Ballmer Says Xbox Isn’t A Gaming Machine

Steve Ballmer says that the Xbox isn’t a gaming machine… Seriously? True, you can do so much with an Xbox: Netflix, Hulu, Facebook, chat and tons more. However, I look at it first and foremost a gaming machine. I really can’t imagine someone buying an Xbox 360 just for the media aspect. The PS3 used to be the best, lowest cost Blu-ray player out there, which made it something more and gave reason to buy it for something other than gaming, but not the Xbox. Sorry, Steve. It’s a gaming machine.

Q: You sold 8 million Kinects over the holidays, more than you expected. What differentiates it from other gaming consoles on the market?

A: Xbox isn’t a gaming console. Xbox is a family entertainment center. It’s a place to socialize. It’s a place to watch TV. We have Hulu coming. It’s the only system where you are the controller. Your voice, your gestures, your body.

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