Xbox's quest to become the console of choice for families will be given a huge boost by becoming the first system to offer a library of 1,000 games this summer.
That's according to Xbox VP for Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Europe Chris Lewis, who this week told MCV that Xbox Live will be a key weapon in tempting mainstream consumers away from PS3 and Nintendo's Wii in the coming months.
"We'll have north of 1,000 games on 360 by the summer, across Live and boxed product," VP of Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Europe Chris Lewis told MCV.
"Titles such as our sports games, Scene It! and Guitar Hero – which has become a preferential experience on Xbox 360 – has already proved that, and we have lot more coming in that space this year.
Lewis also reiterated Microsoft's dedication to the family audience with its Xbox Live service.
The number of people that have signed up to the Live service so far is testament to the fact that there are a broad spectrum of consumers enjoying the service,” he added.
That can only grow as we expand the likes of Live Arcade and Live Video Store. We're listening hard to what casual consumers want as you see us release more and more content that appeals to a broad audience.”