Greenberg: Wii Customers May 'Graduate' To Xbox 360

Talking to Gamasutra as part of a larger interview to be posted in the near future, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg, director of product management for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, has been commenting on Microsoft's attempts to attract casual gamers, suggesting that Wii customers are "going to want to graduate to an Xbox 360 experience" over time.

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Silogon3693d ago

Who wouldn't want to graduate from the Wii? The wii blows and even the ps3 looks like a prime choice beside it.

Veryangryxbot3693d ago (Edited 3693d ago )

Ask yourself this. You are 16 years old. You are a gamer. You bought a wii. You are now tired of its games and want a real next gen console.

You have 2 options. 360 or PS3. Both of these consoles cost an arm and a leg for a 16 year old (what ever happened to summer jobs? Damn spoiled generation). Lets face it. Even at 400 bucks, thats a lot of dough for a 16 year old. But lets assume money isnt an issue. Lets assume that you actually found a summer job.

Which of the two will you pick? Obviously, the average joe will want a console that he can rely on for several years to come. He grew tired of his wii in a little over a year. He does not want to make the same mistake twice and want value for his money.

He will therefore pick the best of the two options. The choice is an obvious no brainer. One console is slick, reliable, futureproof, technologically superior, has many slick added features, comes with a Blu Ray player and has sick unrivalled Triple A games. A line up called "best line up ever seen". The other console is exactly the opposite and is known for its failure rates.

If you are not stupid, the answer is a no brainer. I cannot see how people can pick the inferior console over the superior console. If this would happen, than that must be one stupid moron. Ok, wait, there may be another explanation: one stupid AND POOR moron.

There is no other way to explain it.

And why waste money on an inferior console? Why, the difference is only like 70 bucks or something. For 70 bucks more, you save yourself countless nights of headaches cos your console broke down on you again and 2 years from now you wont have this huge regret because you realized that your console missed out on 70% of the BEST franchises gaming has to offer.

Why make such a huge mistake for a mere 70 bucks. To add to your troubles, you thought you saved up 70 bucks by getting the inferior console but then you realized you had to cough up 50 bucks a year for online services. Way to go "smart ass"! Haha.

In short, if you are money short and bought the inferior console, you would have only chosen a temporary solution. Because 2 years from, after realizing that 70% of the BEST franchises gaming has to offer only appears exclusively on the superior console, you would have to make a tough choice again. Spend money on the superior console (which you could have avoided if you bought the superior console IN THE FIRST PLACE) or miss out on the golden age of gaming. One will cause your wallet to get hurt, the other option you will regret for the rest of your life.

juuken3693d ago

Riding MS's c*ck lately aren't we?

thekingofMA3692d ago

while i agree that the ps3 is a much more reliable console...i think you're thinking incorrectly

if I'm a 16 year old male i don't think about that-MOST male teenagers like sports and shooters, and maybe some action or music games

no matter how technologically superior the ps3 is, the 16 year old would probably say "hey-the 360 has a lot of good games that i like (sports and shooters) and it's cheaper than the ps3-plus, i'm a manly man with big hands and need the 360 controller over the weak ps3 one."

okay, so the last part was a joke but i hope you see my point. btw-you must love random numbers huh? "70% of the best franchises"......really?

Veryangryxbot3692d ago (Edited 3692d ago )

If you are a 16 year old, you would have owned a PS2 before and you be someone who grew up on Playstation franchises like SOCOM, God of war, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo etc.

These games can only be found on PS3 exclusively. And if you are such a 16 year old, you would be about to jump into shooters, action, some role playing games, sport games etc. The very best of these games can only be found exclusively on one console. The 16 year old knows. The only reason why he might opt for a inferior console, is cash.

If cash is not a problem and the kid is not stupid, there is no reason AT ALL to own an inferior console with barely any exclusives worth having.

And yes, you are right, 70% of all the best exclusives is not correct. Its more like PS3 owns 80% of all the best franchises! Haha owned.

Seriously, you have what exactly?

Gears of war 2, Halo wars and flopble?

Thats it? Gears of war 2 and Halo wars not exclusive and going to PC.

Honestly you think that line up which is not even exclusive can save you? You must be delusional.

PS3 has the best games of every genre. From MMO, to racing, to stealth, to fighting, to RPGs, to casual, to action even shooters now with SOCOM, R2 and KZ2 heating up the plate. And Gears of war 3 will be on PS3 too mark my words.

So far 2008 is exactly like what people have been saying: SONY's YEAR. Because 2008 on 360 is fking depressing. While MGS4 stole the show and thats just the beginning.

This E3 Sony is going to STEAL THE SHOW again and you will cry just like last year.

Its almost pathetic how stupid fanboys like you are. Look, this is a 7+ year marathon ok. And just 2 years into the race, the 360 is looking mightily OUTDATED already. Why else would there be so much rumors about blu ray add ons and what not.

Go get a frikkin clue about reality ok. 360 is already dead and done.

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aaquib53693d ago

Wii owners want to play Wii Fit, and Mario Kart. Not Halo 3 and Gears of War.

Bnet3433693d ago

Wii owners want to play Banjo Kazooie

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Bnet3433693d ago (Edited 3693d ago )

Microsoft is not making the game, Rare is. Also, Nuts and Bolts is a spin off, its not BK3. They are just testing the franchise.

EDIT: All Gears maps are free now so it doesn't matter at this point, but I see what you are trying to say. Still, they aren't going to "mess it up"

EDIT 2: @Panthers , just wait for the game to come out. The concept may sound like crap, but you never know how good it is going to be until you play it.

aaquib53693d ago

But since Microsoft published it they decided to charge for DLC that Epic wanted to give away for free.

Panthers3693d ago

Thats a dumb way to test the franchise. If it is bad it will leave a bad taste in people mouth.

BattleAxe3693d ago (Edited 3693d ago )

Greenberg always has something stupid to say. That picture makes me want to punch him in the face :)

mistertwoturbo3692d ago

lol BattleAxe, I couldn't have agreed more. Me and my friend always makes fun of the Microsoft 4th grader pictures with the marble background and the "say cheese" smile.

Millah3692d ago

Lol Battleaxe, exactly what I was thinking. Everytime this Greenberg clown says something, he always proves how much of a moron he is. That stupid smile also makes me want to punch it.

Adamalicious3692d ago

Rare is wholly owned by Microsoft. Therefore Banjo is being made by Microsoft - Microsoft employees, Microsoft's money etc..

Testo3692d ago

If you have ever had the desire to punch this guy click on agree / disagree

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PoSTedUP3693d ago

the ps2 customers "will" graduate to the ps3 : P

MaximusPrime3693d ago

wii customer wants HD films plus games etc etc will turn to PS3.

xbox 360 offered .... urm.... games mostly crap games unsuitable for youngsters.

n00bzRtehgey3693d ago

oh noes!!!! think of the children!