Moore Talks Wii, Innovation, Microsoft Plans

Back in May, Microsoft’s Peter Moore complimented Nintendo’s Wii console stating that people will buy both an Xbox 360 and Wii for the same price as Sony’s PS3 (to rival Wii’s release date this fall). Days later, Sony’s Phil Harrison also complimented the Wii and suggested people purchase the more expensive iteration of the PS3 console.

Well, Moore’s at it again and is supporting Nintendo’s vision of innovation stating in an interview with Gamertag Radio: “I’m a huge fan of any kind of innovation you can try and do that will make a broader reach for games, because as an industry we’ve got to do that.

Moore comments,”…Shoulder buttons, triggers, analog sticks, d-pads… I mean, there’s a lot going on there when you compare it to the old Atari 2600 button and stick, which everybody could pick up and have some fun with. Clearly, I think the Wii is trying to get back to those days.”

Moore stated that he wants people who are intimidated by the ‘traditional’ game pad to try games, and says that Microsoft is “doing a lot of stuff there. Nothing that we’re ready to talk about, and we’re not going to force anything that is not going to be intuitive and innovative.