The new Xbox Series S, a low-quality console, recently made a surprise price cut in Japan, dropping from 32,980 yen to 29,980 yen. Rumor has it that this is in response to the PS5’s local pre-order, but Xbox boss Spencer denies this. In an interview with PlayStable, he explained that XSS’s price cuts were mainly about exchange rates and listening to feedback from Japanese consumers. Although the PS5 is an Xbox rival, the price changes are largely microsoft’s own.
The interview also asked how it felt to compete with competitors as the new console’s launch date approached. Spencer replied that he was convinced that xbox Series X and Series S were the world’s most powerful and cheap next-generation consoles, respectively, and that Xbox Game Pass was a big advantage for them.
He believes that Xbox consoles offer such a wide range of games through subscription services as a very important differentiation factor. There are also cloud services and enhanced games. Finally, he concluded in one sentence, “We have an advantage in every field, don’t we?”
The XSX is priced at $499 and the XSS is priced at $299, both of which will go on sale on November 10.