Xbox head Phil Spencer has stated that console gaming is turning into “a smaller and smaller” proportion of the general gaming area.
Talking to The Guardian about Microsoft being perceived as Sony‘s essential competitor, Spencer famous that there are round three billion players on the planet, however solely round 200 million households with a online game console. He believes that those that are nonetheless engaged in console wars aren’t maintaining with the occasions.
“I believe the individuals who need to pit us in opposition to Sony primarily based on who bought essentially the most consoles lose the context of what gaming is about at present,” Spencer instructed The Guardian. That stated, Spencer nonetheless enjoys competing with Sony and Nintendo as a result of on the finish of the day, all three firms share one thing in widespread: they need to make nice video games, enhance gaming, and see the business develop.
“I really like competing with Sony and Nintendo as a result of I do know why they’re within the enterprise, they usually’ve been right here for many years,” Spencer defined. “And sure, we’re going to compete like loopy, however we additionally all perceive that it’s about making nice video games for folks to play.”
Elsewhere, Spencer stated that Microsoft will now not discuss console gross sales and what number of items the Xbox has bought. He stated that the corporate is concentrated on growing its participant base throughout the Xbox and PC, each. “We publicly disclose participant numbers,” he continued. “That’s the factor I need us to be pushed by, not what number of particular person items of plastic did we promote.”
[Supply: The Guardian]