In an interview with AV Watch (as translated by VGC), Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO Jim Ryan recommended that he’s not satisfied price range, lower-spec consoles such because the Xbox Series S will make it in the long term.
“The very first thing I wish to say is that I respect each competitor’s determination and their philosophies,” says Ryan. “One factor that may be mentioned is that for those who take a look at the historical past of the sport enterprise, making a particular low priced, lowered spec console is one thing that has not had nice outcomes previously. We’ve thought-about that choice and seen different executives who’ve tried this uncover how problematic it’s.”
Ryan goes on to notice that a part of the issue with such consoles is that they don’t enable customers to really feel assured that the console they bought will final them within the long-run.
“Based on our analysis, it’s clear that individuals who purchase a recreation console wish to proceed utilizing it for 4, 5, six, and even seven years,” says Ryan. “They wish to consider they’ve purchased one thing that’s future-proofed and never going to be outdated in two-to-three years. They wish to have religion that in the event that they find yourself shopping for a brand new TV that their present console will be capable to help that new 4K TV they’re contemplating shopping for.”