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Bill Gates CES Interview


By hagrin - Posted on 05 August 2006

Engadget interviewed Bill Gates at CES on a myriad of topics including the Xbox360, his competition and HD DVD. Here is one excerpt from the interview:

Engadget: There were some shortages this holiday season (concerning Xbox 360 supply).

Bill Gates: The demand was phenomenal, and we did add Celestica as a third manufacturing partner. We think by the time we get to the 4.5 to 5.5 million unit level that the backlog won't be all that substantial. So obviously it's a good news situation, but we want to meet all the demand.

Well, I think that adding another manufacturing partner and the way Gates described the demand really convinces me that conspiracy theorists were wrong about intentional Xbox 360 shortages. Gates also states he hopes for 100 Xbox 360 titles by the end of 2006 (50 by June 2006). Read the rest of the article for a lot more information.