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MS boss bigs up Nintendo

Massive props for Rev controller.

Xbox VP Peter Moore may be less than impressed with Sony's next-gen efforts, but he's full of praise for fellow rival Nintendo.

Speaking to our sister site GamesIndustry.biz at the Tokyo Game Show, Moore said: "I want to give kudos for Nintendo for its attempt at innovation with the new controller."

He added that the new device would "bring people in that, as Iwata-san said, are either lapsed gamers or gamers that are intimidated by the complexity of the controller.

"I would argue very vehemently that what we're building into the console for digital entertainment is something that has a huge attraction to people that pure gaming experiences don't."

Moore then revealed that Microsoft is also looking into ways to make games on its platforms more simple and approachable, while still retaining a level of complexity that makes them difficult to master.

"We need to grow as an industry," he concluded. "Having a simplified controller is one tactic in what is a larger strategic battle we need to face to grow this business."

To read the full interview and find out what more about the next generation of Xbox Live, the possibility of downloadable content and what Moore's wife thinks of his new toy, visit GamesIndustry.biz.

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