Who needs to pretend. Did you actually read the whole interview. Do you know the question that was asked and what he was answering. In other words, you took a quote, without actually understanding the complete context or question asked and formed an opinion. This is what I am talking about, and I see it all the time. You state he is attacking Sony, or is he just giving his opinion on what he like and dislike based on the question asked. You made a statement and formed an opinion that was different then what Phil actually said concerning a topic. When the text did not line up with what you thought, you then massaged it to your opinion which is still not correct. The thing is, Phil did not say what you stated and it still doesn't play with your opinion.
Let me ask you as question, what does PR actually means to you. When Phil takes an interview and answer a question, how do you view his statements. Is the weight of his answers whether correct or incorrect weigh more than lets say someone like Major Nelson. So when you say his statements is PR, exactly what are you trying to say. Of course any statements made are public relations, the question is the weight of those statements and who they come from. Coming from someone who is doing QA in MS compared to the head of the division is totally different.
Yes I read it and it was discussed to death on a dedicated thread at the time.
Regarding what is PR, what he says hold the most weight regarding Xbox except perhaps something said directly by Satya or official signed document from MS.
Since he is in the lead of the whole division what he put as his opinions and strategies are what theoretically he is steering the department or at least would like to. So it would be naive to think that something he says publicly, be it his tweeter or an interview, haven't been thought and constructed to serve his purposes at the leadership of Xbox. If something he said was wrongly taken or he confused himself (can happen) a formal communication stating that would be necessary.
It would be amateur on his part if he would talk things that would damage Xbox or is his internal thoughts that aren't related to how he wants Xbox to be seem.
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Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."