Microsoft believes its Xbox 360 is the perfect upgrade choice for current Nintendo Wii owners who aren’t so interested in the upcoming Wii U, at least according to its General Manager of Product Marketing, Matt Barlow.
Nintendo is getting ready to debut the Wii U
this month all around the world and you can bet that the company wants as many Wii owners to upgrade to the new home console as soon as possible.
Even so, Microsoft itself hopes that Wii users will decide to switch sides and get a Xbox 360 if they want a high definition entertainment experience.
"I think this holiday season is an amazing jump off for all those people who may have been interested in the Wii and now want to be interested in high definition gaming," Microsoft’s Matt Burlow told GamesIndustry
. "I can't think of a better console for them to choose than one that has the most games available, the highest rated games available, than the Xbox 360 platform."
Burlow adds that the Xbox 360, with its lower price for bundles
, its bigger games portfolio, and the array of entertainment services, will provide a better experience than the Wii U.
"And when you look at the alternative experiences that we're going to bring with SmartGlass, the entertainment providers that we're bringing on board, with sports and music and movies and TV, and then if you think about those preeminent bestselling blockbuster games that they're going to want to play - Halo, Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, Forza, Nike+ Kinect Fitness - they either play first or they play best on Xbox 360 and nowhere else," Burlow continued.
"Like I said, jump off is great and we like the way we're positioned to pick those customers up. They really should consider an Xbox 360 if they're looking for the best high definition gaming and entertainment platform."
While the Wii U definitely starts at a disadvantage in front of the Xbox 360 or PS3, which have both been around for many years, it seems that quite a lot of people are looking forward to the new home console, based on current pre-order figures.