Grr! Bill Gates comes out swinging for Xbox 360

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gates-hp.jpgAmid all the fuss around the Wii and PS3 launches, Xbox 360 has quietly continued to rack up sales in the background, boosted by new titles like Viva Pinata and Gears Of War. But Bill Gates chose a post-CES interview to tell the 360’s rivals where to stick their hype.

“We wanted to be the guy with the small box that costs less,” he told Dean Takahashi off the San Jose Mercury News.

“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?

Bill also got stuck into the Wii’s low resolution and lack of online gaming, talked IPTV, gloated over Sony’s PS3 processor woes, and said he’s not worried about Xbox 360 cannibalising sales of Media Center PCs. The full transcript is well worth a read for an insight into Gates on Games.

(via GamesIndustry.biz)

Stuart Dredge

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  • Bill Gates,
    “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?
    I have read all of your comments on the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 but I hav’nt read anything on the game title “Halo 3”. Bill Gates Release some more about Halo 3, GTA4, and Crysis and you showed be able to crush Sony corperations. You want control you must have the games. Those games those three should show what the Xbox 360 home console is capible of in Graphics hardware and XboxLive software. You are asking how your doing on the games, software, hardware, XboxLive you are doing alright. I had an Xbox one but when your talking Nex-GEN I went to the Xbox 360 version. I Think you should put a 60gigabyte out on the consumer market and a one gigabyte memory card for the consumers on the XboxLive service. Keep up the good work-bye

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