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17 Oct 2020

Xbox Series X: Phil Spencer on why Series S will be the bigger hit in the long run

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Series X to dominate launch

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A Strong Performer

The two Next Gen Xbox consoles are just around the corner, and making the decision on which is best for you is pretty tough.

But in terms of which of the two new consoles will perform better on the market, Microsoft executive vice-president for gaming Phil Spencer only sees one winner.

Series X to dominate launch

Both consoles are scheduled for launch on November 10, and the Microsoft man expects the premium console to deliver.

Speaking to Kotaku, Spencer spoke of how he expects the Series X to be the hotter console at launch, citing the demands of those who go out and pick up the new console on launch day.

He also spoke of how the sales will be dictated by the manufacturing market, for both Xbox and their competitors, PlayStation.

"“I think demand is just going to outstrip supply of pre-orders. For us and PlayStation, I think that the manufacturing supply chain is going to dictate [market] share more than anything else.”

Price really matters

But whilst Spencer expects the Series X to dominate the early proceedings, when it comes to the full NextGen cycle, he can only see one winner.

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“I think, over the generation, our expectation would be that price really matters and that you would see the Series S sell more.”

The Series S is set to retail at $299, some $200 cheaper than the Series X at $499.

A Strong Performer

Despite its cut back price, Spencer was still very impressed with the way in which the cheaper console has performed for him so far.

"Being honest, the Series S has surprised me in terms of how it performs."

Spencer even spoke of how some games on his Series S loaded faster than on the more powerful Series X.

Not bad for $299!