Speaking with Gamasutra, Shane Kim, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, is nothing but smiles when it comes to discussing the competition. Kim speaks openly about Sony's mistakes involving the Playstation 3 and notes that these mistakes have had a positive effect on the Xbox 360. Kim states that he's more confident in Microsoft's position now than he was when the system launched, noting that Microsoft has already shipped 10 million 360s, garnered 6 million Live customers, and will have 320 Xbox 360 titles by the end of the year.
Kim states that Microsoft is leading the games industry and that the Xbox 360 has the best exclusive content. He notes, however, that Sony helped Microsoft along the way: "Sony has helped us with their own missteps, and I'd be foolish not to say that it's not helping us." Double negatives aside, we think we get the gist of Shane's comment.
Concerning Nintendo, Kim lauds the Wii's success and is glad to see Nintendo bring more gamers into the industry, nothing that he believes "it's Nintendo and Microsoft that are really generating the excitement for the industry." Kim doesn't see Nintendo as a direct competitor, but admits that Sony and Microsoft both have to woo the demographic that Nintendo has captured with the Wii.
Expect to see the rest of Kim's interview later this week.