Phil Spencer has always seemed like a straight shooter. Well, as straight a shooter of a head of a gaming platform has ever been in the past. That willingness to speak to the fans has defined his tenure at Xbox, really turning around opinion on the brand in the eyes of the audience.
Well, it seems he has been genuinely forthcoming with his prediction for the competition, saying he fully expects Sony to announce a Western price drop for the PlayStation 4. Speaking to IGN, Spencer said it feels about time for a price drop on the Sony Console:
I fully expect they [PlayStation] will drop price. When I think about the playbook they've used in the past, we feel good about the plans we have in place going forward in the holiday. If history tells, then we'll see a price drop from them coming.
The PlayStation 4 saw a retail drop in Japan just last week, and the question has been would the West see it too? I suspect there is some politics at play here, both making people think that a price drop is coming may drop of PS4 sales. We will have to see.