Microsoft have been discussing the new Xbox One on Bloomberg TV and have defended the higher price of the console when compared to the PlayStation 4.
The Xbox One will cost £429, the PS4 will cost £349.
“It’s a lower number than some of the analysts had forecasted,” said Microsoft’s Xbox boss Don Mattrick. “We’re over-delivering value against other choices I think consumers can get.”
“Any modern product these days you look at it [and] $499 isn’t a ridiculous price point. We’re delivering thousands of dollars of value to people, so I think they’re going to love it when they use it.”
I am not quite sure how Xbox One ‘over-delivers’ when compared the to PlayStation 4 especially when you consider that it has slower memory and more restrictive DRM.
Perhaps he is referring to the fancy wave-at-your-telly stuff.
Don concluded, “We’re really making the living room your center of fun for your family.”
Source: Bloomberg via Gamespot.