, will be more expensive than the Xbox One S because it is a product for high-end consumers, but denied that Microsoft’s success depends only on that decision or that product only.
“Scorpio will be a premium console. It will cost more than S, obviously, this is how we are building it up. We have not announced the pricing yet, but want to make sure that the investment we are making in the product of Scorpio goes hand in hand with the requirement of high-end consumer and that means a higher price,” said Spencer, adding that “There is not a single product you see and say ‘this is the product that defines how you are doing in the market’. It really is the repertoire of all products with prices and when we think of Scorpio it is for a high-end consumer who demands the maximum of a console, and the console built to meet that demand.”
As an example of his point, the executive recalled the uncertainty that the announcement of Xbox One S caused for some but stressed that the pessimistic projections were not met and stressed that the key is to be transparent with the products, capacities and prices. “No, I do not think there is a single product that is a key to success.”
Regular bundles of Xbox One S (the limited edition of Gears of War 4 is an exception) range from $250 USD and $350 USD depending on the capacity of the hard disk and the games included, which gives us an idea of the cost of Xbox Scorpio, premiering, if all goes well, next year end.