Take-Two CEO: Microsoft is Going to do Very Well With Xbox Series X and S

Take-Two CEO: Microsoft is Going to do Very Well With Xbox Series X and S - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 September 2020 / 1,474 Views

In the current-generation, the PlayStation 4 ran away in the sales battle against the Xbox One. The PS4 has sold over 113 million units worldwide, while the Xbox One has sold over 48 million units worldwide, according to VGChartz estimates.

Take-Two Interactive EO Strauss Zelnick in an interview with Protocol has said Microsoft and Sony are approaching the launch of next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and S, and PlayStation 5, very aggressively.

He says Microsoft is working hard not to repeat the failings of the current-generation with the Xbox Series X and S and thinks Microsoft is going to do very well. 

Take-Two CEO: Microsoft is Going to do Very Well With Xbox Series X and S

"So far it looks to me as though they're both approaching this launch very aggressively," Zelnick said. "We've always worked happily with both parties. We would like to see both be very successful.

"In certain parts of the world, as you know, Sony had a preferred position last time around. I think Microsoft is working very, very hard to see that that's not repeated. I think it will be a challenge in Asia, where Sony's dominated.

"But if I had to guess, I think Microsoft is going to do very well."

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will launch on November 10 for $499 and $299, respectively. Pre-orders will begin on September 22.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments

AFattyGamer (on 16 September 2020)

I don't think Microsoft will catch Sony in home console sales but they'll be much more competitive this time around.


ironmanDX (on 16 September 2020)

Agreed. Something that will hopefully benefit fans of both companies.


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V-r0cK (on 16 September 2020)

I can see the S doing even better if they added a disc drive. *fingers cross down the road


Mr Puggsly (on 16 September 2020)

I would imagine a $299 machine that plays the same 9th gen games with similar visual fidelity would perform well. Within two years, they will probably sell the Series S for $199 for Black Friday, etc.


DonFerrari (on 16 September 2020)

I guess he will be very wrong for Worldwide.