In an interview, Xbox head Phil Spencer has quietly suggested about the pricing of the next generation of gaming console codenamed “Project Scorpio”. Project Scorpio is believed to be the “most powerful console ever” complete with 8 CPU cores, 320 GB/s Memory bandwidth, 6 Teraflops of power, true 4K gaming, and hi-fidelity VR which will surely put on a high-end experience.
“Scorpio will be a premium console. It will cost more than S, obviously, that’s how we are building it,” he said (via Gamepur). “We have not announced the pricing yet, but I want to make sure that the investment we are putting into the product of Scorpio meets the demands of the higher-end consumer and that will be a higher price.”
Project Scorpio console will not come as a replacement for the existing Xbox One S, but as a standalone product which will support all the games and accessories of the original Xbox one.
“There is not one product that our customers come in and buy,” he said. “Some people come in and buy the 500 GB Xbox One S. Many people now are now buying our original Xbox One consoles that are a really good price. There is no one product that you look at and say, ‘This is the product that defines how you are doing in that market.'”
“It is really the breadth of all the products you have at all the price points,” he added. “For us, when we think about Scorpio, it’s for a higher-end customer who demands the most they can get out of a console, and we built a console to meet that demand.”
Watch Phil Spencer responding on Scorpio.
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