Microsoft: “People Have Been More Satisfied With the Xbox 360 Than the PS3”

May 14, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


With the PlayStation 4 selling 7 million units to consumers as of April 6th, and the Xbox One selling 5 million units to retailers as of early April, it’s clear Sony is winning the new generation battle in the early going.

Following the Kinect-less Xbox One announcement yesterday, Microsoft Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Yusuf Mehdi was interviewed by Forbes, where he was asked about the PS4 and Xbox One sales gap. His answer, which you can read below, suggests that it’s due to the PS4 being available in more markets, and the fact that people are more satisfied with the Xbox 360 than the PS3, meaning they don’t need to upgrade quite yet:

It’s hard to really assess the gap in sales. They’re in many more markets right now than we are. They’re in 40+ markets, we’re in 13. People have been more satisfied with the Xbox 360 than the PS3, so in that respect people have less of a need to upgrade in the short term due to regular updates for the Xbox 360.

Come September 2014, the Xbox One will be sold in 26 more markets.

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