According to gaming industry analysts, the Xbox Scorpio could carry a price tag of around $399 – lower than the prices of Xbox One.
The price was predicted by analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities who during his show Pachter Factor revealed predictions for E3 2017. According to the analyst, the Xbox Scorpio price has to be lower than what the Xbox One cost at launch and it would crucial if Microsoft hoped have a “chance of remaining relevant this cycle” and that the company can’t afford to “price themselves out of the market.”
Pachter also anticipates a price drop on the PS4 Pro to $249, which would only be the case if Microsoft prices its Xbox Scorpio at $399. Reason being, Microsoft’s E3 2017 conference takes place 30 hours before Sony’s, giving the Japanese firm enough time to retaliate. He believes that a $249 price on the PS4 Pro along with PS Plus and Sony digital services would make for an attractive offer to consumers.
“If Microsoft prices the Xbox One Scorpio $499 or higher, Sony doesn’t have to do anything,” he said.
Though pricing for Scorpio will be important and Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has said it won’t be cheap, $399 will be an absolute bargain for what it promises.
At the moment though, the PS4 is handily outselling the Xbox One in every region with three PS4s sold for every Xbox One in Europe and two PS4s for every Xbox One sold in the US. Chances are, if you’re looking for a console to buy, you’re considering a PS4 simply because your friends own one or for greater availability of games as the case is in markets like India.