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Nearly Half of All Xbox Users Are Women, Says Microsoft’s Carl Ledbetter

Posted on the 06 November 2013 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

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Geeks, Nerds, forever virgins, these are only some of the names girls used to call guys who played videos games. Now, things have changed. Even girls are starting to play games. In fact, the phrase “girl gamer” is one of the widely used self-describing words we see on social networks these days. And it looks like most of those girl gamers seems to love the Xbox, as the Microsoft’s Carl Ledbetter claims that over 40 percent of Xbox users are women.

Carl Ledbetter, head of the industrial design of the Xbox One says that they used this as a main factor when designing the next-gen console. Microsoft had to built over 200 different models before settling with the current Xbox One design as they were going for a design that attracts males, as well as females, according to Tech Crunch. Ledbetter explained these details at GigaOm’s Roadmap conference in San Francisco.

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The design of the Xbox One controller has also been made to fit in with more hand sizes, so girl gamers with tiny hands wouldn’t feel left out. Microsoft seems have done a lot of changes to Xbox One aiming for girl gamers. Could this help Microsoft to score more sales than its’ rival console, PlayStation 4? We’ll find out soon enough.

The Xbox One will be available on November 22nd.

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