Nolan Bushnell Likes the Xbox360
Oh, and he is creating a new restaurant chain called uWink, where customers submit their own orders from touch-sensitive screens at the table, where they can also play games like poker or trivia. He said he saw an opportunity for a chain because no one was doing social gaming, gaming became violent and lost women gamers and then they became complex and long and lost the casual gamer.
Even if you only have a passing familiarity with the gaming industry, you?ve probably heard of Nolan Bushnell. Best known for founding and running gaming icon Atari and later the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant chain?which brought kids, pizza and video games together?Mr. Bushnell is the founder of more than twenty companies and a member of both the video game and consumer electronics association hall of fame.
I think Sony shot themselves in the foot? there is a high probability [they] will fail. The price point is probably unsustainable. For years and years Sony has been a very difficult company to deal with from a developer standpoint. They could get away with their arrogance and capriciousness because they had an installed base. They have also historically had horrible software tools. You compare that to the Xbox 360 with really great authoring tools [and] additional revenue streams from Xbox live? a first party developer would be an idiot to develop for Sony first and not the 360. People don?t buy hardware, they buy software. Source: Red Herring
He also said he thought that the PS and PS2 were accidental hits, and he wouldn’t be surprised if a year from now they were struggling to sell 1 million PS3′s.