Microsoft internal emails show Xbox executives reacting to the strengths and weaknesses of the PS5 tech specs and Sony’s price hike announcement.
Hilarious that they say there not interested in competing with Sony, steam and Amazon / Apple are their real competitors. Next thing they are heavily analyzing sony's moves and making plans accordingly. So to the media they say one thing then do the exact opposite. We've been here before lads.
They don't want to compete with them, they just want to buy them all.
Nah they want to force Sony into a publisher only status and buy Nintendo so there's no more competition
Xbox fans keep repeating this and it's cringe. Right now the ONLY thing keeping MS from dominating the gaming space is Sony (after their own incompetence). So for them to say that, it's only a way to deflect from their failure to compete with Sony for over 20 years now.
microsoft making shitty games is whats standing in their way. always has been.
MS and Phil in particualr has been full of shit. Nothing new When the xbox 360 was winning the first year they would constantly brag about it.
Microsoft doesnt have an innovative bone in its body. its basically an american company's version of china.
“ Spencer wants the company to remain gamer-focused with any price increases. Ami Silverman, who at the time was head of Microsoft’s consumer sales and marketing, responds with “all good points, let’s be gamer obsessed here as we have not gotten out of the woods... we know this could be our time to win fans vs lose being a follower.” You know, I knew that Spencers “for the gamers” talk was all PR bullshit and yet…I’m still surprised by this Just PR talk to lure gamers in
Can't the same be said for all video game companies and/or companies with video games as one of it's main pillars ? Ultimately, it's about making money. No one is in this for free, praise from gamers and consumers hardly matter if you're not selling and they're not buying.
The thing is out of the big 3 Phil is the one who tries to sell this image the most and is so over the top with it He says one thing, contradicts himself a few months later The gamer image is exactly why MS chose him after Don, literally, he was the only one who didn’t LOOK like a suit on the surface and that’s why he ramps up that “I’m just like you guys” image to try and lure people in with his promises The others don’t do that, I mean Jim Ryan is an arsehole but he doesn’t go on like Spencer does he, Jim knows what he is.
Derrr These are huge billion dollar companies, not your friend.
Yes but idiots still believe it thus the whole “good guy Phil” praise
phil spencer is the worst thing to happen to gaming and consolidation will kill all inovation and creativity, look at rare, look at halo, look at how many people say you can create what you want when your bought out
you a xbox hater from the start. no surprise here. you never called out Jim Ryan for the bs he does
Please show us where Jim Ryan conspired to buy out the entire industry in order to put their competition out of business... I'll wait.
Lmao You’re joking right? I do call out Jim Ryan, he’s an asshole You just choose what you want to see because calling someone a fanboy is better than actually debating them I call both sides fairly as I can, I even get called negative over it but I don’t give a shit because being “negative” aka a realist these days is better than being a loyal lap dog.
fr0sty go to bed kid, you need help
I knew you wouldn't be able to... so all you could do is that pathetic attempt at attacking me instead.
Gamer or no, everything the man says is PR.
How the hell are you all tweaked by this? Do you honestly believe in what these companies promote? It’s called competition and that never goes away. So you better know as much as possible about your competitors. Naive to think anything else.
Like headless chickens....
And their hubris has massively backfired. Xbox Series is in a worse position now sales-wise than the disastrous launch of Xbox One, Microsoft has made owning an Xbox console utterly irrelevant.
Yeah they want to appeal to everyone and in order to appeal to everyone you often appeal to no one
The internal Microsoft email is very interesting. However, I am not sure to what extent the the CPU and GPU advantages that they believe the Series X has over the PS5 matters when the Series S is the base console? When considering the S to be the base and feature parity must be maintained, it essentially eliminates any perceived advantage since developers will not be able to take full advantage of the X architecture. I don’t understand how this would get missed. Seems obvious from the start 🤷
Forget the S I’m not convinced the X is more powerful. On paper they both have pros and cons, in reality the PS5 out performs the X in every game and we’re going on 3 years now. Starfield is the Xbox game of their generation. That shows what the X is capable of ACCORDING TO MICROSOFT. Compare it to PS5 first party games and it’s a wash.
Agree with most everything you said which is why I wrote “they believe.”
"we do have a clear performance advantage (12 v 10)"... "we expect that we'll have 30% advantage on GPU performance and a 25% memory bandwidth advantage" These guys are idiots. To them moar teraflops = better 🤣 And yet Ps5 still has the better looking exclusive games this generation, and their exclusive games have more innovative graphics options like 40 FPS VRR quality modes. Third party games are also usually neck and neck between XSX and Ps5. Where is that "clear performance advantage" again?