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Predict Xbox Scarlet Reveal Date.

January 2 28.57%
 
February 3 42.86%
 
March 2 28.57%
 
April 0 0.00%
 
May 0 0.00%
 
June 0 0.00%
 
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I could see MS being behind schedule if they learned that the PS5 was stronger than Scarlett. They might be tweaking things to make sure Scarlett is more powerful.



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^ Agreed. There was no other way of getting the next Xbox to the highest echelon without essentially seeing what Sony will do first.



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    Microsoft should go again with a discless version of their next console. Scarlett for $499 and Scarlett All Digital for $349-$399.

    Digital version either means GamePass subscriptions or huge revenue from the store.

    If they are as committed as they seem to make GamePass the big winner, they should go with $349.



    shikamaru317 said:

    Fact is, Phil committed to having the most powerful console when Scarlett was first announced. The only way to insure that happens, without corporate espionage (which is illegal), is to pretend that Scarlett is weaker than it is right up until the last moment, and then change the specs to make them more powerful once it is too late for Sony to make changes. I just hope that they are willing to subsidize the cost of being the most powerful console, will be majorly disappointed if Scarlett doesn't have price parity with PS5, even more so if PS5 is $500 and Scarlett is even higher than $500. Both at $400 would be ideal, but I just don't see that happening with the cost of the parts that are going into it (mid-high end GPU, mid-high end desktop CPU, a significant amount of GDDR6 RAM, 1 TB SSD's which are reportedly quite fast, vapor chamber cooling) unless there is significant subsidizing on the part of both Sony and MS. Both at $500 is probably best case scenario at this point. 

    I see them both launching at $499. At best $399 or 449 if they release a version without a disc drive as they get a higher cut in revenue from game sales through the PS / Xbox stores than if they were sold at retail. Actually the Xbox One SAD selling well during Black Friday might push Microsoft to release an Xbox Scarlett All-Digital Edition at launch for a lower price. About power if Microsoft wants the Scarlett to be more powerful than PS5 I am expecting it to only be 10% more powerful as Microsoft won't want to have it launch at a higher price. 



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    Tom Warren seems to be hinting that Lockhart isn't fully dead yet, and that it doesn't have a disc drive (Along with being weaker), I wonder if they put it on hold to see how well the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition sold, apparently it's doing good over Black Friday, I think it just needs the right pricing, the original price was crap.

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    Ryuu96 said:

    Tom Warren seems to be hinting that Lockhart isn't fully dead yet, and that it doesn't have a disc drive (Along with being weaker), I wonder if they put it on hold to see how well the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition sold, apparently it's doing good over Black Friday, I think it just needs the right pricing, the original price was crap.

    I'd rather it be the exact same power of the Xbox Scarlett, but without a disc drive. It could lower the price of the cheapest model by $50-100 depending on how much money Microsoft is willing to lose. With an All Digital Edition it means money earned from games sold through the MS Store will be higher vs games sold at retail. 



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    Yeah, I hope to God that MS isn't dumb enough to release Lockhart with less power than Scarlett. I remember Thurott spoke to multiple developers who said that they told MS that they had concerns that Lockhart's specs would hold back game development next gen, and that it was those conversations that made MS decide to cancel it or put it on hold. If Lockhart still exists, it should just be Scarlett with no disc-drive, sold for $100 less with MS eating the cost knowing that they'll make it back from the higher profit margin on digital sales. Maybe offer a 2 TB SSD model for $50 less than the 1 TB Scarlett, since 1 TB won't be alot for an all-digital console when next-gen games sizes will frequently be over 100 GB.



    shikamaru317 said:
    Yeah, I hope to God that MS isn't dumb enough to release Lockhart with less power than Scarlett. I remember Thurott spoke to multiple developers who said that they told MS that they had concerns that Lockhart's specs would hold back game development next gen, and that it was those conversations that made MS decide to cancel it or put it on hold. If Lockhart still exists, it should just be Scarlett with no disc-drive, sold for $100 less with MS eating the cost knowing that they'll make it back from the higher profit margin on digital sales. Maybe offer a 2 TB SSD model for $50 less than the 1 TB Scarlett, since 1 TB won't be alot for an all-digital console when next-gen games sizes will frequently be over 100 GB.

    Exactly my thoughts on what Microsoft should do with an Xbox Scarlett without a disc drive. It could mean it being cheaper than the PS5 and giving Microsoft a small advantage next generation. 



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    $100 is the absolute minimum they should go for an All Digital Scarlett possibly $150 but anything under $100 less I think would be pointless and the $50 difference on the SAD showed us no one really cared about that small of a gap to loose the disc drive.