Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Upgraded Version of Xbox 360 to Be Introduced by Microsoft - New York Times

More Xbox perspectives 

John Rodman, group product manager for the Xbox platform and Xbox Live, pointed to a recent Microsoft survey that revealed that nearly 40 percent of the time that Xbox 360 users spent with their consoles was for activities other than gaming.

Yet when it comes to gaming, Xbox 360 users are serious, Mr. Rodman says. Six out of 10 Xbox 360 users use Xbox Live, Microsoft’s online gaming service.

“We don’t feel like the Wii customer and the Xbox customer are the same thing,” he said. “We think that as soon as the Wii customer turns 14 they want something else.”

It'll be interesting to see if Sony comes out with its own Windows Home Server offering (WHS will have strong synergy with Xbox 360) -- or if it instead tries to compete on that platform form factor as well with its own software.

Source: Upgraded Version of Xbox 360 to Be Introduced by Microsoft - New York Times

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