Pachter siger også, at han stadig forventer, at Microsoft vil tilbyde maskinen billigere hvis den bliver bundlet med en form for abonnement , f.eks. i form af et Xbox Live Guld abonnement, hvor prisen formentlig vil lande på 299 dollars (1.713 kr.). Ifølge Pachter, koster Xbox One 325 dollars at producere pr. enhed, mens Playstation 4 vurderes til at koste 275 dollars.
Michael Pachter siger:
We believe the ability to watch live TV from a cable, telco, or satellite set-top box through Xbox One could entice an MSO to drive subscriptions through a subsidised box in exchange for a multi-year contract. The always connected requirement for the Xbox One likely means that a broadband connection will be required, suggesting to us that ISPs may have an incentive to offer a subsidy as well.
In addition, Microsoft could conceivably subsidise the Xbox One through prepaid Xbox Live Gold subscriptions (as it has done on a limited basis in the past) or premium Skype functionality as well. Similarly, Sony could subsidise the PS4 through prepaid PlayStation Network subscriptions, but unlike Microsoft, it does not have a history of doing so.
Vi venter spændt på, at høre nyt fra Microsoft i Danmark ang. prisen på Xbox One her i landet.