In a new interview, Microsoft's current Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed that, back when Don Mattrick was in charge of the division, the original goal of the team was to sell 200 million units of the Xbox One console.
Obviously, that plan did not work out, and a launch price of $499 with the included Kinect camera didn't help either. However, Spencer said that Mattrick's plan wasn't necessarily a bad one:
In the end, Mattrick departed Microsoft several months before the Xbox One launched in the U.S. in November 2013. Spencer was named as the head of the division in 2014 and quickly turned the Xbox One's business plan around to center on games:
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