Sure Microsoft’s recent Xbox Live issues ticked off a bunch of new Xbox 360 owners and led to the company promising to hand out a free game down the line, but it was really just a hiccup says Bill Gates in a recent interview with sister site Gizmodo.
Actually we’re not entirely sure what he says. He seems to start speaking tongues halfway into his whole reliability-issue-was-a-hiccup comment. He says something about downloading curve, or something about him, or maybe he mentions peanuts, it’s hard to say. But he definitely does call the Live reliability issue a hiccup. Can anyone else make sense of the full comment? Maybe he’s spilling some beans about why Live was out. This is what I got:
Xbox live, which was immensely risky, we hadn’t been in the hardware business. We even had a hiccup in terms of ahhhhh… me not downloading curve… on that one reliability issue we ran into it. But Xbox alone has been fantastic success. A huge asset for the company.
BIll Gates Explains the Difference Between Microsoft and Apple [Gizmodo]