Microsoft's group product manager for Xbox and Xbox Live, Aaron Greenberg, has been at it again. To awaken your brain, try our 'What has Aaron Greenberg done this time Quiz':
1) He's been making things for Xbox and Xbox Live?
2) He's been relaxing with some cocoa?
3) He's been savaging Sony?
Greenberg tells G4TV
"We think that we?re one of those industries that consumers are staying in for entertainment. ?We?, by the way ? that?s us and Nintendo. Both the Wii and the Xbox 360 are really the two big winners. Actually, the only two winners right now if you look at holiday sales year over year".
Yes, he's savaging Sony. He was reiterating the Microsoft 2009 line
regarding its million-unit lead over the PS3 (eight million global lead) when he decided to buddy up with Nintendo to finally crush the PlayStation.
Not just content with attaching the Xbox 360's sales to those of the Wii over the Xmas period, and therefore claiming not one but two winners in a two-horse race, he also explains how Microsoft has all of PlayStation's games.
With NPD's figures not out for Xmas in the USA as yet, we can't say whether Xbox deserves to be one of two winners.
According to him, Microsoft is also "making sure that we have the biggest and broadest third party games line-up and that we have as many exclusive games and exclusive content as possible."
The company has started to do this by having "a Resident Evil
game... Grand Theft Auto
day-and-date... Final Fantasy
" and "Tekken
" for its console.
"These", says Aaron - correctly - "are franchises that were frankly, built on the PlayStation platform. Making sure that we have all those games on our system is important". Again, he's got a point.
So, aside from pithy (with two 'ss') press releases
, how will Sony respond?Thanks to MCV for the transcription