Microsoft: Economic Slowdown Is Good News

Microsoft: Economic Slowdown Is Good News

Facing financial troubles might be the best way to enjoy Christmas, or at least that's what Microsoft implied.

"British families are set to spend more quality time together than in the last ten years this Christmas, as the economic downturn drives more families to stay at home and enjoy entertainment together," says Microsoft.

Microsoft surveyed more than 1000 person in order to reach the aforementioned conclusion. Microsoft's poll revealed that British families are looking for "an all singing, dancing, movie and game playing experience like that offered by Xbox 360."

"These trends show that providing both a broad experience and value to consumers with Xbox 360 is in line with consumer sentiment," said Neil Thompson, Northern Europe's director of Microsoft's entertainment division.

"Our trend research shows that families are looking for gifts that keep on giving throughout the year," he added. "At an entry-level ERP of £129.99, Xbox 360 offers an amazing experience for the whole family, so with the constant rise in other entertainment based activities such as going to the cinema, concerts and football games, it's clear Xbox 360 offers great entertainment value for families"

Whether Xbox 360 delivers a better family experience than Wii is open to debate, but do you really believe that moms and dads prefer it?