Microsoft Investing to Make Xbox One “the Leading Next Gen Console;” Boasts Excitement for Titanfall

on January 24, 2014 5:23 AM

Microsoft announced its earnings for the fiscal quarter ended on December the 31st yesterday, and during the earnings call Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood shared enthusiasm and excitement for the future of the Xbox One while answering to questions from investors and analysts:

 We are excited for this enthusiastic response from our loyal customers and we are working to increase availability of the Xbox One.

Hood also mentioned that the company is going to continue to invest to place the console in a leading position between next generation platforms, especially in sight of the release of Titanfall.

We will continue to be in launch mode for Xbox One. Especially, many people are excited about the launch of Titanfall in March, and we will continue to add and expand markets over the course of the year. So I’d continue to think about our investment in being the leading next generation console as certainly extending.

At the moment the Xbox One seems to be one step behind in the next generation race, with about 1.2 million units less than the rival PS4 sold through to customers as of December 31st. We’ll have to stand by and see if the extending investment and Titanfall will manage to turn the tables in Microsoft’s favor in the next few months and beyond.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.