Microsoft: Steam Box Is Small Fry Compared To Xbox
When asked if he believes that Valve's Steam Box would compete with Microsoft's Xbox business, Microsoft's president of Interactive Entertainment Business, Don Mattrick's answer was a simple and decisive "No."
It all comes down to simple mathematics, Mattrick believes. Regardless of Steam Box capabilities or innovations, Valve is not big enough to push around hundreds of thousands of units each month and on a worldwide scale.
Mattrick explained that, while he "loves Gabe" and Valve for "doing some innovative stuff," he remains confident that "The scale of products and things that are being brought to market are probably a little bit richer when I look at Sony, Nintendo, Apple, and Google."