PS4 selling well because PS3 owners are not satisfied and wants to upgrade says Microsoft


Its seems like the war of words between Sony and Microsoft still continues. In a recent interview to our friend at Forbes, Microsoft corporate Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Yusuf Mehdi stated that Sony’s Playstation 4 is selling well because Playstation 3 owners are not at all satisfied with the system.

Xbox One vs PS4Yusuf said: “It’s hard to really assess the gap in sales. They’re in many more markets right now than we are. They’re in 40+ markets, we’re in 13.”

“People have been more satisfied with the Xbox 360 than the PS3, so in that respect people have less of a need to upgrade in the short term due to regular updates for the Xbox 360.”

“We could point to any number of things. That said, we’ve heard from a lot of our Xbox fans who say, “Hey look, I want an Xbox One, but at $499, I probably have to wait a little while before I can afford to get one.” I do think we’re going to get people now who move over, and then buy the Kinect later. So I do think the [price point] broadens the appeal and hopefully brings more people to Xbox One sooner.”

How many of you agree with the views of Yusuf, is PS4 indeed selling big because PS3 owners are disappointed with the console and wants to upgrade? I completely disagree with this views of Yusuf because instead of working on fix issues in own house he is pointing fingers at his competitor. Xbox 360 has hardly seen some good content/game for years, whereas PS3 received The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls and many others.