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Peter Moore Talks PS3, Wii, Portable 360 132

kukyfrope writes "Peter Moore recently led an intimate round-table discussion at E3 where journalists were allowed to pluck his brain on current industry issues. His comments cover PS3's high-price announcement, downplay rumors surrounding a portable Xbox, and actually admits he would like a Wii! 'Look, it's not partisan; I love what Nintendo is doing. They're in a different space.'"
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Peter Moore Talks PS3, Wii, Portable 360

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    • With enemies like these, who needs friends?

      This is politics 101. You don't bash the people who have no chance of winning. You compliment them for their pluck, their uniqueness and their creativity. If later on it looks like they have a chance, you can bash them then.

      The reason: You look like a magnanimous good guy. Some of the good underdog vibes actually rub off on you. You're humanized.

      You risk little, because you know this guy is no competition anyway.

      Hell, people are talking about an Xbox _and_ a
      • Microsoft and Sony are only complimenting Nintendo because they see Nintendo as zero threat.

        Then they're not paying attention.

        As a business, Nintendo won the last round. The Wii hasn't even been released yet and the public anticipation for it even from non-Nintendo game fans grows with each passing week.

        Microsoft might be playing the nice guy now, but if they don't consider a high profile, unique and fun experience, with a lower price tag, higher set of quality launch titles, a fully compatible back catalo
  • Didn't RTFA (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Golias ( 176380 )
    Wow. This sounds fascinating. Who's Peter Moore, and why should I care what he thinks about these three consoles?

    Learn to write a summary. Sheesh!
    • Re:Didn't RTFA (Score:3, Informative)

      by falcon5768 ( 629591 )
      If you dont know who he is, you wouldn't care about the article anyway.

      He's a VP for Microsoft and is pretty much the go to guy for the 36nd Microsofts opinion on the gaming marketplace.

      • Your comment is highly incorrect.

        I don't know who he is (well, I do now... but I will forget (again)) but I am interested in any interviews with industry insiders discussing the future of console gaming.

        • I've seen many posts from you- I know you've been around for a while.

          You claim to be interested in interviews with industry insiders.

          There is no possible way that you don't know who Peter Moore is.

          Not only is he the current head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, but previously he was the COO in charge of video game operations for Sega North America.

          A Google search for 'Peter Moore Xbox' has 2.1 million results.
          A Google search for 'Shigeru Miyamoto Nintendo' has 1.3 million results.

          He's a big deal. I'm gue
          • I've seen many posts from you- I know you've been around for a while.

            drinkypoo's Latest 24 of 14043 Comments

            You are not kidding - this must be some sort of record. Shit man, you could have designed and built a wii yourself if you harnessed the time you spent commenting...
          • I'm bad with names. I don't remember names of people who I don't personally know until I've heard them umpteen hojillion times, because I'd rather not spend the effort. If their name is important enough to me, I'll remember it. Microsoft is not that important to me in gaming (sure I have an Xbox; I have like three games for it, and mostly it plays my media) so I don't remember his name like Miyamoto, Carmack, who have you. I seem to recall seeing his name a couple times, I guess, but I don't remember these
      • Re:Didn't RTFA (Score:1, Insightful)

        by Anonymous Coward
        What kind of asinine logic is that? If I don't know who someone is yet, I can't care about what he has to say? That would work real well in journalism: "Man axe-murders his family, but you probably don't know him, so you wouldn't care to hear about it."
        • Re:Didn't RTFA (Score:1, Flamebait)

          by falcon5768 ( 629591 )
          actually my comment is very correct. IF you dont know who the head of the 360 is, why would you care about what he was saying about the Wii or the PS3.

          The fact stands that if you dont know who he is, then you are clueless into the industry as a whole and thus have a lot more reading up to do before you even begin to understand what was posted. Main problem being you would have no clue and thus would be easily swayed by what he said because your a idiot to the facts.

          Its the main problem with Journalism t

          • Re:Didn't RTFA (Score:1, Insightful)

            by Anonymous Coward
            Your logic continues to be deficient.

            IF you dont know who the head of the 360 is, why would you care about what he was saying about the Wii or the PS3.

            I don't know the name of the 360 project head, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't care what he has to say about consoles.

            The fact stands that if you dont know who he is, then you are clueless into the industry as a whole and thus have a lot more reading up to do before you even begin to understand what was posted.

