New consoles are coming and that means we will have to cough up to stay on top of our games.
But how much will we be asked to pay exactly?
In an interview with NZ Gamer, Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed that the Project Scorpio won’t retail at “unheard of prices”.
So I think you will feel like it’s a premium product, a premium console. And not something, anything more than that. So I wouldn’t get people worried that this thing is going to be unlike any console price you’ve ever seen. We didn’t design it that way.
That said, the opening price point for the Xbox One S, and the different hard drive sizes that is a critical part of this whole product. When I think about it as a product line, you should expect the pricing to kind of be in line with that.
The interviewer at NZ Gamer extrapolated this to mean we could see Project Scorpio pricing to hit the $600 high of the PS3 launch.
This would make it $200 more expensive than the upcoming PS4 Pro (which also launches a year earlier) and could mean a very high price point for South Africa.