The Xbox 360 era was a different moment in time, certainly for the Xbox brand where it still seemed hungry to make a name for itself. That hunger often spilled over into 'console wars'; basically, folks arguing over which console is best. While that fierce competition has eased somewhat in recent years (although not totally), back then, Xbox even encouraged it.

Former Exec Peter Moore recently touched on his Xbox days on a new 'My Other Passion' podcast episode. While the show focuses primarily on sport, Moore's other career field, the two did talk about Xbox, especially the 360 era when Moore was involved. He left us this little tidbit about how Xbox handled the debate between themselves and PlayStation:

"We encouraged the console wars, not to create division, but to challenge each other, and when I say each other I mean Microsoft and Sony. If Microsoft hadn't of stuck the course after the Xbox, after the red rings of death, gaming would be a poorer place for it, you wouldn't have the competition you have today."

So, while these days Phil Spencer is incredibly open about his love of the other gaming platforms, things were a lot different back then. Execs likely still enjoyed other systems, but being so public about that wasn't the norm.

What do you think of this admission? Was it the right move at the time? Let us know your thoughts!