            Sorry, console fanboy, but not knowing Peter

          • Re:Didn't RTFA (Score:5, Insightful)

            by toolie ( 22684 ) on Wednesday May 24, 2006 @01:01PM (#15395364)
            actually my comment is very correct. IF you dont know who the head of the 360 is, why would you care about what he was saying about the Wii or the PS3.

            The difference is as plain as "Some homeless guy comments on the next-gen consoles" and "Head of the 360 gives his take on next-gen consoles". Even if I don't know who he is, at least he can give more insight than some schmuck off the street. I know the position "head of 360 devlopment" or whatever, but couldn't give a crap less about the name of the person in the position. That doesn't mean I'm not interested in the industry.
            • What if that homeless guy on the street turned out to be FROM THE FUTURE! Then you'd care! Ohh yess... He just might know a thing or two!

              I do admit we don't see that very often...
          • Main problem being you would have no clue and thus would be easily swayed by what he said because your a idiot to the facts.

            When you call someone an idiot through a written form of communication, you probably should have better grammar than a first grader. I swear I'm not a grammar Nazi, but I've seen more than enough instances of "your a idiot" than I can stand. I guess that's what I get for playing Counter-Strike.
    • Peter Moore (Born 1956 in Liverpool, England) is the head of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division, which includes the Xbox and Xbox 360 game consoles.

      Moore holds a bachelor's degree from Keele University, England, and a master's degree from California State University, Long Beach.

      After working for Patrick USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the popular French sportswear company, and then Reebok, Peter Moore rose to prominence at Sega, being a heavy figure in the company's North American operations during the Dreamcast era. Moore played a pivotal role in the company's decision to change its business strategy to become a platform-agnostic software publisher. At the time of leaving Moore was president and COO of SEGA of America.

      Microsoft hired Moore in 2003 to join the Xbox project, where he has been ever since.

      Peter Moore has shown off his Halo 2 and Grand Theft Auto 4 tattoos when announcing the games. Both tattoos are quite real as shown in a GearLive interview.
    • Peter Moore is the "Corporate Vice President, Interactive Entertainment Business, Entertainment and Devices Division" - ie honcho in charge of xbox, xbox 360, and related gaming.

      http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/pmoore/de f ault.mspx [microsoft.com]

      If you don't care, why post? The article is written for those people who do care and are interested in the area. If they don't know, it's easy to look up. Learn to either read articles that interest you, or don't comment. If it's interesting, then click the link; a su
    • Re:Didn't RTFA (Score:1, Offtopic)

      by VJ42 ( 860241 )
      How can a post titled "Didn't RTFA" be modded up to +5, Insightful? The moderation system is really really broken; it should be modded to "-1, go and RTFA before commenting".

      Wait, this is slashdot, who am I kidding no one reads the article.
    • Peter Moore is...

      A former very high ranking Sega executive who worked on the Dreamcast and was apart of the group who wanted to get Sega out of the hardware business

      He's virtually the Xbox/Xbox360's Reggie Fils-Aime (if you don't know who this is so soon after E3 you're in the wrong section of Slashdot)

      He's the guy that showed off the Halo 2 and GTA4 tattoos as announcements (anyone claiming to be a gamer has at least 'heard of' this)

      He has more achievements than this but these are his video gaming highligh

  • Kudos for trying? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by eln ( 21727 ) on Wednesday May 24, 2006 @12:10PM (#15394916) Homepage
    FTA:
    Look I was there when Iwata-san pulled out that thing [the Wii]. I was there in the front row in Tokyo... and I said [to myself] "You've got to give 'em kudos for trying."

    Is it just me, or does he come off as a really egotistical jackass in that line? You have to give them kudos for trying? We'll see if he can maintain that smarmy attitude when the Wii wipes the floor with the 360 in total sales.
    • But isn't Nintendo "trying" a new control system? As it hasn't even been released yet I'm not sure what else he should say. Give them kudos for doing?

      I think its great they are trying a new controller as the basic control pad hasn't had any major changes since the original Nintendo. There have been some changes in shape, some extra buttons, vibrating, etc but nothing really revolutionary (more evolutionary) Though motion/positioning control systems have been produced before, its never been as a prima
    • We don't know if the wii will wipe the floor with anything. It's new and it's radical and NO one on slashdot has one. The concept is interesting and cool but we simply don't know if people will like and adopt the new controller in the long term more so then traditional controllers.

