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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Xbox One: Who Cares How It Stacks Up?

When it comes time to talk about the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One, many people don’t even care about the details. Instead, all they want to know is when this gaming console is going to make its way to market. While this is expected sometime during the month of November, it is only natural for people to continually compare the upcoming console to the competition.

It is easy to believe that Microsoft executives would enjoy talking about the Xbox One and how it is going to be better than anything that the competition, such as Sony and Nintendo, have to offer. But guess what? This is not the case across the board.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)In fact, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s head of Xbox product planning has openly admitted that he doesn’t care about the competition, more specifically the PS4 from Sony.

Albert Penello has made it clear that he only cares about his product and what it brings to the table. If you don’t believe this to be true, we can get all the information we need from Penello via his recent interview with OXM.

Here is just a small bit of what he had to say:

“The problem is that Sony decided to go out and publish a bunch of numbers, which are in some ways meaningless. Because this isn’t like 1990, when it was 16-bit versus 32-bit.”

To a certain degree, you have to agree with what Penello says here. That being said, this is 2013 and people are going to compare one gaming console to the next. The same holds true in many other markets.

Moving on, he added even more:

“For me, I’d rather not even have the conversation, because it’s not going to matter/ The box is going to be awesome. The games are going to be awesome. I heard this exact same argument last generation and it’s a pointless argument, because people are debating things which they don’t know about. They’re not [head silicon engineer] Nick Baker or [corporate vice president of IEB hardware Todd Holmdahl], and I’m not [lead PS4 architect] Mark Cerny, so why are we having this discussion?”

Not only is Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s head of Xbox product planning adamant in not wanting to have this conversation, he really pushes out the point that it is not even worth talking about from where he stands.

Penello has the right to say what he wants, but let’s be honest: everybody is looking forward to comparing the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One and Sony PS4.

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