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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Microsoft sees Xbox 360 in driver's seat

Microsoft sees Xbox 360 in driver's seat

"'Our view is basically we've got a Ferrari, they've got a Ferrari,' Gates said in a question-and-answer session at Thursday's meeting with financial analysts. 'Our Ferrari is leaving the starting line substantially before their Ferrari is, and in most races that's a very nice thing.'

Microsoft's Xbox 360 is due to go on sale this holiday season in the United States, Europe and Japan. Meanwhile, Sony's PlayStation 3, with its powerful Cell processor, is slated to arrive next spring.

Gates noted that the last time around Microsoft was beaten to the punch and said overall sales suffered as a result.

'We tried it the other way last time,' Gates said." [more]

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