Many hoped that after the successful launch of Xbox 360 backwards compatibility on Xbox One that Microsoft would extend this support to the original Xbox. It offers an 8-core processor that clocks at 2.3 GHz.
Even at $499 Dollars, the company will sell the new console of Xbox One X at a loss.
Although the Xbox One X will indeed outperform the PS4 Pro, Microsoft kind of lacked some major first-party AAA titles during its E3 2017 announcement.
This comes on the back of several analysts saying that the Xbox One X's price point of $649 AUD is too much. This is particularly important for rendering high res textures, since both consoles aim to offer 4K quality. While that's a lot of money for a machine that plays games, it's a lot less than you'd pay for a similarly specced PC. Many hardware sales are pushed as a "loss" of each unit at launch, making up for the deficit through the sales of games, DLC, and other digital content/subscriptions to keep gamer's with a steady income over time.
The console is being touted as the most powerful ever, and will support true 4K gaming. "We're focusing on Xbox One S and Xbox One X and the games you're going to play", Spencer said.
"I don't want to get into all the numbers, but in aggregate you should think about the hardware part of the console business is not the money-making part of the business", Spencer told Business Insider.
Phil Spencer had some details share on it but more technical aspects of Xbox games running on an emulator and how well they work is something we can not comment on at the moment.
It's traditionally only Nintendo who manages to sell its hardware at any sort of profit out of the gate (though the Wii U was an anomaly) there. "We had 42 games, 22 of them with console exclusivity that I could put on-stage that all are games where you could see the dates for them and when they're coming", Spencer said.