Xbox’s Phil Spencer Praises Sony and Nintendo’s E3 Conferences: Competition “Keeps Raising the Bar”

on June 24, 2014 1:53 PM

Xbox Division head honcho Phil Spencer isn’t new to outings in favor of Microsft’s competitors at Sony and Nintendo, and he was very explicit about it in an interview on Gamertag Radio.

About Nintendo, he started by saying that he loved how they begun the show with the fighting scene, and how they didn’t take themselves too seriously.

They have such an amazing first party catalog, and over the years I think they’re the strongest first party out there with their IP and the characters that they have

it’s a little different not having a crowd that’s responding when they’re doing stuff, but I applaud them for trying to do something new

I think Sony had a nice show. There was a lot of content in there. They had games, they had their video stuff, they shown a couple different devices, I thought they did a nice job showing games and when they’re gonna come out. It’s a good time to be a gamer. We spent ninety minutes on games. We really focused on 2014, games that are coming out this year. There are alot of good games on Sony’s Platforms and a lot of good games on Nintendo’s platforms. It’s just a good time to be a gamer right now.

Competition is great. There’s no doubt about it. It’s good for us too. It keeps raising the bar.

Considering the flames we read every day between fans waving their consoles’ flags, it’s always refreshing to hear someone in Spencer’s position expressing the spirit that should truly animate us all.

Many don’t understand that wishing failure on the competition is ultimately self-damaging, and maybe some would really need to learn a lesson or two from those actually working on their favorite consoles.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.