Randy Pitchford Lashes Out At Xbox Series X, Phil Spencer
Console gaming is moving in an interesting direction as can be seen by the recently revealed Xbox Series X as well as the power that both it and the PlayStation 5 are claiming to contain. That said, following a remark from Xboss Phil Spencer, Gearboss Randy Pitchford sort of snapped back.
The comment in question is in reference to Moore’s Law, which is “the principle that the speed and capability of computers can be expected to double every two years, as a result of increases in the number of transistors a microchip can contain,” according to Webster. Of course, when it comes to consoles, that is not entirely accurate, which led to Spencer releasing a comment on how “Xbox Series X rewrites the rules of console design.” Pitchford, however, isn’t exactly buying it.
Is Moore’s Law slowing down? How many transistors in the Series X? What if Moore’s Law is like the 4-minute mile? Your ambitious message for the Xbox One X was inspiring, but for Series X, well, this feels more like an excuse. https://t.co/7ihDmwWzO3
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) December 19, 2019
Naturally, this didn’t go over well on the Internet. However, Pitchford then provided a chart to back up his statement towards the Xbox Series X and Phil Spencer.
Slowed down after that red line. Those above are huge chipsets with bigger dies. The transistors haven’t shrunk in years according to your own chart. pic.twitter.com/BuHCtix3Td
— Matt (@K1NGxKO) December 20, 2019
The Xbox Series X will be dropping in the holiday season of 2020, so we will have to wait until then to see exactly how everything goes down. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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