      We also dont' know how the lack of hd will affect people's perception ofthe console. So claiming that it will wipe the floor with the 360 is arrogance itself.
    • You can look at it that way, and sure, then it sounds pretty arrogant. However, knowing that Nintendo doesn't have the resources of Sony and Microsoft, and can't afford to take the hit they're taking wrt. the relatively low price of the Xbox 360 and PS3 and the hefty tech inside the consoles. So he gives them kudos for trying something entirely different, using cheaper tech and not doing highres. In that light, it doesn't really seem that arrogant.
  • Consoles (Score:3, Insightful)

    by thebdj ( 768618 ) on Wednesday May 24, 2006 @12:16PM (#15394966) Journal
    I love how in these comments where they kiss Nintendo's backside, they always point to their own console. I actually think Sony's comment was a bit more "negative" since they referred to the Wii as a "second console." Personally, I still think you are going to get a great deal of budget minded gamers who will purchase the Wii as a "first" or "only" console and wait for the prices of the PS3 and 360 to drop to more reasonable levels.

    I have never rushed into a high priced console. The first console I purchased myself was a PSX when it was either $99 or $129...the next one was a launch system, the Dreamcast, with the always friendly price point of $199. I eventually bought a used PS2 from a friend at work for $150. This include the broadband adapter, at least two (maybe three) controllers, 5 or 6 games (two of which I sold to make back almost $30 of my money), a memory card, and one of the adapters to allow for more then two people to play.

    Now, if the Wii comes in at $249 or less, I can all but guarantee it will be purchased at launch. I have always thought Nintendo had some great games and believe their consoles are one of the best (if not the best) for parties. I mean even regular Mario games can have some party fun, but with Mario Party and Smash Brothers...not to mention those moments of fun that were Dr. Mario on the N64...you really have to hand it to Nintendo.
    • "I love how in these comments where they kiss Nintendo's backside, they always point to their own console."

      It's an old rhetorical strategy: act like Nintendo is so beneath your notice as a competitor that you can afford to indulge them. The way Sony and Microsoft see it, they're currently regarded as the forerunners in this generation, with Wii retaining Nintendo's "kiddie" reputation among hardcore gamers. So they take pains to reinforce that perception: they paint Wee as a fun toy, but not as real competi
    • Spot on - the Wii, at or under $250, will be my first and only new console purchase since the N64.
    • I actually think Sony's comment was a bit more "negative" since they referred to the Wii as a "second console." Personally, I still think you are going to get a great deal of budget minded gamers who will purchase the Wii as a "first" or "only" console and wait for the prices of the PS3 and 360 to drop to more reasonable levels.

      I think that's Sony's fear, and it's quite justified.

      The GameCube was my second console after the PS2. I bought many more games for PS2 than for GameCube. However, I'm not touc

  • What a salesman (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Miraba ( 846588 ) on Wednesday May 24, 2006 @12:17PM (#15394981) Journal
    I'm definitely not a MS fan, but Moore definitely knows how to sell the 360: appear like an affable everyman and make the system appear accessable to all of the other everymen. Talking about playing games with his son and how he wants a Wii is the right move; no "The PS3 is actually really cheap" here.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Peter Moore interviews used to be the source much amusement with their idiocy, but the schtick is getting old.

    Isn't it time for Microsoft to hire people who aren't fucking morons to run their Xbox stuff?

    Peter needs to answer the real questions console players want to know:

    1) The news that the HD protection bit means that all PS3 support HD/1080p BluRay movies right out of the box for both the 499 and 599 versions. The 360 does not support 1080p and forces you to buy a oh so popular console item 'the add on'
    • by ironwill96 ( 736883 ) on Wednesday May 24, 2006 @12:45PM (#15395223) Homepage Journal
      1) As TFA says, why bother including functionality that consumers may not want and jacking up your price because of it (see Sony). Also, the HD Protection Bit has been going back and forth on if it is a 1-year hiatus or until 2010, I have yet to see anything definite stating one way or another. Regardless, I wouldn't trust the MPAA to let it be HDCP free until 2010 - you'll just shoot yourself in the foot if you do.

      2) By BC i'm going to hazard a guess you mean background content updates for Xbox Live? It is still in the works and coming eventually, yeah its been delayed a bunch but it doesnt seem relevant to this topic.

      3) PGR3 looks pretty good to me when i've played it for several hours, not sure which version you are looking at. When you compare it to actual consoles that are out there (Gamecube and PS2), sure does look a lot better. But maybe you are comparing it to "coming soon" consoles?

      4) I've heard of overheating but not of some massive defects, wouldn't this be in some of the regular gaming news sites if there were (IGN, Gamespy etc)?

