Microsoft India’s Anshu Mor talks about the challenges of competing with the PlayStation 4.
While the Xbox One may have released around the same time as the PS4 in Autumn 2014, it has a significantly lower presence worldwide. For instance, the PS4 released much earlier in India and Japan with the Xbox One still to launch in both territories.
With regards to India, Microsoft India’s director of interactive entertainment business Anshu Mor talked about whether the Xbox One would face an uphill battle in the country since the PS4 has been out since January. “Not really, for two reasons. For one, we believe our portfolio is far more competitive, not just on the games side, but the stuff we offer from an entertainment perspective. Whether it’s live TV, whether it’s voice commands, whether it’s the entertainment portfolio, I think we are more comprehensive than any other console on the market right now.
“Also, the fact that they’ve been out since January, you know, they’ve had issues – well, I wouldn’t call them issues – but they had to comply with some certifications and hence the consoles were largely not there in the market for many months, so there hasn’t been stock in the market for PlayStation. Right now, I’d guess that they’ve only had stock for three or four months.”
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