A couple of days ago, the information came to the fore that Monster had leaked the price of Xbox Series X. The news came from a draw made by said brand of energy drinks, in which it was indicated, within the summary of conditions, that the accumulated value of the 200 Xbox Series X raffled was of $ 119,998.
Well, the logic applied to obtain the price of Xbox Series X was simple, dividing that money by 200 units, which left us a total of $ 599.99. From there the news has spread like wildfire that this will be the total cost of the console, but there is a problem, and it is that we start from a base that is, from the beginning, wrong.
Let’s see why. First of all we must take into account that Monster raffles the console and a copy of Halo: Infinite for each of the 200 winners. As our regular readers will know, said game has been delayed to 2021, which means that it will not come in a launch pack. We must therefore deduct from those $ 599.99 the cost of the game, which should be at least $ 59.99.
Xbox Series X pricing is based on an estimate
We already have the first error clear. If we discount the cost of the game we have a total of 540 dollarsBut is it really a reliable amount? Well no, own Monster acknowledges that it is an estimate and that it does not have to keep an exact relationship with the real value when the prizes are put on sale.
Are you not sure? Well it is perfectly indicated where says:
“Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded (no difference between estimated value and actual value will be compensated)”.
What should we get out of all this? Well, we still do not have a final price, and that the information that has emerged around this raffle does not have the value that has been given. I remind you that, according to the latest information, the production cost of Xbox Series X is between 460 and 520 dollars. As we have already told you on other occasions, this leads us to think that it is most likely that the price of Xbox Series X will end up hovering, at most, $ 499.99.
Barring surprise, PS5 should cost $ 499 as well. Both Sony and Microsoft should aim for a certain price parity for prevent the user from feeling rejection towards the more expensive console. I still think that the price of Xbox Series X will not exceed 499 dollars-euros, and that the same will happen with PS5.
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