Microsoft CEO: Xbox Live is ‘going gangbusters’

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has singled out the firm’s Xbox business as its one recent “unqualified success”.

Despite some negative questioning in today’s San Jose Mercury News interview, Ballmer remained positive – saying that Xbox Live in particular was “going gangbusters”.

Ballmer called 360 a “home run” before sticking up for the recent price cuts.

The Mercury asked: ‘360’s been overtaken by the Wii. The PS3 is starting to catch up. You cut the price on it, which some might say is an indication you have run out of ideas to boost sales.’

Ballmer replied: “That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard anybody say.”

He added: “Price is not something you discuss externally. Nobody ever does. So, whether we were planning on cutting price the next day or in six months or a year, we're not going to discuss price changes.

“If you ask me, Xbox Live is going gangbusters. The console is selling well.”

To read the full interview, click here.

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