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Retail Insider claims that the Xbox Series X will cost $599

The Xbox Series X will release for an eye-watering price

Retail Insider claims that the Xbox Series X will cost $599

Retail Insider claims that the Xbox Series X will cost $599

Microsoft's Xbox Series X will release with an eye-watering price tag, the only question today is how eye-watering will that price tag be. New consoles are never cheap, and that is especially true for systems which aim to deliver industry-leading hardware specifications. 

SSD storage isn't cheap, 7nm silicon isn't cheap, 8-core processors aren't cheap and neither are high-end graphics cards and GDDR6 memory. All that adds up to an expensive bill of materials for the Xbox Series X, even if Microsoft takes a small loss on its hardware sales. 

The Gaming journalist Alanah Pearce has stated that a retail source has confirmed that Microsoft's Xbox Series X will cost $599 and launch this November. In the UK, this translates to a UK price tag of £549.99 including VAT.   

While this price tag could be a placeholder or a fake, it sits exactly where we would expect Microsoft's Xbox Series X pricing to lie. As we said before, Microsoft's hardware isn't going to be cheap to manufacture, and this price tag is only more than the Xbox One's 2013 launch price of $499 and the Xbox One X's launch price of $499.

It is also worth considering that Microsoft is reportedly releasing a lower-end Xbox Series S console to deliver a lower cost console than Sony. This system will likely ship with the same CPU specifications and a smaller graphics processor than the Xbox Series X, targetting lower resolutions and a significantly reduced price point.

Another thing that's worth noting is that Microsoft can change their Xbox Series X's pricing at any time, reacting to Sony's PlayStation 5 and other factors when they deem it necessary.  



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18-08-2020, 11:25:09

AlienALX
How is that eye watering when a top end GPU costs three times as much?

An entry level gaming PC costs that much.Quote

18-08-2020, 11:31:55

Digikid
$800CDN.


F that.Quote

18-08-2020, 11:35:23

Warchild
Not paying $599 for something I will hardly use. thats going to be around £800 for me here. Sorry Xbox. Lost a deal with me.Quote

18-08-2020, 11:50:42

NeverBackDown
That's likely cheaper than it will actually be. That's probably their reaction price to Sony.Quote

18-08-2020, 15:51:24

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
That's likely cheaper than it will actually be. That's probably their reaction price to Sony.
Yeah at $599 it seems awful cheap for the spec.

You could not even get close in a PC with that sort of spec *and* a NVME drive.

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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Not paying $599 for something I will hardly use. thats going to be around £800 for me here. Sorry Xbox. Lost a deal with me.
Obviously not and I doubt I will either but for the price if you have nothing right now or an old console that sounds like a deal to me dude. Like I say, spec up a $599 PC and see what you get. 4k? lmao yeah right.Quote
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