|Microsoft has unveiled the latest games console in its line-up, a more powerful version of the Xbox One called the Xbox One X. The tech giant touted the machine’s specs, including its ability to run games in 4K ultra-HD, ahead of the E3 games show in Los Angeles. To be released on 7 November, the Xbox One X will cost $499, or £449 in the UK.
Xbox One X boasts 12 gigabytes of RAM to the PS4 Pro’s 8 gigabytes, for example, and 6 teraflops of graphics processing power compared to 4.12. Plus, unlike Sony’s machine, Microsoft’s is able to play 4K ultra-HD Blu-ray discs. Both consoles can “scale up” games not made at 4K resolution to enhance their visuals.
For the fans
The Xbox One X is targeted at a specific audience, which is at this stage early-adopting Xbox fans – console gamers that want the best device, said Piers Harding-Rolls, a gaming analyst at IHS Technology. The console will also be immediately compatible with all existing Xbox One games.