With every new console that releases there is always the risk that the console could fail upon launch and during its lifetime. There are many reasons for this, but here are 5 important reasons why the Xbox One X could fail once released.
1. People Might Not Understand The Improvements It Brings.
One of the most common things mentioned about the Xbox One X is its 4k capabilities. With it starting to come more common in the TV/monitor market, many people still haven’t made the upgrade to 4k yet (which is understandable). So since 4k isn’t an upgrade many people have made yet, if people don’t realize the other upgrades it brings to you, it may not interest them. Even though this is a console which is aimed towards the “hardcore gamers”, not everyone fully understands the in-depth specs of devices and what they mean.
2. The Price Tag
Even though this console was built and aimed at the hardcore gamers, some people still see the price tag as too steep. The launch price of the Xbox One X is the same as the price of the original Xbox One at launch, and we all know how well that console sold at launch. Even though the price tag is fitting for what is under the hood, majority of people will probably wait for a price drop on the console.
3. People Have PC’s Already Capable Of 4k
The gamers who are interested in 4k most likely have a gaming PC which can already support 4k gaming. With games also having better support on PC as well (such as uncapped frame rates), it is unlikely that people will want to switch from a custom built PC to a gaming console. However, the Xbox One X is meant to hold as much power as a $600/$700 gaming PC, so it will certainly be a slight bargain on those 4k gaming PC’s.
4. Forced Parity With The PS4 Pro
Forced parity could cause the Xbox One X to fail because some games will run the exact same on both the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. This would make the higher price of the Xbox One X pointless since you would get the exact same on the PS4 Pro which is at a lower price.
5. Game Updates
With most games getting an Xbox One X patch which will allow them to be played in 4k, these will be most likely forced patches on the console. With rumors spreading around that these updates could be up to 100gb or higher, this could easily scare people away if they have a data cap on their home broadband. Even though this isn’t an issue to people without a data cap, these updates could soon put big charges on your bill if you go over your allowance.
With pre-orders not even being live yet for the Xbox One X, we can’t tell if it will succeed or fail, but only speculate. The Xbox One X could fail, but with different reasons than the ones listed above. Let us know in the comments if you think the Xbox One X will fail or not.