Former Xbox Exec Peter Moore: 'We Encouraged the Console Wars' to 'Challenge Each Other' - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2022 / 2,448 Views
Peter Moore, the former Xbox executive, speaking on the Front Office Sports podcast this week discussed his time at Xbox.
Moore said his Xbox team encouraged console wars, but not to create division and instead as a way to challenge each other. He was referring to Sony's PlayStation and not Nintendo.
"We encouraged the console wars, not to create division, but to challenge each other," said Moore via IGN. "And when I say each other I mean Microsoft and Sony. If Microsoft hadn't of stuck the course after the Xbox, after the Red Rings of Death, gaming would be a poorer place for it, you wouldn't have the competition you have today."
Moore joined Microsoft and the Xbox team in 2003 and left in 2007. He was responsible for the worldwide marketing and operations at Xbox, oversaw global game development and studio operations, and managed third-party publisher relations. Before Xbox he worked at Sega of America as President and COO and after he left Xbox he joined Electronic Arts, where he worked until 2017.
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.