Zuckerberg calls Xbox and Nintendo 'the last generation of games'

Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook

Of course the founder of the world's largest social network is going to be behind social gaming, but what he had to say recently about traditional gaming was surprisingly specific. When asked about the future of social networking on the site's new Facebook Questions feature, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "The last generation of games was played on Xbox and Nintendo, but many more people now play social games with their friends online."

We find this statement rather out of place when it was rumored recently that Zuckerberg "hated" the games from Zynga and Playfish, calling them "spam machines" rather than enjoyable games. Has he finally given in?

Not to mention Facebook has a huge presence on Xbox Live through Facebook integration (you can access the network on your Xbox, for crying out loud!). Even Nintendo's DSi can access Facebook connectivity, allowing players to take photos and upload them to the network.

One could argue even that services like Xbox Live and--err, whatever Nintendo is up to over there--are social networks by nature. Does he mean to say that these services will be inadequate in the future?

While we're sure Zuckerberg wasn't directly attacking neither Microsoft nor Nintendo when he made the comment, what might this mean for future iterations of Facebook on Nintendo and Microsoft game devices?

[Via Forbes]

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