Things between Xbox One and Playstation 4 continue to heat up, as Gamescom Cologne comes to its end. Microsoft announcing Rise of the Tomb Raider as an Xbox One exclusive and Sony announcing 10 million sold PS4 units has given fans of both consoles another chance to compare them in a heated battle.
Microsoft’s Phil Spencer acknowledges this whole atmosphere of competition and like his competitors, wants to win over the fans of this generation:
We shipped at the same time and we’re in direct competition with the PS4. I’m not going to duck that. I want to win. I want to win this generation, but I want to win more than I want the other guy to lose.
I own a PS4, and it’s not like I want it to get dusty or not have games. But I do want to sell a lot of Xbox Ones, and for many people that’s a direct competition with the PS4. As the Xbox team, we are the underdog.
Admitting that PS4 beat Xbox One in previous months, Spencer stated that those were small months compared to what lies ahead. For Spencer, the real competition lies in months ahead and they are already gaining momentum with Xbox One:
They beat us in June. They beat us in May. These months are small if you look at the sales. I think the whole month of June is about one week in November. They’re winning, and they’ll do their PR around it, and that makes sense. The battle is really September, October, November, and December.
There is certainly no doubt that Microsoft has better exclusives lined up for this year.
Titles like Forza Horizon 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, and Ori the Blind Forest may not able to perform miracle, but they will most certainly prove worthwhile for Xbox One and Microsoft.
Source: Game Informer.