Microsoft’s Marc Whitten on why Xbox One offers a better value

(Credit: Josh Miller/CNET) LOS ANGELES — Marc Whitten thinks the Xbox One provides an overall better value than the competition. ”I believe we’re delivering an immense value,” he explained to me at a meeting within Microsoft’s booth at E3 2013. The Microsoft Corporate Vice President and the Chief Product Officer for Xbox believes that when you consider everything Xbox One is offering — with its lineup of exclusive titles and ambitious live TV integration — there’s enough justification for spending the extra $100 come this holiday season. The company’s direct console gaming competitor, Sony, undercut Xbox One by $100 announcing that the PlayStation 4 will sell for $400 when it too is released this holiday season. ”I feel good about our price,” Whitten said. Bringing more value to the table was the first consideration after the decision was made to go ahead with a next-generation console. But the consensus here at E3 is that Sony is leading on the value front. But why? A lot of it has to do with the way Xbox One is treating game licensing and the reselling and purchasing of used games. Only first-party Xbox One games are guaranteed to be resellable (only one time) and it’s up to other publishers to decide whether or not to allow that for their third party games. [Read more] ]]> http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cnet/sDKW/~3/UY2A332B894/