The Xbox Scorpio specs are officially revealed: Microsoft wants a seat on the throne

umbala

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I'd be interested in knowing how much these will cost before I rush out and line up for one. It will have to be competitive to get me away from the PS game titles.
Rumors say $499

That's my guess --- $499 is a bit higher than most would like to see, but it makes the most sense for a launch price though, that way it can eventually be reduced to $449 & $399 and still be priced well above the $249 One S.

That being said, Microsoft would do way better in the long run pricing it at $399 and simply not doing any price reductions for the first 1-2 years. They'd sell way more units and gain momentum early on with the $399 pricing than they would if they sold at $499.
The big hole in your theory is that Microsoft doesn't need momentum. They already have a well established base the same as Sony. This will mostly be of interest to hardcore gamers and people with 4K TVs. It would make absolutely no sense for Microsoft to start out at $399 when this is first released. Keep in mind it's considerably more powerful than Sony's offering, which means it costs a chunk more for Microsoft to manufacture it too.
 

Rig

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Anyone got any idea what the equivalent CPU/GPU for a PC would be? Maybe GTX 1060(6GiB)/RX 480(8GiB) for the GPU side?
 

kapital98

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Anyone got any idea what the equivalent CPU/GPU for a PC would be? Maybe GTX 1060(6GiB)/RX 480(8GiB) for the GPU side?

Other sites out there do a better job of breaking down the architecture (it starts with an "A" and ends with a "tech").

This is many ways going to be on par with a Radeon 480x. Though it's a custom chip so not everything is known. It almost certainly will not be able to play 4k AAA games without some serious tweaks and optimizations by developers. Much in the same way that many Xbox One games play at 900p due to the hardware limitations.
 

Mugsy

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Not anything to do with any console, but I find it annoying how everyone has just accepted a horizontal resolution of "3840" to be "4K".

It's 3.75K.

What are they going to call ACTUAL 4K monitors? "4K plus"? :(
 

Vulcanproject

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Now Microsoft just have to get some good games to put on their uber console that I can't already play on my PC. I'm not holding my breath.
 

kapital98

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Not anything to do with any console, but I find it annoying how everyone has just accepted a horizontal resolution of "3840" to be "4K".

It's 3.75K.

What are they going to call ACTUAL 4K monitors? "4K plus"? :(

It still makes no sense calling it 3.75k. For marketing purposes they flipped which number to use. Nobody goes around calling 1920x1080p monitors 2k.
 

CaptainTom

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That's what Microsoft doesn't get about the console market: You have to earn a seat at the big boy table, it isn't given to you because you have a larger marketing department.


You have to make better products. You have to make better games. And you have to demonstrate that you are in it for the long haul.

Microsoft has release questionable pieces of hardware consistently, they have given up on making exclusives, and they have shown time and time again that they are unwilling to invest in anything that doesn't give immediate short-term gains.