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Microsoft hasn’t been having the best year for exclusives or incentives to keep people on Xbox One. With Sony already having its “4K” solution in stores, Microsoft is going to have to impress with Project Scorpio at E3 today. According to Geoff Keighley on Twitter, it looks like the price point might be putting some people off of a potential purchase.
I can now say with confidence Project Scorpio is $499. Unless something changes today, that is what will be announced.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) June 11, 2017
Now, taken by itself, that does sound expensive, but one has to consider what Project Scorpio is doing. For a console to output native 4K visuals is damn impressive at that price point. To get the same result on PC, you’re looking at investing in a $400+ video card and even more if you want to keep your games at 60 FPS.
Whether or not this ends up being true, it looks like Microsoft is doing everything in its power to make Project Scorpio as competitive as possible. I was honestly expecting a price of around $700, but $500 sounds much better. Hopefully it lives up to the hype as Microsoft really needs a win to stay in this race.
Geoff Keighley [Twitter]