The next-generation of platforms taking form in the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles offer users a plethora of new features, mechanics, and years of technological advancements. Both Sony and Microsoft have been secretive so far on the pricing of their respective consoles. There have been some rumors and listings spotted here and there. The latest rumor courtest of WCCFTech suggests Microsoft plans on slashing the price tag of the Xbox Series X in half to put it on the Xbox Series S/Lockhart.
Eastmen. a Beyond3D forums user, and someone who WCCFTech has used before for insider information from Microsoft, revealed more details on what will the Xbox Series S offer. It will reportedly offer a smaller-sized console and be all-digital. While being digital is similar to Sony's all digital PS5 there will also be a performance drop associated with the Series S.
However, the main rumor is Microsoft pricing the Xbox Series X at $400, then cutting the price in half to label Xbox Series S. It doesn't seem feasible for the studio to make enough money just from purely an increased number of sales due to a cheaper price tag. Taking that into consideration, it's likely Microsoft plans to subsidize losses from the console manufacturing front in game sales and service subscriptions.
Last I heard it be half the price of the XSX and last i heard MS were prepared for a $400 XSX. I am not sure what the final price will be. I think if sony is $500/$600 MS may try to go in at $200/$400/$500 but we will see
MS will make up any losses they take by getting a higher cut of game sales and more subscriptions. Pricing also depends on what Sony does. MS doesn't have to go as extreme in pricing if sony prices itself higher.
Do you think this is truly a move Microsoft can take with their next-generation console? Will a lower price tag actually encourage more game sales and service subscriptions? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.