E3 07: 360s don't even work, says Sony

We haven't had a good old console mud-slinging match in a while, but Sony marketing VP Peter Dille has taken it upon himself to let the world know just how he feels about Microsoft's Xbox 360.

"I don't want to be argumentative, but I take issue with Microsoft either having a long tail, or being profitable, because they've never done either. They've never made a dime in this business," Dille told Gamasutra.

"With the Xbox 360 you've got an inconsistent design, some have a hard drive, some don't, and none of them have Blu-ray, and the HD-DVD will be out of business in a matter of months. Is this a 10 year product?"

He continued, "And by the way it doesn't even work. Do they want to be selling it for 10 years and refurbishing them all for 10 more years? I don't think that's a 10 year product. You could disagree with me, or they could disagree with me, but I'd put that up against the PS3 any day."

Earlier this month Microsoftextendedits console warranty to three years, so the company is at least taking measures to solve its self-admitted manufacturing problems.

"Frankly, we've not been doing a good enough job," said Microsoft's Peter Moore.

Go on Microsoft, take on Sony's non-rumbling control pads. We like a good fight.

July 13, 2007