Roger Smith (Roger Smith), Technical Director of the U.S. Army, argues that recent U.S. military contacted Microsoft on the purchase of large batches of Xbox 360 to use as teaching aids for the soldiers, but the manufacturer refused to sell the armed forces of the console for this purpose.
Smith said that Microsoft did not want to sell the game console war, because she is afraid for his reputation and did not want to be associated with actual violence. Microsoft does not want parents to avoid buying the console, seeing the real parallels virtual violence. If you believe Smith said, Microsoft was also concerned about sabotage product as a whole, as well as mass selling Xbox 360 in military units will create a shortage of market supply, in addition, the Army would need only one game for each console.
Microsoft is not alone in this matter, and Smith notes that the military tried to get the console for educational purposes also from companies Nintendo and Sony, but questions of licensing and certification have led negotiations to a standstill. "Neither Microsoft, or Nintendo, or Sony cannot provide coherent response. The answers were not so unfriendly or unhelpful, as uncomprehending", ─ "Smith said.
"Our initial enthusiasm from the novelty of the Xbox and XNA cold", ─ "Smith said. ─ "At present we have no active or proposed projects or developments involving the use of one of these products for military simulation. I would be happy to resume these discussions, if Microsoft was interested in selling these products to our community."