Xbox 360 will outperform PS3 in software for years

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Don Mattrick It looks like Microsoft’s E3 success has gone to their head as Microsoft’s Don Mattrick gloats about how well it did and how it is going to stay ahead of the PS3 for the foreseeable future.

He was chatting about how the Xbox still has the most 90+ reviews on metacritic and how he can’t see that it will be overtaken in any near future.

But the way he does it smacks of the arrogance that I have never enjoyed, he is right though as the 360 has consistently topped the PS3 and Wii in regards to software quality.

“You look at aggregated reviews from around the world – you go onto Metacritic – and count the number of 90-rated titles on our platform, compare that to Wii, compare that to PlayStation 3: there is no comparison”

He also takes a moment to praise his team by saying that they have been working hard for the whole year and had an entire 12 months of productivity, while Sony may have been on an extended vacation.

I can only guess that they didn’t take this stance before E3 as they didn’t know what PS3 had up their sleeve, but he must be careful as I still don’t think Sony has unveiled their hand.

Source: Eurogamer.net

Last Updated: July 25, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • ocelot

    Is this guy serious? What has MS shown at E3 to make him say that the competition has been on holiday? Was it the Mii’s? Maybe their new XMB? Or could it be Singstar? Damn, thats a whole lot of work right there.

    Sony has shown more first party titles for the PS3 that are coming out this year than MS, so I honestly don’t know what this guy is on about.

  • baba

    A confident nerd, that could be dangerous…

  • JimBob

    I never thought I’d say this, but I miss Peter Moore. Mattrick and Shane Kim are both insufferably arrogant, and are constantly trash-talking the competition, Sony and Nintendo alike. Only Peter Dille outdoes them on that front.

  • Fox1

    I still surprised that for a console, the 360 manages to sell under 1 year old games for R200… good titles too like RSV and Naruto: Rise of a Ninja 😛

  • Macethy

    Picked up Stranglehold Collectors Edition for R300 last week . . .

  • I think what he’s referring to is features that go beyond just games. Nintendo introduced the Wiimote now they just milk it. Sony announced Home, play TV and LBP around 18 months ago but there’s been nothing on any of those, all the “new” features on PSN are Live catch up.

    Personally I like Mattrick and Greenberg, they’re not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into the competition. Kim Shane is a bit too much of an arrogant know it all for me, I’m glad he’s been replaced. Peter Moore was too much of a gentleman 😉

  • Fox1

    I saw Forza 2 Collectors Edition for R300 last week 😛

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