Engadget reports Microsoft just had an "let them eat cake" moment. In an interview, Xbox chief Don Mattrick responded to the backlash over the Xbox One requiring an Internet connecting by pointing out that "we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called Xbox 360.":
MATTRICK: "Some of the advantages that you get, of having, a box that is designed to use an online state, so, that, uh, to me is the future-proof choice, and I think people, could've arguably gone the other way if we didn't do it and fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called Xbox 360."
KEIGHLEY: "Right, so stick with 360, that's your message if you don't [inaudible] like it?"
MATTRICK: "Well, if you have zero access to the internet, that is an offline device, I mean, seriously, when I read the blogs, and thought about who's really the most impacted, there was a person who said 'hey, I'm on a nuclear sub,' and I don't even know what it means to be on a nuclear sub but I've gotta imagine it's not easy to get an internet connection."
KEIGHLEY: "[inaudible] playing call of duty multiplayer"
MATTRICK: "Hey, I can empathize, if I was on a nuclear sub, I'd be disappointed."