Microsoft has hinted in the past that the Xbox One Scorpio is a premium console and that it will be priced to reflect that. Phil Spencer has hinted the price won’t be too insane though.
Spencer had a chance to talk with NZGamer while visiting the EB Games Expo across the ditch in Australia. He said the console won’t have a price that we haven’t seen before, which means it may not be too expensive.
He said: So you can see the price of the S today. When we designed both of these, which we kind of designed it in parallel. We thought about the price performance of what we wanted to hit with the Scorpio, relative to what we were going to be able to do with the S. So that we would have a good price continuum, so people wouldn’t look at these two things as so disconnected because of the price delta.
So I think you will feel like it’s a premium product, a premium console. And not something, anything more than that. So I wouldn’t get people worried that this thing is going to be unlike any console price you’ve ever seen. We didn’t design it that way.
Judging from his comment, it may not be as expensive as the high $599 price of the PS3 back in 2006. It’s possible it could be around the $400 or $500 range. After all, the PS4 Pro is set at $399 so Microsoft may not want to set the price too high for itself next year.