It always pays to be confident, but it’s even better to be “very, very confident,” which is how Microsoft are feeling about their own Xbox 360 amidst the 2012 video game console war in the UK. Talking with CVG, Pawan Bhardwaj, product manager of Xbox Live, announced the following:
“The data we have is for the January to September period, but I can absolutely assure you that the Xbox 360 will be the best-selling console for the calendar year.”
Bold words from the gigantic company as we navigate the fourth quarter of a highly important year for gaming. Quizzed on the same subject matter, SCE UK boss Fergal Gara had this to say:
“If you look at the upcoming Christmas market, the Wii will be selling in very low volumes – it’s on its way out – and the Wii U will arrive, but it will bring in a relatively small number of early adopter consumers. We see ourselves well positioned for the casual market who won’t buy Wii U on day one. We’ve got a wow moment, we feel. I remember when people picked up the Wii controller for the first time, that was a big moment, it was a casual market breakthrough, but we thing we’ve got a casual market breakthrough as well with Wonderbook and the lowest priced PS3 yet.”
What are your own thoughts on the matter? Will the Xbox 360 prove triumphant, or have Microsoft made their minds up a little too early? Let us know in the comments section below.