“Sony Doesn’t Care About Move” – MS Exec

Paul Naber, Microsoft’s Dutch Exec and former Sony employee, has gone on a scathing attack of PlayStation Move and Sony in general. Not only is the technology what he (and others perhaps, it’s a new term to us) calls “fud”, the Microsoft executive doesn’t believe Sony are wholeheartedly behind their own product. He states:

“I’m convinced that Move for Sony is, what we call, fudding. Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt. They don’t give a shit about Move, but it takes the wind out of Kinect’s sails, or it could. Exactly the same as we did with HDDVD and Blu-Ray. When people are unsure of a new technology, they won’t get on board. And that doesn’t bother them as far as Move is concerned, because they don’t care about it anyway.”

Naber also calls out Sony’s decision to enter the motion market as a reactionary response to Microsoft’s Kinect.

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“I still think their response, last year, was ‘Oh shit, Microsoft is onto something, we have to pull something out of the cupboard quickly, let’s get developers up there with even stranger lollipops!’ But if you look at how far along they are, what kind of support they have and things like that… They’re launching in September with how many titles? I think it’s too vague for words.”

If this all seems like biased company allegiance, it’s important to note that Naber worked at Sony for a number of years, and one would assume be privy to how the company as a whole operates. Naber is also convinced that Microsoft are doing a better job of supporting retailers in the Netherlands when it comes to Kinect than Sony are with rival product Move. He continues:

“I’ve worked there [at Sony] for five years! I know what they do! Dropping the price even though there’s no stock, why? Because you know your competitor will stop selling. They are really good at that, at Fudding. The future will tell if Sony is serious about Move or that they really use as FUD. To date, the retailers in NL talk enormously about our strategic approach to Kinect and they’re, like, surprised at the complete lack of any story whatsoever from Sony about Move. They have a folder containing five titles and a release date and that’s it.”

Naber goes on to state that these are his personal opinions and do not reflect the position of his employer.

“Everything I said I said out of personal conviction and not as [an] Xbox boss. My PR lady kill me when she hears what I have said.”

You think? Expect a Sony rebuttal in five … four … three …

Source: Bashers via Spong.

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88 Comments

  1. breaking news ex employee is told by mircosoft to slag off sony and noone gives a damm

  2. If he thinks Sony did a poor job in the NL, then maybe that’s because as a Sony employee he himself did a poor job in the NL? Which means he’s not going to do any better at The Soft.

  3. breaking news mircosoft are liars and have scooped very low. it’s the browser and europe they don’t care about

  4. I’m not seeing what this guy is saying, if sony really is fudding move, they still done a bang up job of getting together a pretty awesome peripheral, and even some awesome launch games for it. patching previous titles too.

    The level of support for variety of games just isnt there fundamental due to the nature of natal for microsoft and they seem to be supporting it even less than sony is. With just eyetoy, not even eye derivatives.

  5. Microsoft are shit at having a good image to hardcore gamers.

  6. Looks like MS is already realising Kinect is gonna be one huge failure (in a year all naive XBOX-owners will be able to set their Kinect in the closet next to their HDDVD-readers and RROD XBOXes to gather dust).

    Oh, and according to Mr. Naber (what a name) it’s all Sony’s fault as they were to afraid to join them into this “revolutionary” technology. Right.

    I know one thing though. I’m gonna enjoy seeing Kinect crash and burn.

  7. coincidence. I don’t care about move or MS kinect either.

  8. How can he call Move vague when there’s so little known about Kinect other than the sales division for it can’t spell

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