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E3 2006: Microsoft Praises Nintendo, Slams Sony

XBox 360Peter Moore, the XBox head honcho over at Microsoft, spoke out on Sony Playstation 3 pricing saying:

“Tell me why you would buy a $600 PS3? People are going to buy two (machines.) They’re going to buy an Xbox and they’re going to buy a Wii … for the price of one PS3.”

He went on to praise Nintendo with the following comment:

“People will always gravitate toward a competitively priced product — like what I believe Wii will be — with innovative new designs and great intellectual property like Mario, Zelda and Metroid.”

The last thing Sony needs is Nintendo and Microsoft “teaming up” on them in a console battle – but the fact is Moore may be right on this one. $600 is far too expensive when compared to the $400 price tag of the XBox 360 and the probable sub $300 price for the Nintendo Wii. Only time will tell if Sony can deliver a product so superior that the average gamer will be compelled to spend the extra $200.


Posted by Sean


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