Microsoft's Albert Penello on Xbox One's "post-X" future

"Some of you just get the controller you have, and go and play your games, and so we're going to play a lot of Xbox One S's".

Apparently though, there's a method to Microsoft's madness.

Paul Bettner of Super Lucky's Tale developer Playful has commented further on the Xbox One X devkit that's been released to provide a better platform for developers. The upside could come from better monetization - 1) non console Xbox live membership ~25% of MAU now and target 40% by FY18), ad revenue, digital transactions in games, partnership payments even if payment happens within publisher games etc.

"You've got a person who really wants a premium experience", Spencer went on to explain. I'm gonna bet a large percentage of those people have a current-generation console already.

That isn't to say that they don't have games to show, though.

The list of exclusive titles that will be coming to the Xbox One X is one of the most important factors on the success of the console, as that will set it apart from the PlayStation 4 Pro.

Nebulous exclusivity is not a new thing in video games - we've been talking about it for years. "If you just look at the specs of what this box is, it's in a different league than any other console that's out there".

Speaking to GameSpot, Bettner-who created Words With Friends before making Lucky's Tale and now Super Lucky's Tale-said Xbox One X is incredibly powerful. To date only two games have been announced including Crimson Skies and Fusion Frenzy, but we have a strong feeling that the classic system-seller Halo: Combat Evolved will make it over and soon everyone will be able to recreate those beloved old Halo LAN memories.

Spencer also does not think that the Xbox One X should be compared to the PS4 Pro since he believes that they are not on the same level.

At E3 2017 Phil Spencer announced that Xbox One backwards compatibility would be getting original Xbox games as well. With both Sony and Nintendo having the potential to slash the price of their consoles ahead of the release of the Xbox One X, this means that Microsoft must deliver something truly outstanding in order to garner significant market share.

In contrast, the PlayStation 4 Pro, which is Sony's own mid-cycle refresh of the PlayStation 4, comprises of eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz for the CPU, and an AMD GPU that can output 36 improved GCN units at 911MHz.

PlayStation 4 Pro definitely wins in this segment as it is already available as well as cheaper than the Xbox One X. It cost 390 dollars in U.S and Rs 38,000 in India.

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