We wouldn’t expect the Senior VP of Microsoft Interactive Entertainment to say any less.
“Of course, I’m biased given the role that I’m in but if I really think about it using my consumer instincts and the experience that I’ve had, this is the best blend of performance, price, online and games – by far,” says Don Mattrick.
Peter Moore’s replacement also adds that “On a price per value basis, I think we win…relative to Sony and Nintendo.
The self-applause continues: “I think we’re getting to the point of critical mass in terms of the number of hits. I think we have the highest rated content ever to exist on a gaming system.”
MSNBC asks him what he meant by that, and he explains that “there are more 85-plus rated games on Xbox 360, by a long shot, when you compare it with PlayStation 3 and Wii.” Ah, so we’re leaving out the PS2, DS, and so on?
Finally, on top of having the “highest rated content ever” and being the best “on a price per value basis,” Mattrick thinks that the Xbox 360 can have a decade long shelf life like the PS2 has.
“We’re at a point now where we’re eight years in, and there’s more resources, more third-party support, more retail support and more consumer support. And it’s very probable that this will be a longer life cycle.”
Microsoft, we’d pat you on a back for a job well done, but it looks like you got that covered.