It has been proven time and time again that the day one purchase of any new console will always be expensive. This has been proven with the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, and so much more. The console prices would gradually lower as time passes by and will be the lowest when an upcoming new console will be announced.
This will change according to Xbox Chief Phil Spencer as he was being interviewed by news publication BBC.
According to Spencer, the gamers will find the real value in the investment that they make in gaming. He explained that any console with a few games can provide a family with a lot of hours of entertainment, and that is good investment already.
Spencer gave an example about the time where the recession happened: 2008-2009. The Microsoft team researched on what the impact was on gaming and they found that it was okay at that time. “It was durable,” he said.
Microsoft will provide the right value of the Xbox Series X console to the customers, Spencer assured.
According to the Xbox executive:
Price is going to be important, but our strategy is centered around the player, not the device.
Spencer continued that if no one wants to buy a new Xbox console this year, then it will be fine for them. There will be no need to force the gaming community to purchase their units since it is understandable with the situation everyone is in right now. He revealed that the company’s strategy does not revolve on how many Xbox units they can sell this year.
Microsoft is concentrating on the Xbox Game Pass right now. This is a feature that many Xbox fans like due to the fact that it allows them to add more games to their libraries with just a monthly fee. There is also the backward compatibility feature that will allow players to play old Xbox and Xbox 360 games on newer consoles. Smart deliver will also make them play certain games from Xbox One and then make it also available on Xbox Series X.