This former Xbox owner has had enough with all these rumours (Picture: Microsoft)
An Xbox fan believes the recent rumours that its exclusive games are going multiformat will kill the Xbox console, and so they’ve already sold theirs.
This prompted Xbox boss Phil Spencer to tweet that there will be an update about the future of Xbox next week, which seems to be confirmation that the rumours are at least partially truly.
As a result, a now former Xbox owner went straight to GameStop to exchange their Xbox Series X console and all their games for $300 worth of Steam vouchers and a PlayStation 5 game, as they believe the Xbox is doomed.
Yung Kiryu posted the receipt they got from handing over their Xbox Series X console, their controller, and eight Xbox games, including Halo Infinite and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
They got $398.65 (£315) for everything, which they said they traded for a copy of UFC 5 for PlayStation 5 and $300 (£240) in Steam cards.
When they were confronted by someone saying they sold their Xbox based on rumours, Kiryu still believed it to be the right decision, saying:
‘And let the Xbox be worth even less by the time I’d take it in? Nah, I’m staying ahead of the curve this time. Plus, I have a very good PC, I’ll use PC Game Pass there.’
They then went as far as saying the Xbox console will die if the rumours that Xbox is going full multiformat are true.
Assuming the rumours are true to at least some extent the decision is likely to have been a combination of low console sales, fewer than expected Game Pass subscriptions, and pressure from Microsoft execs and investors to make a return on investment for the $69 billion paid for Activision Blizzard.
Time will tell exactly what the update will reveal, but it absolutely won’t be that Microsoft is exiting the games industry.
Instead, they want to make sure they’re making the maximum amount of profit from it, if current plans are not working out, and that could well mean side-lining their console business in favour of focusing on being a third party publishers.
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