Microsoft isn't making a profit with their new Xbox One X console

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Microsoft has finally launched their ambitious bid to claim the lead in 4K gaming with the launch of Microsoft Xbox One X. Previously known as Project Scorpio, Xbox One X promises 40% more power in terms of graphics.

At the moment, there are 386 Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One after the feature was announced at the Microsoft E3 conference in June 2015. But let's have a look at the differences between the two. "It won't be as big as Xbox 360, I'll tell people that", Spencer said.

The fact that Microsoft is not making a profit on the Xbox One X now, however, could not be considered surprising at all. Spencer claims that the Xbox One X is on another level compared to Sony's top end console to date.

As for the PS4 Pro, it comes with an AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performance and 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. On paper, it's clear that the PS4 Pro is competing with the Xbox One S, rather than the Xbox One X.

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Spencer, however, refused to admit that Microsoft is selling each Xbox One X at a loss, clouding the profit margin that the company expects from what is described as "the world's most powerful console".

Xbox One X will be offering 6 teraflops (trillion floating point operations per second), in comparison to only 4.2 offered by PS4 Pro.

Speaking to Giant Bomb (via Gamespot), Spencer said that supporting original Xbox games on Xbox One is more technically challenging than Xbox 360, and touched on the rights issue as another bump in the road.

So if you pre-order Xbox One X you get to not only enjoy a 1 month Xbox Game Pass trial, but you also get to get your hands on a 14 day Xbox Live Gold trial as well. Although you can capture videos at 4K/60 fps on the Xbox One X. "I don't want to get into all the numbers, but in aggregate you should think about the hardware part of the console business is not the money-making part of the business".

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