Microsoft India has revealed the Xbox One X price and release date for India. The Xbox One X is the company’s answer to Sony’s PS4 Pro, it’s a souped up, more powerful version of the Xbox One and Xbox One S.
The Xbox India website lists the Xbox One X India price as Rs. 44,990 (approximately $710) with a release date of January 15, 2018. Internationally the console costs $499 (around Rs. 32,000). At the moment, the console is available in the grey market for around Rs. 38,000 to Rs. 42,000. The Xbox One X can be pre-ordered from Flipkart and Amazon although links to either site are not live at the time of filing this story. Although several offline retailers have started taking pre-orders for the console. Gadgets 360 has got in touch with Microsoft India for comment and will update if we hear from the company.
Considering that Sony has had supply issues with the PS4 Pro in India, it’s nice to see Microsoft release the Xbox One X in a manner that’s not too distant from its launch globally. Previously, the Xbox One S launched in India almost a year and a half after it hit internationally.
For what it’s worth we reviewed the Xbox One X around the time of its international launch. If you own a 4K TV or plan to get one and have a good enough Internet connection, it’s definitely a superlative option right now. Though we’re not too sure if this holds true buying it officially as it’s at a Rs. 12,000 premium over its price internationally. Having said that, if you already own a PS4 Pro or a PS4, it could shape up to be a decent complementary system provided more developers support it in terms of Xbox One X enhancements.
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We discussed the Xbox One X on Transition, our weekly gaming and pop culture podcast. You can listen to it via Apple Podcasts or RSS or just listen to this episode by hitting the play button below.