Xbox is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, and as part of this, it's held a panel hosted by the former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé.
While Reggie was technically there to guide the discussion of some of Xbox's pioneers, he also shared his own thoughts about how far the Xbox brand had come in 20 years - praising it for playing its part in the industry's development.
"The moment in time of the launch, the moment in time now, 20 years later, the industry is better because of the Xbox launch, I passionately believe that. And the fact that there are all of these companies making all of this wonderful content, the ecosystem is so robust, Xbox is a big part of that."
Reggie even spoke about his own memories of the system, reflecting on how his son (who was an avid gamer) got them on board with the original Xbox and Halo: Combat Evolved.
"When Xbox launched, I wasn't in the industry, I was a consumer - I was that prototypical consumer that had a PS2 in my house already, I had an N64, I was thinking about a GameCube but I actually didn't buy a GameCube until I was already part of Nintendo...but my son, an avid gamer, was the one saying we need to check out this Xbox thing... and the driver was Halo, and that experience is what got the original Xbox into my house with that big old controller. That is my Xbox memory from the very beginning."
It's great to see Reggie praising Xbox and acknowledging its contributions to the industry over the past 20 years. It's also interesting to hear about his own experiences with the brand from the beginning.
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