Posted on November 19, 2007, Chris Xbox Live Doesn’t “Have Competition,” Says Microsoft
Microsoft is certainly very proud of Xbox Live, to the point where Robbie Bach believes that they don’t even have any competition – a comment aimed directly at Sony’s PlayStation Network. With 8 million users it’s hard to argue, although I do believe Bach is being rather muleheaded in outright dismissing PSN.
Speaking with the LA Times he said, “It’s fair to say that Xbox Live is clearly head and shoulders above anything anyone else has tried to do. We don’t have competition.”
“Sony has done some things online, but nothing that can be called a service. We have a big advantage and we’re going to keep pressing that advantage.”
He went on to cite that the strong userbase is what has made Xbox Live what it is, and that it isn’t an easy task to garner such a large number of users.”Perhaps the most important thing we have is over 8 million passionate members who create and define what Xbox Live is. It’s a tough thing to create, and we’re going to continue to nurture it.”
I can just imagine Sony’s response would be something focusing on the fact that PSN is free to all of its users and is rapidly improving and how Home will be huge. And how Microsoft sucks, or something like that.
Their words, not mine. Sorta.