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Microsoft’s Australasian vice president of sales and marketing, Alan Bowman, believes the difference in terms of system specifications between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is “fairly marginal.”

Speaking with Australia’s GamePlanet, Bowman said it will not be the consoles themselves, but the games that will make the difference this generation.

“We’re optimistic about this generation as well,” he said.

“We’ve got a unique value proposition, and from just a pure specs perspective it’s always gonna be fairly marginal difference.

“The purists are gonna argue the toss, but I think it comes down to the games.”

Bowman says we will see great exclusive games on Xbox One, and exclusive Xbox One content with cross-platform games.

Bowman also addressed the Xbox One’s worldwide availability, claiming that while Microsoft would like to be in more countries, it is a “long-term business,” and Microsoft will launch in more markets over the coming year.

As reported by GameSpot, the Xbox One is currently sold in 13 markets, while the PS4 is now available in more than 50 countries around the globe.

With Microsoft’s decision to stock what it obviously considered its primary markets, could it have already missed the boat in the countries that are yet to receive its console?

In South Africa at least, Playstation 4 stock sells out as quick as it comes in, claiming purchases that could’ve been shared with Microsoft’s console.