The only true competition for Xbox 360 in Europe this Christmas is the Wii. Though Nintendo believes the new system will sell out this holiday, Thompson is only marginally concerned about the Wii's impact on sales of the 360. "It has the potential of taking consumers spend and wallet share away from us in general," Thompson admitted, "but at a product comparison level it's not competing with us at all. It's an innovative, low-definition product... People will make a clear decision as to whether they want that sort of product -- a kids toy -- or they want high-definition gaming and entertainment and all that it brings."[/I] Though this may be true, all that really matters is how consumers spend their money. Thompson's question about the validity of Blue-ray as a system seller holds equal merit to high-definition gaming in general. Can a standard-definition console lure gamers away from the prettier graphics of the Xbox 360? Thompson classified the Wii as a competitor "in so much as [it will] take consumers pounds and I'd like to have as many of those as I can." - IGN interview with Xbox executive Neil Thompson http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/745/745318p1.html Lets the outrage ensue.