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PS5 Is ‘Heavy Investment’ Compared to Xbox Series X, Phil Spencer Says

The launch of the new next-generation consoles is increasingly around the corner, with the Xbox Series X/S hitting shelves around the world starting November 10 and PS5 a few days later on November 12.

As in any other situation like this, choosing between one console and the other is never easy. Phil Spencer did a bit of peacemaking who, coincidentally, wanted to express his own thoughts by praising and promoting what Microsoft’s ideas are and for which audience they are mostly addressed, obviously taking into account the data of recent years and of the latest Xbox One.

The good old Phil wanted to compare the next generation of Xbox Series X consoles with the sales model offered by Sony and its PS5. Xbox Series S, for obvious technical reasons, is obviously inferior (albeit in part) to the flagships of the respective companies. Despite this, the attractive price and the offer proposed by the Xbox Game Pass service, maybe the key to the success of this console.

In an interview with a Spanish outlet La Vanguardia, Spencer shared a very simple thought that surely many of you will have faced in these days to dispel the last doubts about buying one or the other console.

“You know, gaming can be an expensive hobby. I see certain platforms going to, in the US pricing, $70 for games. The consoles are $500 in US pricing,” he said. “I think that’s a heavy investment for people who aren’t every day playing videogames … the more casual player or a family that’s balancing many things.”

Spencer himself added that the past generation of the Xbox family has seen a notable increase in players after prices have dropped. Following this, the head of the Xbox division believes that Xbox Series S, priced at just $300, will offer a wide range of casual and less demanding gamers a world of fun and a much more convenient way to play thanks to the use of the Xbox Game Pass that goes beyond, at least in part, having to buy a single game each time at the list price of $ 70 or more.