Microsoft has recently announced the Xbox One X video game console, with the manufacturer pushing the new device strongly at the E3 trade show.
This will be the most powerful machine of its type to ever be released, with the 6 tflop of power included meaning that it significantly outperforms the competing PlayStation 4 Pro, although Sony has also been linked with the release of a PlayStation 5.
But considering the powerful specs of the console, pricing was always likely to be challenging. From the moment that Microsoft indicated the potential power of this device, it was obvious that the Xbox One X price would be pretty hefty.
So here ValueWalk examines the pricing of the device in the United States, Canada and the UK, along with some related issues.
Naturally the United States will be a key marketplace for Microsoft with the new console, and thus the price tag of the Xbox One X in the US has made the most headlines. This is also due to the fact that the figure for the machine in the US is around the rather neat $500, or $499 to be precise.
Pushing a console out at this price point is almost unheard of, with both the PlayStation 4 Pro and Nintendo Switch retailing at around $399 in the United States currently.
With both Sony and Nintendo having the potential to slash the price of their consoles ahead of the release of the Xbox One X, this means that Microsoft must deliver something truly outstanding in order to garner significant market share.