The new Xbox 2 will be a wonder of scientific and engineering prowess when it launches. It will have a lot of new features and will be a true successor to the previous generations of the Xbox consoles. Of course, when it comes to the Xbox 2 price, it is of primary importance that the new console is priced just right. Too pricey and many people will not be able to afford it, thereby alienating the gaming masses. All in all, there are many factors which affect the price of the devices. We will list some of them below.
Xbox 2 Price: What Does History Suggest?
One, the precedents factor. The Xbox originally released in 2001 and had a price point of $299. At that time, the Xbox was considered to be very expensive; then again, it was also a very well constructed device which, at the time, was nothing short of a revolution. The next Xbox which released was the Xbox 360, which released in November 2005 and came for $299 -$399. It was a very successful device and had a lot of admirers and followers. It still does, by the way. While not a quantum leap over the existing Xbox, it was, however, a significant positive development after the 2001 release.
In November 2013, the all-new Microsoft Xbox One was released at a price of $499. While being an excellent successor to the other consoles, it was hardly the phenomenal success that Microsoft was expecting it to be. However, with the release of the Xbox One S in November 2017, it was proved beyond doubt that Microsoft still had what it took to manufacture a very successful console. The Xbox One S was priced at $399. Based on the historical precedents, we can arrive at some idea of what the Xbox 2 price will be. It has to be backed by logic as well.
Xbox 2 Price: Current Conditions
The current factors which will alter the price of the Xbox 2 console will include the graphics, which is rumored to be 4K quality and a lot of tertiary factors as well, one of which is that the new console will be VR compatible. Since there are reports that the Microsoft HoloLens will be delayed for some time, Oculus Rift may step in to fill the gap. This may even further increase the price of the Xbox 2. Besides, the factor of inflation must also be factored in.
In the end, we believe that the Xbox 2 price tag will be somewhere between $599 and $699. With this price point, the new console will be at once relatively inexpensive and also very coveted.