Microsoft seemed to have struck gold when it announced quite possibly the most powerful console ever made when they announced the Xbox One Scorpio, however there was one major stumbling block, and that was its price. With Phil Spencer going on record saying that the Xbox One Scorpio would be priced like a premium console, many of us were left confused as to just what the price would be. However renowned Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has shed some light on the matter.
Pachter appears to believe that Sony will do everything in its power to keep the Xbox One playing second fiddle, and in order to achieve that they will slash the prices on both the PS4, and the PS4 slim.
Here is the statement that he made to gamesIndustry.biz
PS4 price goes to $199. I think Sony is intent upon keeping Microsoft in distant second, and expect a price cut for standard PS4 (slim) to $199 before year-end 2017.
He further added that Microsoft risks falling further behind if they are not able to keep up with the price drops , and he estimates that if the PS4 Pro drops its price before the holidays of 2017 ( which is a likely possibility) than Microsoft has a real tough battle on their hands.
Here is what he had to say on the matter
The Xbox Scorpio is priced at $399. This might not be low enough, particularly if PS4 Pro drops before holiday 2017, but Microsoft has to price competitively or fall farther behind.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the Xbox One Scorpio is priced come 2017, and whether it can actually fulfill its promise and knock down the PS4 Pro from its perch.
Let us know what you make of Michael Pachters comments and whether you think that Microsoft is indeed fighting a losing battle when it comes to the PS4 Pro by commenting in the comments section below.