Peter Moore (Still) High On Wii and 360

Microsoft’s Peter Moore heaped more praise on Nintendo’s Wii, continued his high hopes for the 360 and rather tepid remarks regarding the PlayStation Network, and his optimism over the continued success of Gears of War in Japan, according to statements made to IGN. Moore said that the he was a "big fan" of what Nintendo has done with the Wii and that the console’s innovation "ties in exactly with what Nintendo needs to do. And it ties directly into their strong intellectual property that is more youth oriented and more family oriented."

He thinks that the Xbox 360, while enjoying a vast audience of gamers who have been drawn to Xbox Live because of Gears of War, must continue to also try to cater to other segment of the gaming community that does not fall into this specific range of gaming.

"A lot of people love to play Gears of War, but a lot of people would just love to download content. We need to be cognizant that there are different consumers that have different needs for Xbox Live and we continue to evolve the service accordingly." He continued this thought to emphasize the superiority of Microsoft’s online service to that of there competitors. "It is a huge advantage for us. I think that is very difficult for Sony and Nintendo to catch up with right now."

Moore considered the PlayStation Network as a work in transition. "[They’re] still trying to get it up to speed and there’s nothing really there that I can really point to that I wish we had."

Gears of War recently made the top ten games sale list on Japanese website Media Create, and Moore had more to say about the promising success of Gears in that country. "I think we need to continue to be a competitor as aggressively as we have been since the day we launched [in Japan]. Seeing Gears of War as one of the top ten selling games in Japan… is vindication of a company that understand what it needs to stick to the task. I think we are seeing progress in Japan… I think we feel real good about our ability to compete and compete aggressively in the Japanese market."


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