Archive for Don Mattrick

E3 2009: Xbox 360 Sells 30 Million Worldwide

Posted in E3 2009, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on May 28, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Microsoft’s announced the 30 million unit mark has been reached for the Xbox 360 worldwide.

The news comes just 4 days before their E3 press conference on Monday, where vice president of interactive business, Don Mattrick promises:

Our news at E3 next week will underscore our commitment to bringing blockbuster entertainment experiences to everyone and to growing the Xbox entertainment brand globally.

We’ll hold you to that, Donny boy. Catch the PR after the jump.

We’re livetexing the MS conference on Monday, join us from 4pm BST.

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Xbox 360 Gets Price Cut in US

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Japan got it and now the US has it, question is will Europe get it?

Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox 360 will receive a price cut in the US as of tomorrow (September 5th) with all SKU’s getting a $50 price cut.

It now means that the Xbox 360, in the US at least, is the first console this gen to go under the $200 mark (I wonder if any of the consoles will do a GameCube and slash dramatically to £80 XD)

The SKU’s are priced as of tomorrow:

Xbox 360 Arcade – $199
Xbox 360 (60GB) – $299
Xbox 360 Elite – $399

Full press release after the jump with Bigmouth Don Mattick’s two cents on it as well.

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Don Mattrick: The Great Bigmouth – “Bungie Were Laughing”, Bungie: “We Werent Laughing”

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on July 24, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Don Mattrick.

What a guy apparently. Cool, calm and like a cuecumber…but also cocky and the biggest loudmouth ever? Since he took over Peter Moore’s job last year as Head of Xbox, he’s kept a low spotlight (Giving John Schepart the GDC keynote) until E3 when he made his first public appearence since taking the job last August.

He boldly claimed that the Xbox 360 will at least beat the PLAYSTATION 3 this generation (Despite the fact the PS3 has overtaken the Xbox 360 in Europe and that since the start of the year, the PS3 has been outselling the 360 in America), took part in a very bad live demo of the very bad “You’re in the Movies” and of course, he was as cocky as you like, giving two thumbs up on stage when Yuichi Wada of Square Enix came out to unveil Final Fantasy XIII for the Xbox 360 (As seen here)

But today, in a interview published by Eurogamer, Mattrick states that the 360 will still sellout the PS3 this gen. He also claims that when they cut the new Halo game out of the MS E3 Press Conference, Head of Bungie, Harold Ryan, was laughing.

Hit the jump to hear more of our good friend, Don Mattrick.

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