Microsoft: If You Are Buying A Console This Holiday, You Are Buying An Xbox One
Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg outlines the many benefits of buying an Xbox One this season.
Microsoft has been pushing hard for the Xbox One this season and for good reason. Not only does it have a very strong line-up for the holidays but it’s also gaining momentum on the PlayStation, which has outsold it worldwide thus far. According to Xbox marketing team lead Aaron Greenberg while speaking to VentureBeat, if you’re going to buy a console this holiday for games, it’s going to be an Xbox One.
“If you’re buying a console for games, you’re buying an Xbox. Xbox is the platform with the most games, the most exclusives, and probably the most anticipated game of the year in Halo 5. If you’re a fan of Halo, if you’ve ever played Halo, you know how special Halo 5 is. If you never have, the rich story with Locke and Chief and what’s been created — I can tell you, I’ve played through the entire campaign. It’s the greatest Halo ever made. It’s stunning. It’s worth the investment. That game alone is worth the investment.”
Of course there are other reasons to get invested. “Plus, if you like Forza or Tomb Raider or any of the other big titles like Fallout or Call of Duty, we have them all. On top of having the premier online gaming service in Xbox Live. If you want to play with your friends, that’s the place to play. That would be my pitch. And we’ll do it at a great value. Starting at $349, we have some great holiday bundles. I don’t think you’ll regret the purchase. The other commitment we make to you with backward compatibility — over the next year we’ll continue to innovate and improve on the console month after month, just like we’ve been doing since we launched Xbox One.”
It’s not a bad deal when you think about it, especially since Forza Motorsport 6 and Halo 5: Guardians are both critically acclaimed (with Rise of the Tomb Raider seemingly heading down the same path). That being said, we’ll find out if Microsoft has the chops to catch up to Sony sooner rather than later.