Pachter: Xbox One X Won’t Sell Well As It Costs 2X More Than PS4, Not Because of the Lack of Games
In the last episode of Pachter Factor series, the well-known analyst Michael Pachter has once again expressed his concerns with regard to Xbox One X.
The upcoming Microsoft console, according to him, will not succeed when it is launched in the market on November 7th not because it does not have a sufficiently large launch title, but rather because of its high price.
“I think it won’t sell so well because it cost twice as much as PlayStation 4,” Pachter said. “I mean I think that’s the easy answer and you know again PlayStation 4 and Xbox One S are nominally are priced at $299 and they’re pretty regularly discounted to $249 and they are almost always bundled with something so the $299 version you kind of have to be a moron to pay $299 for a console now and not get a piece of software for free which does have a perceived value of 50 bucks.”
“You’ll be able to get to Christmas Xbox One X launch date and for $600 you can buy a PlayStation and an Xbox and get a piece of software for each for sure like I promised that and If you can’t get that I’ll give you the 50 bucks difference,” Pachter further stated. “I’ll give you software you’re going to find that during the Holiday Season between Black Friday and Christmas. I promise you at least 5 days in that period you will be able to buy each console for $300 and free pieces of software. For $600 you can buy both consoles and two games, and for $500 you can buy an Xbox One X and no games and if you want to buy two games at least another 100 bucks so the value proposition is ONE CONSOLE TWO GAMES or TWO CONSOLE TWO GAMES.”
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