Saturday, December 20, 2008

What Xbox Wants to Be When It Grows Up - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

An interesting snapshot; see the full article for more details

This focus has certainly established the Xbox as a major gaming platform. The Xbox 360 is outselling the rival Sony PlayStation 3 by quite a bit since Microsoft dropped the entry level Xbox price to $199, half that of the PS3. The far more popular Nintendo Wii, which costs $249 — when you can find it — is outselling both of them. Still, the company is adding more family-friendly games to compete with Nintendo along with more casual games online.

The biggest expansion, however, is in video, taking advantage of the hardware that already provides a link between the Internet and the television. Xbox has already been offering pay-per-view movies and it recently announced a partnership to stream more films with Netflix.

What Xbox Wants to Be When It Grows Up - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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