Xbox Chief Robbie Bach says MS no plans to compete with the PSP

Source: CIO Today

I saw something last week about Bill Gates saying they didnÂ’t intend to compete with the PSP. From this interview it appears they donÂ’t ever plan to have a portable gaming system (at least not for a few years.)

Q: When we talked here last year, Sony had just unveiled the PlayStation Portable, but you said Microsoft didn't have any plans for its own handheld game player. Now that you're further along with the next-generation Xbox, would you revisit that issue, and are you thinking about making a portable player?

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Bach: No, nothing's changed there. We're further along in the (console) development cycle, but we still haven't delivered a product yet, we still don't have our first Xbox 360 customer yet, so I think you're going to see us stay very focused.

Look, Sony has a really hard challenge. They have to go compete with Nintendo in the handheld space. That is going to be a very competitive space. And they have to go compete with us in the console space. And Lord knows, we think we're going to win there. They're going to have to fight a battle on two fronts, and we're going to stay very focused on making sure that Xbox 360 wins.

Source: CIO Today

I saw something last week about Bill Gates saying they didnÂ’t intend to compete with the PSP. From this interview it appears they donÂ’t ever plan to have a portable gaming system (at least not for a few years.)

Q: When we talked here last year, Sony had just unveiled the PlayStation Portable, but you said Microsoft didn't have any plans for its own handheld game player. Now that you're further along with the next-generation Xbox, would you revisit that issue, and are you thinking about making a portable player?

Microsft_xbox_360_cio

Bach: No, nothing's changed there. We're further along in the (console) development cycle, but we still haven't delivered a product yet, we still don't have our first Xbox 360 customer yet, so I think you're going to see us stay very focused.

Look, Sony has a really hard challenge. They have to go compete with Nintendo in the handheld space. That is going to be a very competitive space. And they have to go compete with us in the console space. And Lord knows, we think we're going to win there. They're going to have to fight a battle on two fronts, and we're going to stay very focused on making sure that Xbox 360 wins.

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