Microsoft: “Everybody Knows” PS3 “Isn’t as Good of an Entertainment Console” as Xbox 360

Right before Sony had to eat humble pie when the PS3′s launch cost them billions and market dominance, they were criticized for being arrogant and cocky. Now they’re seen as a much more likeable and respectable company that doesn’t tell people to get another job.

Clearly not having learned anything from Sony’s past, Microsoft is now playing the villain.


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Dylila2044d ago

it isnt as good because its better

Enemy2044d ago

Microsoft has no games left, no blu-ray, inferior Netflix, and a subscription-based service. Sony is opposite to each of those things.

PS3 isn't as good,'s better.

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patterson2044d ago

Ah this just sounds like Microsoft playing the FOX News game of declaring something as true without backing it up with facts.

morganfell2044d ago

I would like to see the face of Yusuf Mehdi when he realizes that as he was talking nonsense all of the lifeboats left.

007Bond2044d ago

Yea it's better at being horrible! JK although PS exclusives are mostly overrated and most do not look interesting at all as well as xbox's

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rainslacker2044d ago

I hope when MS announces their new platform, Sony just wishes them luck, like they did with the Wii U. It's so much classier.

Darth Stewie2044d ago

No its because the PS3 is the better gaming console.

nosferatuzodd2044d ago

Microsoft is always like that,they never take their lumps like a gentleman.

Instead they bash and sabotage just like how they made that scroogle add when Google is kicking their cheep windows phone ass, or when apple came out with the iPhone.

They find all kind of horrible crap to say about how bad iPhone was, then they copied the siri app lol i hate that company no offense to Xbox owners, the 360 isn't a bad system its just Microsoft i cant stand there greedy snobby cunt.

blackbeld2044d ago

I think Microsoft is loosing they're grip of reality. They loosing battle on every front from phones to operating systems. Except for office 2010 great software btw.

In other words Microsoft is run by teenagers with bold heads.

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zeee2044d ago

I think they are right. As entertainment console, 360 has the edge but when it comes to GAMING console, you know, the reason I bought both 360 and PS3, I find Playstation 3 much... MUCH better.

mayberry2044d ago

Sony doesnt showcase the PS3's superior sound output either, imho. True digital optic 7.1 surround sound only on the PS3.

pixelsword2044d ago

The Myans predicted the end of the world December 26, 2012 but with calendar adjustments it's actually February 20, 2013; and they were talking about the end of a certain type fanboy's world.

Let the apoc4ypse begin.

RumbleFish2044d ago

The Mayans didn't see anything coming. Not even the spanish!

EVILDEAD3602044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

Heres my honest opinion as someone who loves both my Xbox 360 and my PS3 for entertainment.

Forget the PR stuff as both of em are taking shots at each other.

If you are strictly talking physical entertaimnent SONY wins handsdown for the Blu-ray. Plus I've always been a huge fan of the music player. Throw a CD in and nobody is touching that Earth Screen saver.

If you are talking in the digital space then MS wins handsdown. The content on Live is like 3 times as much. Especially if you are a fan over music, when Xbox music, Last FM, and I heart radio are all great. But when it comes to sheer entertainment apps..My god. It's not even a contest.

Overall, it's all in what you like.

I love the internet now through smart glass, Youtube, The news stations, HBO GO, Gamespot and IGN TV, NBA through Live.

I love the NFL Pass, the 3D movie selection, the alternate way to view my Netflix menu, and I honestly used to be obsessed with the PSN Store.

At the end of the day, it honestly depends on what your system of preference is. If your on Xbox Live every day you tend to grab more content from there and vice versa for the PS3.

But, I'd say if you didn't pay for alot of Blu-Ray movies then MS has a point.

But, I couldn't live without either one.

Next gen will be interesting though.


TheBeastX2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

the Ps3 doesn't have any shooters that have such lighting and animations like halo4, or even as remotely as top selling, and that's a fact! NOTHING!

and the last of us and two souls are coming in way too late, and they look dated anyways. by the time these games come out preorders for new hardware will made, and then they will both be conflicting with their sales.

and for the record the 360 had a way better launch than the vita!!

