The interview of the year
Man, N'Gai Croal is so my hero now. He did a fantastic interview with Electronic Arts CEO Larry Probst and asks the tough questions about PS3 shipment problems, developing for the Wii, EA's infamous microtransactions and why the PSP sucks eggs (my wording entirely).
You know it's going to be a good interview when you get this right off the bat:
Here's my first question. PS3 is supply constrained and will likely remain so until early 2008. 360 demand is--
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Early 2008?
You don't think so?
I don't think they'll be supply constrained that long. You think all through 2007 they'll be supply constrained?
And then later, there's this:
You really ought to read the whole thing. Part One is here. Part two and three can be found here and here.
Universal Music Group, the largest record label in the world, gets a dollar in royalty from every Zune digital media player that Microsoft sells, in addition to the lion's share of revenue from every one of its songs--
Wait a minute. They get a dollar for every Zune?
Do all of the music companies have that deal?
As far as I know, it's just Universal Music Group.
Why do they get that?That's a good question for Microsoft.