Microsoft: Xbox One Delivers "Thousands of Dollars of Value"

Microsoft's Don Mattrick caused a bit of controversy last week when he said those without internet should stick with the Xbox 360. The statement was made in response to questions about the Xbox One's need to 'check in' with Microsoft via the internet every 24 hours. This week, Mattrick is defending the price of the Xbox One, which is $499.


Speaking to Bloomberg TV, Mattrick said that the price was actually a bit lower than some analysts had predicted and great value. Specifically, Mattrick said Microsoft is 'over delivering value' against other choices consumers have. When asked to elaborate he said:

"Well, just any modern product these days, you look at it, $499 isn't a ridiculous price point. We're delivering thousands of dollars of value to people so I think they're gonna love it when they use it."

Hmm, we're not sure that will fly with gamers whose main criticisms are based on the PS4 offering more for less at $399.

  • cepheid
    You're really not.
  • mapesdhs
    Sounds like Mattrick is trying to convince himself more than anyone else,
    because for sure nobody else is going to believe the nonsense he keeps spouting.


  • slomo4sho
    I think he means thousands of dollars in costs over the life of this atrocious system.
  • MKBL
    He doesn't sound like a marketing guru.
  • jessterman21
    Yeah, but you're basically offering a product that's like a car that also washes dishes and slices ham.

    For 25% more money than the competition - who happens to have you beat on horsepower, gas mileage, warranty, and looks.
  • Ragnar-Kon
    Honestly, $499 isn't a a ridiculously high price point. $499 is pretty reasonable if you ask me, especially considering Kinect is included.

    BUT, when your competitor is offering more of what gamers want at a cheaper price point than you are, you are going to be criticized. Plain and simple.
  • ubercake
    Which console will run more quietly? Does anyone know?
  • maxiim
    None of this would have happend if they allowed people not to get the kinnect in their "more" for more garbage. 2 Years later you'll see headlines about microsoft handing out kinnect info to NSA
  • BSim500
    Nope. Still not interested. PS: Seen that Amazon poll yet?

    "Amazon is running a poll on their Facebook page asking readers which next generation console – Sony’s PlayStation 4 or Microsoft’s Xbox One – they prefer.

    31,689 PS4 (94.7%) vs 1,754 XBox One (5.3%)

    Update (6/17): It appears Amazon took down the poll, but not before visitors had a chance to take a screenshot of the results. As of late Sunday the numbers were equally one-sided with 38984 votes for the PS4 versus 2162 for the Xbox One".

    The XFail One is dead already. Let it rest in peace whilst you buy yourself a new GFX card or PS4 ...
  • coolkev99
    ...and thousands of pounds of BS.