[b]UPDATE: A clarification has been issued by Microsoft' senior regional director of the entertainment and devices division in the UK, Neil Thompson to statements he was made yesterday regaring the limitations of the Wii.
Speaking to MCV
today, Thompson states:
“The gaming market is growing thanks to success of Wii and positive innovation by Xbox in offering a range of consoles that can be scaled up by consumers and true innovation in the online arena."
Head over the MCV
for the full story...
Microsoft' senior regional director of the entertainment and devices division in the UK, Neil Thompson, has shocked a lot of industry drinkers, sorry - thinkers - by not using the after-glow of the Halo 3
launch to take a pop at Sony. Instead he's laid into Nintendo.
Can't you feel Christmas coming?
Speaking to UK industry journal, MCV
, he stated:
"Nintendo are doing very well and they’ve done a great job at expanding the market in certain areas, but there is a limit in terms of what you can do with Wii and there is a very definite limit on the expandability of that product."
If that wasn't "ouch" enough, he continues:
"They looked at something which isn’t being offered and that’s probably kept them in the business, where many people perhaps thought they couldn’t last beyond the last generation because the technology has been evolved.”
Okay, so he does actually spend some time taking strips off Sony - while not naming names, as he says:
“I think in this generation we’ve absolutely been the innovative force in terms of what a next generation console should look like and how people should think about it. I don’t think we were innovative enough with the first console, so we did learn a lot from that."
Is Thompson right? Is the Wii limited? Does Microsoft own next-gen? Tell us in the Forum - but play nice.Source: MCV