Microsoft isn’t having too much trouble convincing gamers of the Xbox One X’s power, but to those who remain hesitant and consider the new console more of an upgrade or a half-step, Microsoft wants to be clear that it’s a standalone console and is “its own thing.”
Albert Penello, the senior director of Xbox console marketing, spoke to What’s Good Games recently about their upcoming Xbox One X and the power that it’s packing. During the interview, Penello was quizzed about where the Xbox One X falls in terms of the Xbox One and the base console’s upgrade, the Xbox One S.
“It’s its own thing,” Penello said. “It’s a new thing. That’s what I think is cool about it.”
Elaborating on his claim that it’s
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Some of the criticism levied against the Xbox One X has to do with it playing the same games as the Xbox One instead of having its own line of games. The compatibility keeps things simple for Xbox fans to keep their collection of games, but the lack of new games and exclusives might deter some who already have an Xbox One X.
However, as Microsoft has stated several times, they’re confident that those who want the most power out of their games will opt for the Xbox One X. It’s not for everyone, but it certainly has an audience.
The Xbox One X releases on Nov. 7.