      5) Xbox Live has always been different than what Sony and Nintendo have been doing in the online arena (which is a whole lot of nothing atm). Sony's service probably won't have the same functionality as Xbox Live - which will now run cross-platform gaming with Windows gamers (big plus), have same tag and friends list across platforms, and you know that every game that you buy that is Live-enabled - which I think all 360 games are required to have at least friends list functionality included - will work in the same fashion and work well. Without an integrated system, if you leave it up to each publisher it will be a mess and not nearly as useful as what Microsoft has come up with. This is one area where I think Microsoft has been kicking the tail of Sony and Nintendo - people want multiplayer gaming, co-op experiences, and also love earning "achievements" (just look at BF2's popular badge system which is why many still play almost a year after release).

      6) Expect to see the Core version dropped this fall and price drop on the premium version (just my strong theory and that of many gaming mags). Are you still whining about background content or is BC something else? Please don't use acronyms that aren't clearly defined by context. Thanks.

      Yeah, so PS2 still sells a lot - b/c you can get one for $100 now and it has a bazillion games. Also, what would the 360's sell numbers have been if they actually had millions in stock on store shelves instead of there being constant supply shortages?

      And oh yeah, if you're going to rant at least have the courtesy to login instead of being a typical AC (Anonymous Coward). And a note, i'm planning on buying a Nintendo Wii first and foremost so i'm not a Microsoft Fanboy. I currently own a Gamecube and Xbox and played a PS2 for about a year before I wanted to claw my eyes out from the total lack of anti-aliasing capabilities on that console.
    • Hey! The AnonymousSonyTroll is back! Nice to see those basically copy/paste rants again! It'd been a few articles since I'd seen you post this stuff. Nice to see you are still around as I was starting to get worried something happened to you.

      Glad to see you back at it! Keep trollin brother!
    • The 360 right now looks overpriced and clunky for anyone who wants to watch HD movies with it 399 + how much for the HD-DVD strap on pack?

      Because the core 360 package is just as upgradeable at the premium package, you should be using $299 as the base price.

      Estimates for the price of the HD-DVD drive add-on I've heard are around $200. So $299+$200 = $499 for a 360 with HD-DVD capabilities. That's competitive with standalone HD-DVD players out there, plus you get a next-gen gaming system. Plus you get free
  • by casualsax3 ( 875131 ) on Wednesday May 24, 2006 @12:30PM (#15395107)
    FTA: Look I was there when Iwata-san pulled out that thing [the Wii]. I was there in the front row in Tokyo... and I said [to myself] "You've got to give 'em kudos for trying."

    This seems like something Iwata should be saying in regards to the Xbox losing Microsoft 4 billion dollars.

  • No, the Wii is not in a "different space" I think Sony and Microsoft keep saying that to convince us that it is true. Well people, you don't have to listen. It is possible that someone could own just a Wii and be happy? YES!
    • by joe 155 ( 937621 ) on Wednesday May 24, 2006 @12:58PM (#15395332) Journal
      I have to disagree with you about the "different space bit". For me it is. The Wii is in the space of "interesting innovative gaming which is accessable for users who don't currently play games and yet has enough flexability and depth to keep hard-core gamers comming back for more - with downloadable content to get all the retro gamers into the fold too"... That seems like a pretty different place to "we are expensive; but hell, you're idiots and you'll buy anything - even if its $600"

      I've had loads of different games machines over the years and with the exception of the Amega 500 (which was when i was like 6 and I was also pretty much that excited about my transformer and a toy car aswell) I don't think I've ever wanted games machine
    • No, the Wii is not in a "different space"

      Oh, it is:

      The WiiiiIIIIiiiiiiiIIiiiiii is in a space where people from all walks want one and can propably afford it.

      The PS3 and 360 are in a space where people with $5k TVs want them and can afford them.
    • by Valdrax ( 32670 ) on Wednesday May 24, 2006 @01:20PM (#15395522)
      They keep saying that because they desperately need for it to be true. If developers come up with hard and edgy games for the Wii or good sports / racing titles that take advantage of the controller, then they'll steal the core markets for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

      As long as Sony & MS can convince everybody that the Wii is for kids and non-gamers, then they'll keep the genres that appeal to the hardcore exclusively their consoles. However, I think the day that some smart developer thinks of how to use the Wii controller for a first person shooter is the day that console FPS games like Halo become irrelevant.

      The only games that can't migrate to the Wii are games that depend on having pretty, pretty graphics for much of their appeal, like the mainline Final Fantasy games or games like Shadow of the Colossus. The Wii isn't even trying for graphics success.

