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author: Maciej Gaffke

'We Have a Better Product Than Sony'; Phil Spencer Confident After PS5 Specs Reveal

Almost three years after the launch of the next-generation consoles, we get a glimpse of Phil Spencer's email. The Xbox boss was very excited on the day the PS5 specifications were revealed.

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Three years ago, the gaming industry was alive with heated discussions about the next generation of consoles and the specifications of these devices. Many fans claimed that Microsoft and their new Xbox would be a great success - Phil Spencer also thought so, as we can learn from a recently revealed email sent in March 2020.

"We have the ingredients of a winning plan".

Microsoft's court crusade has brought us another piece of info. It is an email sent by Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, to Microsoft's CEO (Satya Nadella) and CFO (Amy Hood) on March 18, 2020, the date of the unveiling of the specifications for PlayStation 5. let's point out that the "guts" of Xbox X Series were revealed two days earlier.

Spencer was relieved to announce that the Xbox Series X is a better device than Sony's product. The head of the company wrote that Microsoft's new device, which is supposed to bring a revolution similar to the transition from 2D to 3D gaming, combined with planned services, should ensure the company's success.

At the same time, the Xbox chief pointed out that Microsoft still hasn't won anything, but can emphasize the power of the new Xbox X Series in any discussion.

Interestingly, a few months after sending the above email, Spencer stated, that "we don't care about having more console sales than Sony".. While it's well known that Microsoft has a different sales strategy (betting on Game Pass and cloud gaming), these words may be a bit surprising now, knowing the delights over XSX's performance.

Recall that since the launch of the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 Sony's console has been performing much better. To date, the Japanese have sold nearly 42 million units of their device, while the Americans have sold about 23 million.

Maciej Gaffke

Maciej Gaffke

At, deals with writing news. Graduated in Polish philology and sightseeing and historical tourism at the University of Gdansk, which is related to his other "non-game" interests - history, books, and travel. As for video games themselves - once a fan of FPS, now converted to action-adventure games. Also interested in fighting games (especially Mortal Kombat), RPGs, and all titles focused on single-player. From time to time, likes to play tennis, volleyball, or football. Proud resident of Pomerania and Puck.


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