Microsoft: Xbox 360 Too Will Last For A Decade

Microsoft: Xbox 360 Too Will Last For A Decade

In an interview with MSNBC, Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business unit senior vice president, Don Mattrick claimed that Xbox 360 is the best console yet and that it can live on for a decade, just like Playstation 2.

"Of course, I'm biased, given the role that I'm in",said Don Mattrick. "But if I really think about it using my consumer instincts and the experience that I've had, this is the best blend of performance, price, online and games â€" by far."

"On a price-per-value basis, I think we win... relative to Sony and Nintendo", he added.

" If you look at our quality ratings, there [are] more 85-plus rated games on Xbox 360, by a long shot, when you compare it with PlayStation 3 and Wii."

When asked about Playstation 3's 10 years expected shelf life, Mattrick said that Xbox 360 "definitely has the potential to have a similar shelf life." ... "We're at a point now where we're eight years in, and there's more resources, more third-party support, more retail support and more consumer support. And it's very probable that this will be a longer life cycle."