Microsoft 'insider' responds to PS4 - Report

A "Microsoft insider" speaking to CVG has responded to Sony's next-generation tease. This unnamed person said future platform supremacy will be awarded to the company with the most substance, not the most flash.

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Dylila2143d ago ShowReplies(18)
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bicfitness2143d ago (Edited 2143d ago )

The irony in MS accusing anyone of "flash" over substance. From the folks that brought us a Cirque Du Soleil performance with a completely fake Star Wars demo playing on screen, while a bewildered audience in raincoats (did we forgot that? raincoats wtf) watched on. Oh and should we talk about the pink elephant in the room? Milo anyone? MS are the masters of illusion and marketing. They need to show some class and close their mouths.

wenaldy2143d ago

Dude that's not Raincoat, it was KKK poncho.. Just kid lol..

FamilyGuy2143d ago

So true, the nerve of anyone from MS to say that. They basically have concerts and pay famous people to show off their games at every E3 no matter how good or bad they are. They are the definition of flash over substance.

Sony's on a roll, I just hope that the hype can last all the way to launch.

Enemy2142d ago

This is pretty disturbing "insider" information. He flat-out confirmed the next Xbox won't be as powerful as the PS4, and to make matters worse, Microsoft can't even begin to compete with Sony's 1st party support. What are they gonna rely on, Xbox Live Windows and Kinect? The PS4 will have a bunch of exclusives ALL OVER again, as well as all the multiplats with easier architecture to develop for than the PS3. So far, based on the rumors we know, Sony is going to massacre the competition.

GraveLord2143d ago Show
aceitman2143d ago

sony has caught up with ms with a year gap,i cant see ms catching sony especially with sony doing things the right way this time from the beginning. ms will have a big fight on there hands , unless ms digs deep into there pockets again.

adorie2143d ago

from what I understand Microsoft is the one who has to be careful, mainly Steve Ballmer. So many people within the company apparently want him gone that if he botches this gen with overspending, it would just add to the woes they're currently facing and big investors have already called for him to step down.

We'll see though. It's going to be a very popcorn-esque generation between Sony and Microsoft.

xxLuckyStrike2142d ago

Like ditch the cell. and go with a more MS like approach ie, processor and all probability follow M$ business strategy and marketing format. YEp did i mention live and how more efficient it is to PSN. download and install wait 30-1hr just to play your new game.. sux

Kingthrash3602142d ago

@ lucky do you mean thos free games downloaded from ps+?
Please dont start an argument over live and plus. You'll lose every time.

HarryMasonHerpderp2143d ago

It's always Microsoft that has to turn it nasty.
Sony actually wished Nintendo good luck with the WiiU, why can't Microsoft do the same?

blastcorp642142d ago

Sony also claimed the 3ds was a babysitting tool

palaeomerus2143d ago

Twisted Metal, LBP Karting, Battle Royalle...blech.

Rainstorm812143d ago

Yea those are Sony's only titles right?....forget about GT , GoW or Uncharted ......Y bother you only have one bubble...

DigitalRaptor2142d ago (Edited 2142d ago )

Okay. 3 pretty good games that released in 2012, which is one year in a life cycle. This dude will probably say "blech" to Ni no Kuni, God of War: Ascension, The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, Tales of Xilia, Puppeteer, Killzone: Mercenary, Tearaway, Rain and a number of others. Those including whatever the heck is released for the upcoming and imminent PS4.

All Sony exclusives are terrible didn't you know? /s

mandf2143d ago

The system with the most quality games always win. When all consoles this gen stop being sold we will see who won this gen. This gen isn't over.

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FlyingFoxy2142d ago

PS4 games look better than the overrated stuff like Halo on Xbox, Illumiroom doesn't look great, oculus rift on PC looks much better.

I wanted games like Conker or Banjo Kazooie like the 64 days, instead MS wasted the devs.

Sems uncharted may fill my needs, i have PC for everything else.

BLAKHOODe2142d ago

Illumiroom doesn't appeal to me. I actually have STUFF in my playing environment (Living room) and I don't have a completely empty room where I can take full advantage of something like that, which Microsoft apparently thinks everyone has considering the space requirements for Kinect.

PFFT2142d ago

You have actually seen PS4 titles??? You should post pics and videos next time. Share the love!

scofios2142d ago (Edited 2142d ago )

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miDnIghtEr20C_SfF2142d ago

awesome! and i'm busting out to counter act Sonys day, with my insiders talk about the new xbox controller. :) going to be great times ahead.

ThatGuy22142d ago

Well they need to spread some of this substance to the vita please ;)-vita user

trancefreak2142d ago

Why is it War? I suppose to rally the gamers and pit sales but knowing me I will buy both new consoles.

The only thing that will stink is if I can't get my hands on a launch console while desperately waiting for inventory.

