Xbox One X Was A Response To What Fans Want, Not To The Competition

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Was the Xbox One X reactive? It certainly feels as though it has been designed and made in direct response to all the criticism and feedback that Microsoft got with the original Xbox One- from its design to its power, to even its relatively simpler name, everything about the console appears to be specifically designed to counter a criticism that the original system got.

So was it reactive? Speaking to Giant Bomb, Xbox head Phil Spencer said, ‘To some extent, a lot of what I try to do with Xbox and the team is reactive, because we’re taking feedback. I am pretty active in the social communities around gaming, my Twitter account, Xbox Live… I’m there, I’m not trying to hide behind things. And I get that feedback, and I take that feedback and do something with it, I guess that’s reactive, but I guess it’s reactive to what people are asking for.

“I will say that with the Xbox One X, I do remember from the original Xbox that there was the feeling around the brand that ‘this is a powerful console.’ And when we do our brand research even today, power is a word that pops up pretty frequently. And I wanted to make sure we were living up to the brand promise of what people were expecting from us. And when we were designing the Xbox One X, I didn’t know what the competition was doing. I didn’t know that there would be a console shipping until later, I didn’t know there would be one until it launched in 2016. So there wasn’t a direct competitive thing, I didn’t know.”

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MikeyPosted:

Sakon This console is going to be amazing, I wonder what next gen consoles will cost / be like.


Got to be over a grad easy probs have 5k and 3d as well lmao :o

RareparrotPosted:

thats a dumb lie right there.. who in the hell said anything about that.

xGSxCoachPosted:

Right... I remember 15+ years ago when I was asking for a much more powerful console... wait. No it was definitely not a 500$ console. Just more halo. And that's already screwed up.

kerrryPosted:

That's great to hear, a bigger playerbase means a more successful gaming experience for everyone plus success for the game developers and console developers.

DismissPosted:

Maj Shouldn't all the consoles be what the customer wants? Lmao


Some people are still happy with 20 year old consoles. Some are complaining the X is bad and not good enough. The customer is never right. The X however is a big step forward in the door for what a console can/should be.

SakonPosted:

This console is going to be amazing, I wonder what next gen consoles will cost / be like.

MajPosted:

Shouldn't all the consoles be what the customer wants? Lmao