Major Nelson Thinks It’s Great to Have Two Solid Console Launches, Cares About Both Being Healthy

on December 14, 2013 4:23 PM

While the console war rages with jabs going back and forth between the PS4 and Xbox One supporters, there are executives that look at the bigger picture and apparently look at how good this kind of situation is for the industry and the consumer. Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb is one of them.

Yesterday he posted on Reddit, responding to a post on the Xbox One selling 909,132 units in November, and stating that it’s great that both consoles had such a solid launch:

It’s great to have two solid console launches this year..isn’t it?

He also explained on NeoGaf that he cares about the industry having two healthy platforms for consumers to choose from, while responding to a rather colorful post by one of the users.

I was the first to congratulate them on their launch last month”…12999043538944

And I recognized that both new platforms are off to a good start:…74556712566784

So while I may not agree with the colorful metaphor you use above, I do care that the industry has two healthy platforms for consumers to choose from.

If you want to know what the “colorful metaphor” is, you’ll have to go check it out for yourself, because I don’t think I can repeat it here…

Hryb even mentioned on twitter that both platforms are off to a great start:


It’s always good to see executives from Microsoft or Sony expressing this kind of concepts. It would be nice if the fans followed their lead of course, but that would require a perfect world, and unfortunately we don’t live in one.

 /  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.