Microsoft bosses know their Xbox One X console “is not for everyone”.
The software program giants are gearing up for the discharge of their new console on November 7, however boss Phil Spencer is already anticipating poor gross sales figures as he is aware of the console – which is geared toward those that need “best expertise” with a house system – is not one thing that can swimsuit everybody.
He mentioned: “Whether or not you are on a 1080p TV or a 4K TV, you are going to have an awesome expertise. However it’s not for everyone. It is like once we constructed the Xbox One Elite controller, we did not attempt to say to everyone, ‘In the event you want an additional controller, go purchase the Elite controller.’ We offered a ton of these controllers. We all know within the gaming phase, there are lots of people who play video games casually and there is additionally folks the place gaming is their primary interest.
“Their primary type of leisure, and we need to give them the easiest expertise. I’ve performed video games in true 4K with HDR, and so they look implausible. However it doesn’t suggest everyone has to do this. So we’re giving avid gamers a selection. Whether or not we have pushed the innovation too far? It is exhausting to do this with avid gamers. I assume we’ll see; I really feel very assured within the product we have now coming to market.”
As a substitute, Phil believes their greatest promoting console will proceed to be the Xbox One S – which was launched earlier this 12 months – because it performs the identical video games as the brand new One X, however at a less expensive worth because the graphics usually are not nearly as good.
Talking to GameSpot.com on the Brazil Recreation Present, he added: “Xbox One S would be the market chief for us. It is the extra inexpensive console. It performs all the identical video games. It is going to be the console that sells.”