      The Wii will change forever the face of console gaming. I can't wait for the next generation when the Wii's control features get married to the graphics power of the current generation.
      • The only games that can't migrate to the Wii are games that depend on having pretty, pretty graphics for much of their appeal, like the mainline Final Fantasy games or games like Shadow of the Colossus.

        What an odd comment... while both games look great for what they are, FF is popular for its turn-based combat, and SotC is popular for its incredibly engaging storyline and art direction. Why can't those go to the Wii? (I admit I cannot see how you would play SotC with that remote-wand...)

        • What an odd comment... while both games look great for what they are, FF is popular for its turn-based combat, and SotC is popular for its incredibly engaging storyline and art direction. Why can't those go to the Wii? (I admit I cannot see how you would play SotC with that remote-wand...)

          I think you're the first person I've ever met to claim that the combat system is why people play Final Fantasy. People play Final Fantasy games typically for the storyline and the visuals, and ever since FF7 (or arguably
          • but to date no GameCube game has ever impressed me with its graphics compared to the shiniest PS2 and Xbox games

            Resident Evil 4 for the Gamecube beat out all XBox and PS2 games for Best Graphics.

            http://bestof.ign.com/2005/overall/13.html [ign.com]

            So obviously coders who know what they are doing can make Cube games look great, so why not the Wii?

            The problem with what Sony and Microsoft are doing is that they are pushing console technology to be upgraded too quickly. Like the computer industry, rapidly impro

          • but to date no GameCube game has ever impressed me with its graphics compared to the shiniest PS2 and Xbox games.

            That's amusing, because if you're impressed with the graphics of PS2 games, you must be fairly easily impressed. I can't think of a single PS2 game that pushed the envelope in terms of graphics, whereas I can list a dozen or more each from the Gamecube and XBox libraries.

            The Gamecube hardware is far superior to that of the PS2, no matter how much Sony kool-aid you've been drinking.

            --Jeremy
      • >I think the day that some smart developer thinks of how to use the Wii controller for a first person shooter is the day that console FPS games like Halo become irrelevant.

        there will be at least 2 at launch: Red Steel and Metroid.
      • The only games that can't migrate to the Wii are games that depend on having pretty, pretty graphics for much of their appeal, like the mainline Final Fantasy games or games like Shadow of the Colossus.

        the only reason the wii can't have a game like shadow of the colossus is because sony makes it. the gamecube has the graphics capabilities to take on the PS2 and the wii has some potential for some very sweet graphics. there is no reason why it shouldn't be able to pull out beautiful looking games. it's al

      • It IS true. It was true with the Gamecube, too, but that was harder to see since it was a little more in line with the Xbox and PS2 specs-wise.

        Nintendo doesn't compete in the same space as Nintendo and Sony. They're trying to DO something with their games to make them fun; they don't just throw graphics at you and hope something sticks. They rely on good franchises, and they publish easy to play, fun games. Everyone can play Mario Party or Mario Cart, even if they can't play Halo. This isn't a difference be
    • Well, yes...and no. They're all technically gaming consoles (though Sony is clearly more committed to the PS3 being a blu-ray player), so yes, they're all in the same space, and are therefore competing products. But at the same time, the Wii is a totally different concept/experience/strategy than the other two. And Nintendo has also said that they don't view the 360 and PS3 as competition, but this can be attributed to the fact that the Wii has a completely different target market. However it's secondary ma
      • what does 'hardcore' mean?

        unless you mean "graphics better than previous consoles but not as good as high end PCs ('super-hardcore')" then this 'hardcore' stuff is just more marketing BS.
        • That's why I put it in quotes. It means too many different things to too many different people. Personally, I consider a 'hardcore' gamer to be someone that plays games almost constantly and excels at most games they play. Not someone who plays ZOMGHALO all the time, per the seemingly more common definition. To me a 'hardcore' gamer could just as easily play Tetris for hours on end as they could play Halflife 2 or WoW.
          • so why is MS and Sony associated with 'hardcore' and not Nintendo? I've had 8+ hours Super Smash Bros. sessions on my GameCube with friends
            • Just following the assumed general consensus. Even though I have a particular view of what 'hardcore' might mean, and however correct I may be, people are still are not going to see the Wii as being a 'hardcore' system. I'm also making a slight jab at the people who think that way. But we've gone a bit offtopic here. Let's move along.
          • I'm beginning to suspect that "hardcore" is America's answer to the Japanese "super magic fun time" -- meaningless marketing-speak blabber. I wonder if a translation of whatever "hardcore" is supposed to mean sounds as goofy to them as their slogans do to us ...

