Posted on December 5, 2007, Chris Xbox 360 the Best Value, says Don Mattrick
Don Mattrick is the senior VP of Microsoft Interactive Entertainment – in other words, he’s the new Peter Moore. So he’s naturally going to become a mouthpiece and praise the Xbox 360 wherever possible. Up until now he’s been fairly quiet, but speaking with MSNBC, he claimed, “On a price per value basis, I think we win…relative to Sony and Nintendo.”
You could make an argument for any console (the PS3 doubles as a Blu-ray player, the 360 has Live and the Video Marketplace, the Wii is easily accessible), but Mattrick seems confident that the 360’s value is greater than that of the competition.
“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.”
He continued to cite the exclusive and third-party games the Xbox 360 will see next year, although the only specific title he actually mentioned was Grand Theft Auto IV.
Whether or not any of that is true is ultimately a subjective topic, but what was perhaps more interesting was that Mattrick said that the 360 has the potential for a shelf life comparable to the PS3 – which Sony claims will be a decade.
Only time will tell, but if that’s the case, Microsoft might have to extend the Red Rings of Death warranty beyond three years.