Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has chosen Microsoft to emerge victorious against Sony in the next-generation console race. Speaking on GameTrailers‘ Rollin’ With Nolan, the industry veteran claimed Sony will be held back by “lame” and difficult-to-understand software tools.
Bushnell argued that it is software that drives hardware sales and that Microsoft will outperform Sony in this department, thus dominating the next-generation console market.
“Microsoft, because of their strong software tools, will end up with much better products sooner [and] easier, in my estimation,” Bushnell said. “And with that, I think will be an advantage. And also don’t forget, Microsoft actually has so much money to defend this. Plus, they have a good infrastructure with the [Xbox Live Arcade], with their online world.”
Bushnell also cited Sony’s online presence as a weakness. He said the company “really needs to get their action together” to fix their “god awful” online infrastructure.
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