Those with a PS3 may be thrilled with the major exclusives arriving in the last quarter of the calendar, but leave it to Aaron Greenberg to shrug the incoming threats off and keep his confidence on the Xbox 360. In his interview with Eurogamer, Microsoft's director of product management explains that there's no need for Microsoft to worry about the PS3 exclusives since they're very much in shape against the competition.
I think if you first look at this holiday, we shape up really well versus Sony, he said, specifying his reasons for saying so.
Sure they have Uncharted and Ratchet, but if you want to play Halo 3: ODST, Forza 3, Left 4 Dead 2 or the GTAIV exclusive games you are only going to find those on Xbox 360. Then you have to add all of the exciting offerings we are bringing to Xbox LIVE with Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm and instant-on HD movies in 1080p.
But of course if you look beyond this holiday you add in even more exclusives like Alan Wake, Mass Effect 2, Crackdown 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Halo: Reach and Project Natal. I truly believe Xbox 360 is uniquely positioned to deliver the leading games and entertainment experiences both today and tomorrow.
In any case, it all boils down to the games that you prefer. Which one turns out to be better will win it for its console and the gamers will ultimately be deciding which ones fly and which ones die on the shelves.
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