No Internet? No Problem, Buy an Xbox 360 Instead of Xbox One Says Microsoft’s Mattrick
In one of the more bizarre moments from this year’s E3, Microsoft’s Xbox head, Don Mattrick, revealed the company does have an alternative in place for consumers eager to get an Xbox One, but without a reliable internet connection. It’s called an Xbox 360.
According to The Verge, Mattrick gave an interview on Spike TV prior to the Microsoft press event in which he laid out what made the Xbox One a compelling console, and a future-proof one at that. Of course, he also took that instant to level a blow against the Xbox One detractors claiming lack of internet availability would limit their opportunities for the next generation console.
“Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity, it’s called Xbox 360,” said Mattrick. “If you have zero access to the internet, that is an offline device.”
It’s a rather smug statement to make, and in light of events that followed, quite a damning statement in the eyes of consumers around the globe. Mattrick’s statements regarding online connectivity making the console better down the line might certainly hold true, but if everyone is buying Xbox 360s instead of Xbox Ones this holiday, that won’t really matter, will it?
You can watch the full interview below, and let us know your thoughts on Mattrick’s statements in the comments.