To be fair, we have different distribution channels, and we earn more, when it comes to minimum wage. The US (on minimum wage) would have to work 68.8 hours to get an X1 yet here in the UK, we'd have to work 68, nearly an entire hour less (which isn't much, but you get the picture).
Shipping to foreign markets increases the costs of products. Chances are, the consoles will be assembled in the US, so the shipping costs to sell in the US are going to be less than having to ship it to the foreign markets and sell it there. They're only covering their costs is all, it can't be helped.