The Xbox One X Is Not For Everybody, Says Microsoft’s Phil Spencer

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The Xbox One X is so expensive- almost prohibitively so. For the system that Microsoft was pitching as the great reversal of fortunes for the Xbox brand, was it wise to have such an expensive console that might price itself out of the market? What was the reasoning behind the decision at all?

Speaking to Giant Bomb, Spencer explained that the Xbox One X is for a very specific audience, and that it was never meant to be a mass market driver. ‘Xbox One X is specifically a console, so it’s for someone who want to play on a console, who wants the most powerful console, a premium experience… it’s not for everyone, just like the Elite Controller, a $150 controller is not for everybody,” Spencer explained.

“Some of you just get the controller you have, and go and play your games, and so we’re going to play a lot of Xbox One S’s. We’ll sell more S’s than X’s, because the price point is important to a lot of people. But there are some people out there who go and buy a Titan X, and put it in their PC, and it’s for a specific thing, and there’s also people on the console side that buy a PS4 Pro or an Elite controller, and want the best experience that their console ecosystem offers. And I wanted to make sure that the best that Xbox offers would be the best thing that anybody is offering right now.”

I get the explanation, I understand it, it’s a sensible one… but then there was a disconnect in the messaging- Microsoft pitched it as the next major evolution of Xbox, and the Xbox One X cannot be that if it’s only accessible to a fraction of the Xbox userbase and market.

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MikeyPosted:

I think you going to see alot of people change platforms from ps4 to xbox now, already a mate of mine, said he is going to be getting the xbox one x.

MeetPosted:

I understand where he's coming from, they made the X for people who want to be on another level literally with the example of the elite controller.

GR33NV3N0MPosted:

Ethan "Microsoft pitched it as the next major evolution of Xbox, and the Xbox One X cannot be that if its only accessible to a fraction of the Xbox userbase and market."



That is so important! They are missing a large chunk of their audience!


Totally 100% wrong.

The console is 100% "available" to everyone, HOWEVER not everyone will want to pay that price for it. PC world have recently done a "beat an xbox one x" challenge where they tried to get a Custom PC build that will play games as good or better than the xbox one x, its not possible.

For what you are getting that price tag is actually very good. the console will be very good and is available to everyone who wants it, its not MS fault that people dont want to pay it, want a premium experience pay the premium price simple as that.

EthanPosted:

"Microsoft pitched it as the next major evolution of Xbox, and the Xbox One X cannot be that if its only accessible to a fraction of the Xbox userbase and market."



That is so important! They are missing a large chunk of their audience!

ReevyPosted:

Rareparrot so why didnt microsoft say this when the 360 came out??? Some of you just get the controller you have, and go and play your games" it was obvi that the 360 was more powerful than the original xbox..


Do you even read these articles or just post for no reason? lol

And personal I might get this in the future purely for the better graphics and because it's slightly faster

Logan-PaulPosted:

so why didnt microsoft say this when the 360 came out??? Some of you just get the controller you have, and go and play your games" it was obvi that the 360 was more powerful than the original xbox..

k3rryPosted:

Phil Spencer is killing it and saying exactly what needs to be said, he's almost got it completely right but for now he's doing great things and giving us some great insight to the development of the Xbox One X.

DismissPosted:

Not gonna lie. I only want this for Ark. That's literally it for now. Maybe more games in the future.

SakonPosted:

I agree, the average gamer won't care how powerful the console is. They're just there to play a video game that's it.

MajPosted:

Tbh they could just say this to justify the rather large price tag