Xbox One “all-in-one nature will convince gamers of its value,” says Phil Spencer
Authored by Zarmena Khan
One of the most widely discussed aspects of next-gen consoles has been their price. With PS4 being significantly cheaper than its rival, the question many have asked Microsoft is if the company can justify a higher price.
While Microsoft has reversed a number of its controversial policies, there’s no sign of the company budging on the price. Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer insists that Xbox One offers great value for the price.
Price is important. There’s no doubt about that, especially in today’s economy.What we’re seeing in the pre-order numbers is the overall value of what they get in Xbox One. I feel really good about how things are trending. People see a box that has the gaming stuff, a great lineup of games, and a commitment from us that great games will continue to come. And then Skype and communication, and the camera that’s in the Kinect sensor that allows you to Skype and communicate with all of your friends wherever you go. It’s interesting, when you think about all that Xbox One is capable of.
Elsewhere in the interview, Spencer mentioned that a PS4 without a camera seems pointless since it has features that require one. “I don’t know what you do with a console that doesn’t have a camera,” he said.