ConstipatedGorilla2142d ago

The PS3 is going out with a bang here. They have a strong line up this year leading into the launch of PS4. PS4 will have a lot of momentum for this reason. I just hope it is backward compatible.

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SCW19822143d ago

Poor insider just bashed his own company. Microsoft has substance? Ha ha don't make me laugh so hard!

Knight_Crawler2143d ago

You are probably one of those people who belives everything that is posted on the internet LMAO!

My Sony insider told me that the PS4 will cost $199 and make the top spec gaming PC's look like an outdated caluclator.


nix2143d ago (Edited 2143d ago )

you sound like a sour loser.

Having said that - Let the "PS4 is doomed!" articles begin!!!

JeffGUNZ2143d ago

Sour loser? Or do you mean "sore" loser?

xxLuckyStrike2142d ago (Edited 2142d ago )

Ya the Blonde lady with the french model boyfriend who looked like a couch potato... bonjurno!!! LMAO

I really cannot believe how biased lopsided and unbalanced the site is. The SONY defense force attacks in waves. AND quickly silence any rationality or validity.. Great job [email protected] MODZ

trenso12142d ago

Off topic question the event is held in new York any one know where exactly and if it's open to the public. The only place I know in the city is the playstation style center where they had the lbp world record thing

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Septic2143d ago

""The war won't be won by producing the most powerful system," the person said. "

I think this comment gives credibility to EDGE's reports about the PS4 being more technically superior (assuming this insider is actually legit).

I agree to an extent with him but just how much more powerful will the PS4 be?

Sony had a slightly more powerful console this generation and it was hampered by the fact that games were difficult to develop for it comparatively.

With that out of the window now with news of the PS4 being very easy to develop for, more power and less headaches could be really important factors that determine victory.

xursz2143d ago

I'm tempted to dial their Anonymous Tipster Hotline and hit them with,

Me: "Hi, I'm calling to give you information regarding our next home entertainment console."

May I ask your name and who you are speaking for, Sony or Microsoft, or the guy making the Ouya; there's still people waiting to be reimbursed for this you know.

"I'm speaking for MS but I am choosing to stay anonymous. I just wanted to say there is absolutely no way our competitors will have designed more powerful tech for this generation hardware."

HEADLINE: Anonymous Lead Hardware Designer of Xbox Guarantees to the us the Most Powerful Hardware; Couldn't Provide Info on Ouya.

Plasmana2143d ago

@Septic... "The war won't be won by producing the most powerful system" was a quote from the Sony insider. Who also said "the company is not focusing on outperforming the Xbox 720 in terms of raw power".

That implies that they will be equal, or the XBox will be more powerful.

Ju2143d ago (Edited 2143d ago )

This implies they focused on something else.

How about:

- Controller with a touch and the implication this has to a user interface

How about:

- recording 15min replay and the social aspect to share with e.g. you tube, FB, ...

How about wider PSN (now Sony Media Network) integration...

Use your imagination.

And a more powerful system (or the most powerful system they could build for the target price). just saw Kevin Spacey play Killzone in House of Cards. Hilarious (sorry. LOL)

ALLWRONG2142d ago

Maybe you should go back and read it again Septic.

Septic2142d ago

Ah wow my bad All Wrong! Thanks for telling to re-read that! So.....the whole of my last comment is pretty much wrong then.

*hangs head in shame*

So the opposite of what I said is true?!

Apologies for that silly mistake.

StrongMan2143d ago

I sense extreme fear and insecurity from this "Microsoft insider". He knows that if they couldn't beat Sony with a year head start that they don't have a chance without a year head start. Dead last place is bringing the claws out from this "Microsoft insider".

Jek_Porkins2143d ago

The fact that you have so many agrees so fast, and the fact that this "Unnamed Microsoft insider" has so many Sony fans up in arms, who exactly is the insecure one?

Do you actually think Microsoft is upset with how this generation went for them? Microsoft and Nintendo both saw increases in console sales from the previous generation. The original Xbox sold 24 million and the Xbox 360 is at 76 million. The Gamebube sold 22 million and the Wii sits around 100 million sold. The PS2 sold 150+ million and the PS3 is at about what again? Keep drinking that Kool Aid brotha!

Rainstorm812143d ago (Edited 2143d ago )

The PS2 sold 150+ mil in 12 YEARS....PS3 and 360 has sold nearly the same in 6 years(ps3) or 7 years (360) at about 75mil give or take a which console do you think has at least another 5 years of market life?

Karpetburnz2143d ago

You Fail.

Why compare PS2 life time sales to PS3 current sales?, PS2 has been out for 12 years, PS3 has only been out for 6 years.

Yeah sure PS3 diddnt sell as much as PS2 did in 6 years, but PS3 is still selling about 70% of what PS2 was in this time frame,

PS3 is estimated to easily have over 100+ million life time sales, Sony will be the only company to achieve this 3 generations in a row. While Microsoft will have to settle for dead last yet again.

