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Microsoft responds to Sony launch plans

Yesterday, Neil Thompson, head honcho of Xbox UK, pounced on the opportunity to twist the knife in Sony's already festering PR wound (watch out, it could be gangrenous!). Dissing both Sony's choice of Blu-ray and their failure to execute a worldwide launch, he said:

"We know how challenging it is to pull off a global launch, so it's not surprising that Sony has backed away from their previously announced launch plan, due to the unproven technology they are trying to pack in to their console."

Not content with a solitary jab, Thompson followed up with a nice punch in the gut:

"Europe remains a priority for us. That is why gamers have been able to experience Xbox 360 from day one, and why we're confident we're going to have a great Christmas - regardless of what competitors are or are not in the market"

Translation: Only one company really loves you, Europe, and that's Microsoft! Any Euope folk care to comment? (And, just to be fair, the 360 worldwide launch wasn't exactly simultaneous.)

[Via QJ]

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