PS3 Labelled ‘Disaster’ By Microsoft

When speaking to GamesIndustry.biz at the ongoing CES Peter Moore along with Chris Satchell – both of which a big wigs at Microsoft – have attacked Sony hitting out with many cruel – but most likely well thought out phrases – to get a little bit more hype behind the Xbox 360. Firstly they branded the company’s newly-launched console a “disaster” and followed up by saying the company lacks the talent or the “DNA” to ever deliver a suitable online console service for consumers.

Moore then went on a full assault saying “It’s going to take [Sony] a couple of years to get up to speed on this, and I’m not sure that they necessarily have the talent, or it’s built into who they are as a company. They’re struggling with some of their hardware issues, and apparently they’re going to deliver another five million in the next 90 days. But this business is about hardware, software and services now. And the consumer expects that.

He continued “It’s taken a company like Microsoft four solid years to get where we are today – the richness of the experience, the consistency of the experience, constantly updating features and making it feel fresh – and we’re a software company and this is a software plane. It is not in Sony’s DNA to be able to get that up and running from zero.

Satchell then continued “If I wanted to make my online service better, and I wanted to give [Sony] a little piece of advice, it would be to copy Xbox Live a little more closely. My honest opinion is that it’s pretty much a disaster. They keep saying that they have a free service. Well, if they don’t have anything, of course it’s free. And you know what: what’s free about $600?