In a few days, Microsoft will finally unveil new announcements regarding the much awaited game console of the year, the Project Scorpio.
While many are still waiting to hear about Microsoft’s event during this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2017), some are now day dreaming of buying the console as soon as it goes on sale.
However, the main issue now is the fact that most consumers who are waiting patiently for the Project Scorpio do not have the faintest idea how much the console will be. So far, earlier reports suggest that the console might cost well and above $500 on release. Some analyst even say that it might rack up to $600 due to its extreme gaming performance.
On the other hand, there are others who think that Microsoft might sell the Project Scorpio for less than $500. This price is already starting to look attractive to some especially when the GPU of the console is capable of 6 TFLOPs of single precision calculations.
However, it seems like fans may have more to celebrate regarding the pricing for the Project Scorpio. Analyst Michael Pachter from Wedbush Securities predicts that Microsoft’s high-end gaming console will cost only $399. According to Pachter, Microsoft will not want to over price the console in order to remain relevant.
Another point in Pachter’s prediction is Sony’s response to the Project Scorpio. On the upcoming E3 event, Microsoft is expected to announce more details for the console on Sunday, June 11. After this, it will be Sony’s turn to unveil its horde of information to guests of the said event. However, before Sony could announce any of its plans, the company will have more than 24 hours to make a decision and hone its response. That said, Pachter believes that in order to combat the pressure from the Project Scorpio, Sony might introduce further price reductions to the PS4 Pro.
Pachter thinks that Sony might offer its high-end gaming console for as low as $249. If not, the company can still opt for a slightly more expensive $299 price range.
It looks like this year’s E3 event will be an exciting one. For more updates on the Project Scorpio, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.