Microsoft is going to announce the specifications for Xbox Series S in few days if rumors are to be believed. The Xbox One S and One X still exist in the market but it is to be seen how they handle the pricing while phasing out older consoles from production. It will help avoid confusion among buyers because if there are four or more Xbox One consoles, it could affect sales.
Based on the powerful specifications found in the Xbox Series X console which includes SSD storage and 4K-capable graphics card to deliver games on the highest possible resolution, it is going to be super expensive. PC gamers are not new to expensive components as they spend close to $500 or more on just the graphics card.
Multi-Console Launch Trend is Common Now
When every other component is invested, it can easily go up to $1000 or $2000 if you are looking to build your own 4K gaming PC. However, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is expected to cost $500 and no less because of how powerful the machine is. The Xbox Series S is expected to be the entry level console but it will still be expensive at $350.
With some holiday discounts, you might possibly be able to buy the console for $300 or maybe get an additional controller for the $350 you pay. The Xbox One X is next in the line at $250 when the new generation consoles get launched while the disc-less variant of the Xbox One S will sell for just $150.
Sony May Launch PS5+ Priced at $599
The entire concept is similar to how gaming PCs have operated over two decades. You will be able to play the same game on all consoles but with highly varied graphical fidelity. Sony is doing its own part as a new rumor claims that PS5+ is a new all-powerful console to compete with Series X and will cost $599.
The PS5 may get some technical downgrade so as to meet the price point of $400 to stay relevant in the budget-zone. PS5 Pro will continue to be around but it doesn’t deliver in terms of performance so far in some titles that has pushed Sony to bring in a new console to stay competitive.