This week Microsoft hosted a presentation at the Hot Chips technology conference. During this presentation, the Xbox Series X naturally came up. And during this segment, Microsoft hinted that it's been having trouble keeping costs down.
More specifically, Microsoft revealed that the Xbox Series X contains a staggering 15.4 billion transistors. For reference, the Xbox One has 6.6 billion. But that's not where Microsoft is struggling with costs. This struggle comes courtesy of chip manufacturing, which has gone up in cost.
The Xbox Series X is set to release sometime this holiday season, and the current expectations are it will cost somewhere between $500 and $600.