In an interview at CES with Bill Gates, he
trash-talks speaks about what he thinks of the gaming competition (PS3/Wii). First, he talked about Microsoft’s strategy for the Xbox 360:
“We wanted to be the guy with the small box that costs less. We wanted to have the most compelling or better than anyone else’s box. We wanted to have the most games. We wanted to play to our software strength, and tools and online. We wanted to get most respects, except for the online capability, we wanted to swap positions with Sony. We wanted to not be a year late, not be a big box, not be a more expensive box. How are we doing on that?”
Let’s face it Billy, Wii: Smaller, Cheaper. Ok, graphics, better… so what?… Now here’s what he had to say about Nintendo:
“Nintendo of course is a competitor… Say to yourself, how in terms of using a game for a long period of time, what kind of accuracy and capability do you want? Look at the classic Nintendo positioning. Look at the graphics. Look at Nintendo’s execution in terms of online capability. We have this thing that nobody has ever seen before. When you say to your friend, hey let’s play online, you say then you have to buy an Xbox. That’s what 10 million people say. If you want to play online, get an Xbox. We’re not standing still. Look at what you saw today connecting up the world to the Windows PC. Do you expect Nintendo to rev up a team to create cross-device gaming and tool kits to develop those things? Not very likely. We clearly think that Nintendo did some things right.”
Again, let’s face the facts, yeah, you have 10 million people saying it.. why? maybe 1 year before the other consoles arrived? what would you get if there was no more consoles to buy?. Ok, 10 million in 1 year+, how about our 3.5+ millions in 2 months?.
So, Bill has stopped playing games and started throwing trash at the real competition.. we’ll have to see how this “Next-Gen Wars” conclude…