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.