PS4 And Xbox One Are Both 'Doing Very Well', Says Phil Spencer

By Mike Sousa on July 28, 2015, 6:14PM EDT
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The PS4 is leading the console race this generation, but this doesn't necessarily mean that Microsoft and Xbox One are doing a bad job. In an interview with Edge magazine, Xbox boss Phil Spencer explains that although the PS4 has the advantage in sales numbers, the Xbox One is doing very well too.

"We're trying to say the truth about what our product is, and just make it clear to the people watching the show," said Spencer. "I have a lot of respect for the team at Sony and the success they've had with PS4, and it's a great time for the console industry.

"I've said this a few times, but four years ago when I was sitting doing these interviews it was, 'Do people need consoles any more?' and, 'Isn't this just dead? Everybody's playing on their phone.' And now you're looking at the PS4 having sold over "“ I don't remember their last number "“ but over 20 million. And we've sold a ton of Xbox Ones globally, more than we've sold 360s [in the same period]. We're both doing really well, and I think Nintendo has a plan for the future "“ I don't know what the NX is, but it's great just to see the business being done."

Spencer also goes on talk about Sony's success in European territories and states that Microsoft needs to do better to keep up with Sony. "We need to do better in Europe. When I look globally, mainland Europe is definitely an area we want to focus on.

"Sony does a really good job in those markets, and they have a long history "“ long before we were in this business "“ and they've earned the success that they get in those regions. I watch what they do because they do a lot of good things, and I want to make sure that we're being smart about succeeding. And there are places like Latin America where Xbox does really well, and in the US the numbers keep going back and forth "“ it's good competition which I think is good for everybody."

With Gamescom 2015 just around the corner, we can surely expect lots of new surprises and exciting things on both Xbox One and PS4.

Source: Edge (via Gamesradar)

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