The Xbox team under Microsoft Corporation is less than a month away from launching the Xbox One X. It is an enhanced variant of the original Xbox One. The machine will roll out on November 7th and go for $499 in the U.S. There is no doubt that the incoming device will be a great sell. The company assures the public that pre-orders numbers currently surpass those of every Xbox ever sold.
Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, made one thing clear this week. The Xbox One X will be a hit, but people will still prefer its older sibling. He insists that the Xbox One S will remain as the company’s best-selling game console.
The leader of the Xbox team was at the Brazil Game Show this week. There, Spencer had a moment to address news outlets. He said: “Xbox One S will be the market leader for us,” and explained that it plays all the sames and is more affordable than the incoming product. “It will be the console that sells,” he told reporters.
Spencer relayed his confidence in the incoming machine. He did, however, reiterate that his team is only putting out an option for those who want “the very best experience” from their consoles. “But it’s not for everybody,” he said. The Xbox head understands that the gaming community is a varied crowd.
“I’ve played games in true 4K with HDR, and they look fantastic. But it doesn’t mean everybody has to do that”. Spencer pointed out that there are people who casually interact with their consoles and those who obsess over gaming. Recognizing the latter group, Xbox would like to please as much of that crowd as it can.
While not as powerful as the incoming machine, the Xbox One S is still a very capable and more affordable purchase. Spencer is confident that it will remain as the company’s best-selling gaming machine for a very long time.
Users will not need a 4K display to notice the visual and gameplay enhancements offered by the Xbox One X. However, the new console is there to give the Xbox community a choice. The company understands that the device might not be as attractive to some as it is to others.
There is also a concern among gamers that Microsoft might have pushed the innovation too far with the Xbox One X. The effect would mean many gamers will feel left out and that the new machine will gain more attention from the company. Spencer put an end to those fears this week. He said that the Xbox One X is still very much a priority.