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Xbox One Scorpio won't automatically be followed by a new Xbox in two years, Spencer says

You might be excited for Xbox One Scorpio to kick off a new era of "native" 4K Xbox gaming, or you might be worried about having to pick up a new system every two years to keep up with the hardware Joneses. If you fall in the latter camp, Xbox boss Phil Spencer doesn't think you need to fret quite so much: Scorpio is set to come out in time for the holidays next year, but Spencer told Game Informer he isn't even sure what the next console after that will be.

"I don’t have this desire to every two years have a new console on the shelf; that’s not part of the console business model, and it doesn’t actually help us," Spencer said. "The best customer I have is somebody who buys the original Xbox and just buys all the games. That’s the best customer for us in terms of the pure financials of it. I don’t have a need to get you to go buy the newest console, or I don’t have the need to create an artificial loop of, 'Here’s a new console every two years,' in order to get you to go buy.

"I’m not trying to turn consoles into the graphics card market where every so often Nvidia or AMD come out with a new card, and if I want a little bit more performance I’m going to go buy that new card. I think for consoles it’s different. I think you have to hit a spec that actually means something in an ecosystem of televisions and games."

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