Greenberg: “Sony has a history of over-promising and under-delivering”

By Patrick Garratt
26 May 2008 11:43 GMT

Xbox’s director of product management, Aaron Greenberg, has issued another stinging assault on Sony, claiming the company has a history of not delivering on promises made to gaming to the gaming public and that the games trade has a responsibility to be “straight” with consumers.

Greenberg made headlines web-wide on May 9 after giving an interview in which he battered Sony over its PlayStation 3 business to date.

“I was basically expressing my frustration at a lot of specific things that they had promised over time,” he said, speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast.

“I think Sony has had a history of over-promising and under-delivering. [I was] just using actual facts of all the things that they had promised. I think I talked to some folks about this afterwards, but I think as an industry, we owe it to our customers to be straight with them. I think that some of the stuff we’ve talked about, while the reaction may not always be positive, we’re going to tell you… People just want you to be straight with them. We know titles slip, we know things happen, and there’s little we can do to control that, but if we promise something – I think as an industry – we need to start living up to our promises. As an organisation, i think Xbox has a pretty good track record of doing that.”

Listen to the full thing through the link. Aaron just can’t help himself.

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