Microsoft Exec Does Not Like the PS3 | PS3Blog.net
Microsoft exec Aaron Greenberg extensively bashes the PS3 in an interview with Gamasutra. OK, big surprise, right? Microsoft dislikes a direct competitor.
It’s usually wisest to ignore this kind of flame bait. In the past, I’ve criticized the media for interpreting Sony’s outdated PR training as arrogance, and I’ve later critized the new (but better) faux-humble approach for being superficial and disgenuine. Video gaming is about the games, the craft that goes into them, and the enjoyment and stimulation that comes out of them.
But this is just so over the top, it’s impossible to not have a reaction. This guy is like a comic book villain that makes you want to root for his downfall.
Greenberg really did say that the PS3 business is hemorrhaging at retail. That quote isn’t even taken out of context at all; the entire interview is just complete PlayStation bashing. And this guy has really built a reputation for this kind of outrageous commentary. Remember the upscaling nonsense that he started? Or remember him accusing Sony of “snowing” consumers and the press?