            But yeah, you go Xbox, you're freakin' hardcore man. One tough hombre. HARDCORE.

            Does sound silly, huh?

    • No, the Wii is not in a "different space"

      Well they will be; the Wiiiiiiiiiiii! will be in my living room, the other two won't. ;p
  • Different space?? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by volpanic ( 976898 )
    If by "different space," he means people's living-rooms, then I'd agree. If people have the choice between the 360, the PS3, or the Wii + being able to eat more than ramen in order to buy the console and games - it's not a hard choice. No amount of processing power is going to wash that MSG taste out of my mouth.
  • by Mr_eX9 ( 800448 ) * on Wednesday May 24, 2006 @02:12PM (#15395993) Homepage
    Peter Moore wouldn't be saying all of these positive things about the Wii if he wasn't scared to death of what it could do to Xbox 360 sales.

    The Wii could conceivably cost half as much as the 360 Premium Package, and Nintendo has announced a Wii title in nearly all (or maybe all?) of its major franchises. If I were Peter Moore, I'd be scared too.

    Moore's trying to create a "Wii + 360 > PS3" equation in people's minds, and I'm not saying he's wrong, but I don't think that he'd be saying anything positive about Nintendo or the Wii if he thought that the Xbox 360 could become the #1 new console in its own right.

    After this year's E3, I've decided that I'll be purchasing a Wii in 2007 when a lot of the non-launch games have come out, and that I just don't care about what the 360 has to offer for the amount of money I have to spend on one, especially since I can already do all of that media center stuff on my PC. There you have it--Microsoft lost at least one potential 360 customer (myself) after E3 2006. How many more people must be out there that have feelings similar to my own?

    People like me are the reason Peter Moore is complementing the Wii. He wants me, and everybody like me, to get the 360 by creating the illusion that there's a copasetic relationship between the Wii and 360 just because they're not made by Sony. However, just because I can get a Wii and 360 for roughly the price of a PS3 doesn't mean that I should buy an entire other console just because I haven't blown $600 on hardware.

    Some people are saying that Nintendo isn't trying to compete with MS and Sony since they've taken such a different approach to their new console, but honestly, I think that Nintendo has become more competitive than ever. The Wii is small, backwards-compatible, online-ready, much cheaper than the 360 and PS3, and most importantly, it's unique and inspired. Hats off to Nintendo for truly bringing a revolution to console gaming.
    • Christ on a cross, why isn't this modded up?

      He wants me, and everybody like me, to get the 360 by creating the illusion that there's a copasetic relationship between the Wii and 360 just because they're not made by Sony. However, just because I can get a Wii and 360 for roughly the price of a PS3 doesn't mean that I should buy an entire other console just because I haven't blown $600 on hardware.

      Indeed. You could get two consoles for $600 but I'd prefer getting one, extra controllers, a memory card or whate
    • Peter Moore wouldn't be saying all of these positive things about the Wii if he wasn't scared to death of what it could do to Xbox 360 sales.

      Of course, how could someone possibly admire other people doing interesting things in their field. I mean you would never hear someone from Ferrari say that Land Rover makes nice cars, would you ? And that if you're interested in both driving fast and going off-road you should get an Enzo and a Range Rover ?

      The XBox 360 and Wii have a different target audience. In t

      • Yes, there are different audiences amongst the different consoles, but to generalize, people want to play fun games and save money. From a purely commercial standpoint, Nintendo's major franchises are perceived as being fun games, and their console is going to be cheaper than the competition by a significant but as-of-yet unknown margin. Remember, this is the games industry--regrettably, games based on original IP generally don't sell well (with huge exceptions like Fable,) but a well-known franchise is b
  • Look I was there when Iwata-san pulled out that thing. I was there in the front row in Tokyo... and I said "You've got to give 'em kudos for trying."

    [insert joke here]
  • Peter Moore wouldn't be saying all of these positive things about the Wii if he wasn't scared to death of what it could do to Xbox 360 sales.

    The Wii could conceivably cost half as much as the 360 Premium Package, and Nintendo has announced a Wii title in nearly all (or maybe all?) of its major franchises. If I were Peter Moore, I'd be scared too.

    Moore's trying to create a "Wii + 360 > PS3" equation in people's minds, and I'm not saying he's wrong, but I don't think that he'd be saying anything posi

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