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Microsoft says PS4 vs. Xbox One battle will 'further grow the market'

9 September 2013

The upcoming console battle between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this holiday season will prove healthy for industry growth, says platform holder Microsoft.

Speaking at the Citi Global Technology conference (via VG247), Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice-president for the Big M, noted that this is the first time the company has gone up against a competing console at launch. He also reckons it’s a ‘great time’ to be a gamer.

Said Mehdi: “First, I do think it’s an incredible time for gamers. One of the things that has never happened is we go head-to-head with a competitor on a console launch. I think that’s going to bring a lot of energy to the overall gaming market and a lot of focus and attention, and I think that’s going to further grow the market. So I think in general it’s a good time to be a gamer. We feel good about our business within that.

Turn the page to see how Mehdi feels Xbox One stacks up against PS4's launch offering.

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