Microsoft not winning any PR awards this year.
By Tim Colwill on June 12, 2013 at 4:45 pm
In an interview given prior to Microsoft’s E3 conference, the company’s Xbox bigwig Don Mattrick claimed that gamers without reliable internet for an Xbox One should just get an Xbox 360 instead.
“Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity, said Mattrick to GameTrailers. “It’s called Xbox 360.”
In the same interview, Mattrick said that mandatory internet connections wouldn’t be a problem for the majority of users.
“The average internet connection is working the majority of the day,” he said. “People are imagining that it isn’t… It’s change. There was a point in time when people would say all I want my phone to do is make a phonecall.”
If you’re not convinced by the Xbox One, that might be because you haven’t tried it. “Until you use it,” he said, “it’s really hard to understand what all the advantages are.”