Eldyraen2143d ago

Even if MS does end up dead last they "win" because its not about who sold the most. Its a business and market share gain this generation was huge compared to last which is all that really matters. You don't have to be "top dog" in the business world to be relevant or even a major player.

All it does is raise expectations and gives fanboys something to argue over. Seriously, MS sold three times as many as last gen which is huge. The whole "console wars" is childish as its not like there is a winner or loser anyways and selling the most means nothing. If it did, then by that logic McDonalds is the best restaurant in the world...

badkolo2143d ago

eldyrean said it best, stop with the who sold most crap, read his post and his last sentence.

DragonKnight2142d ago

@Eldyraen: "If it did, then by that logic McDonalds is the best restaurant in the world..."

See, the problem with your statement is that it can be used against you based on your first paragraph. You said that MS "win" due to marketshare gain. Going by that logic, McDonald's wins because they have the largest marketshare of any restaurant in the world. So, if McDonald's is so terrible, yet win because of marketshare, is it the same for MS?

Eldyraen2141d ago (Edited 2141d ago )

@DragonKnight: Apparently you didn't understand what I meant by 'win': every company 'wins' as long as they stay in the positive. It isn't some competition that can be decided by who sells the most but instead who stays relevant and has enough profit to stay in the game. MS 'wins' the same way KFC "wins"--they don't sell as many meals as McD by any means but they're still a huge world wide chain (just examples... every market has competitors that could be used in place of one or the other).

For some reason though 'console war' fanboys seem to think its some sort of corporate sports league where one company can actually 'win' but instead they all do as long as they can keep playing. Of course someone has to come out on 'top' but that's not the point of businesses as I doubt many companies call it quits when they're in the green, a huge success, and just aren't number 1 in their market.

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Eldyraen2141d ago (Edited 2141d ago )

Stupid reply fail

majiebeast2143d ago

"Victory will go not to those who make the most noise, but those who make the most impact," this person said.

Microsoft always makes a lot of noise and never has much impact, just look at Zune,Windows surface and Kin.

subtenko2143d ago

They also talk with money a lot.

FordGTGuy2143d ago (Edited 2143d ago )

Windows, Office, Xbox, Kinect and Halo no impact whatsoever.


Considering the Kinect sold 2x as fast as the first iPad I would say yes it did make a impact of some kind.

Are you honestly saying neither Windows nor Office had made a impact? That's ludicrous.

Don't you mean a $150 controller?

Zechs342143d ago (Edited 2143d ago )

Only Halo and Xbox have made any sort of impact whatsoever for Microsoft. All their other divisions are hemmoraging money.

Xbox division is whats making upwards of 90% revenue for Microsoft.

And as far as Kinect, please do not include that "impact" on anything except ruining what was once a hardcore gamers box.

Counting Kinect sales is like saying Nintendo has sold over 100 Million Wii Remotes because they all came bundled with the systems. Whats next? Microsoft sold 250K controllers this last month in North America alone?

Actually, that sounds like a plausible headline on N4G.

"Microsoft informs they have sold 287,453 controllers this quarter, seems pleased"

Edit: @Ford

Yeah, Kinect may have sold "twice" as much as the 1st iPad, but its sales have halted except for those bundled. Where do you leave the iPad 2, 3, or 4? Different tech at different prices for different consumers.

Same thing for Windows and Office. Microsoft is losing ground in everything. OS space is being overtaken by the likes of MacOS, Linux, Chrome, and whatever else is out there. Office? How many FREE open source projects, apps, or even cloud services are being offered right now that match or are better than office? Thats excatly why Microsoft released Office 365. A subscription in a box.

Cmon man.

FordGTGuy2143d ago

Windows is being overtaken? What crack pipe are you smoking? Windows still owns 90% of the OS market.

Office makes even more money than Windows now.

adorie2143d ago

The Ipad has tons of units sold, selling many times over Kinect and costs as much as 3 or 4 kinects. Sometimes the most sales don't equate to great success VS a product that sold less, but for much more. (over priced, imo)

As for Windows... they're practically giving away windows 8. LOL. I have a legit copy of 8 pro, free. :D

hazardman2143d ago

Man you need to do some research. Xbox division still in the red at a lil over 3 million. Now this debt is from xbox overall since the xbox1. Xbox 360 is making a profit for them now it just doesn't reflect that.

Xbox makes a fraction of what MS makes as a whole. They are a Software company and make 90% from that.

southernbanana2142d ago (Edited 2142d ago )

I hate to tell you this but the latest financial report for Microsoft shows them doing better in every division (all of which have historically MADE money not loss) except for the home and entertainment devices division which includes Xbox. Think you need to check your facts.

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