With the just launched New Xbox Experience (check our NXE videos here) Xbox 360 fans received a lot of goodies and they have all the reasons to be excited. However, it appears that certain movies are not available and Sony is blamed for that, since the unavailable movies are from Sony’s subsidiaries. Could it be true?
Netflix’s Director Steve Swasey admitted to Team Xbox: “Today, titles regularly come in and out of license and there is a natural ebb and flow to what we have on license at any given point in time. In the case of Xbox 360, a few hundred titles are temporarily unavailable to be streamed via the Xbox game console.”
He did not mention any connection between Sony and the movies that are unavailable for now, but expressed hopes of them being made available to Xbox 360s shortly. But, even if Sony is blocking movies to get to the new Xbox experience via their subsidiary studios (Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), should be shocked with that. It is, after all, a matter of competition. With the fanboy wars going up the hill right now and the “hate” growing against the console of choice, I don’t see why any company should do anything to “fix” things. As long as we, the fans, don’t care, why should they?