The Xbox Series X, or just “Xbox”, was announced during the 2019 The Game Awards, which took place last week. But even with a host of news and revelations, Microsoft's new console remains a mystery.
One of the biggest questions so far is how much the new console will cost in world markets. In a series of tweets, analyst Daniel Ahmad explained that, after examining the list of console stories, the Xbox Series X could be costing $ 500 to make.
Phil Spencer comments on the power of the Xbox Series X
According to Ahmad, only the CPU, GPU and memory represent about half of the stipulated price. While the design may allow the new video game to work as quietly as a mouse, the choice has not spared any processor expense.
Even though it is an accurate analysis of individual parts prices, Microsoft has not yet officially released any definite value for manufacturing the “most powerful console ever”.
Struggling to see how PS5 / X Series can launch sub $ 400 given preliminary BOM for known specs.
The CPU / GPU, GDDR6 Memory and NVM and SSD alone would be well above 50% of both the build price and a $ 400 retail price.
It's either taking a heavy loss, or price appropriately above $ 400
Game Awards 2019 had over 45 million streams— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) December 19, 2019