Moentjers2044d ago

I just want a new GAME console. I have a computer/iPad/even a stereo for radio to have my entertainment. On a GAME console I want to play games. So MS Just call it XMediaBox and STFU.

MaxXAttaxX2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

It streams Netflix in 1080p. It outputs sound in 7.1 optical and HDMI. It plays Blu-ray movies.
But Sony doesn't constantly tout that. They seem to focus more on gaming overall, whereas Microsoft is really heavy on the "entertainment" part. I think they're using the Xbox to infiltrate different markets with minimal focus on gaming.

GribbleGrunger2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

Wow, look at all those disagrees. This is really hurting the 360 fanboys in ways I have never seen before. Why? It's just another console.

MysticStrummer2044d ago

I'll be forwarding this story to all my gaming friends who bought 360s, then got rid of them in favor of PS3s. Apparently they aren't included in "everybody".

lol @ all the above disagrees from the 360 fans. Your cover is blown, and I never again want to read any of you claiming that N4G is dominated by PS3 fans. Too funny.

MS really does look desperate with that quote, no matter who in the company said it.

Good times.

Ares84HU2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

People say that n4g is full of Sony fanboys. Look at this shit. This article is a joke. How is the 360 better? When it comes down to which system is better you have to look at the exclusives because that is the only thing that makes the difference. The exclusives on PS3 are far better and there are far more than on the 360. Yet when people point this fact out they get more disagrees than agrees. How many AAA exclusives will the 360 have this year?? I haven't heard of a single one. It's all about kinect and casual play on the 360 for the past two years.

N4G is full of Sony Fanboys???? Look at all the disagrees from 360 fanboys! Far more 360 fans on this site. I don't want Anyone claim that this site is full of sony fanboys after this.

TheRealSpy2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

This is a troll article and the person that chose to make this the headline is a completely POS. Don't you idiots get tired of voicing the same tired opinions about your favorite console? NOBODY cares what you think about 360 or ps3. You can sit there and say "but but psn is free and blah blah."

yeah? good for you. I'm still going to play and enjoy my xbox AND my ps3. GROW UP!

insomnium22044d ago

Like gribble, mystic and ares said this news really proves how much of a PS3 fanboy driven site this is.

Even perfectly sane and truthfull comments get almost 50/50 ratio for agrees.

Look at patterson's and blitz's comment's disagrees. Am I seeing things or did they actually get way more disagrees?

also @ evil

"Forget the PR stuff as both of em are taking shots at each other"

So here we are once again trying hard to make all companies look the same. If Sony lies 2 times and MS lies 10 times then MS is 5 times bigger idiot. You simply cannot run with this "oh they both do it" attitude and expect it to stick. That's BS and you do it ONLY because MS is the one with the most cheap shots. We would never hear the end of it if it was Sony doing it.

JamieL2043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

@ all the PS3 trolls above, saying "I don't want to hear this is a PS3 fanboy and PS3 ego-petting haven", Yes it is. Did you ever for one second think that these disagrees could have come from anyone who thinks trolls are a joke. Any comment with that number of disagrees is just plain fanboy propaganda, or someone spouting slogans. Every comment that happen to was fanboy garbage plain and simple. This does not "PROVE" anything like what you're claiming, it just proves not everyone wants to hear that trash. The fact they had as many agree's is much more telling.

Elit3Nick2043d ago

@Ares84HU Seriously are you even looking at the other comments? There are a staggering number of sony fanboys who misinterpret Microsoft's statement as "xbox is better than ps3".

1nsaint2043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

Lol almost everyone that posted here should be voted down for being immature.
Really guys.. You are defending your console like you're getting paid for it.
Both consoles have their flaws but you guys are even disagreeing with cold hard facts just to defend your console.

Just calm ur tits, they're insulting your console, not your mom

Also, for all you saying: just wait untill the 20th
We don't really know what Sony is announcing on the 20 February, but it seems highly likely that it'll announcement its next-gen PS3 successor, presumed to be called the PS4

Nothing is sure yet though.

Gamer19822043d ago

No sony isnt as good as an entertainment console its a better GAMES console though. Sont doesnt care about Hulu and Netflix, it give consumers that as they want them but it gives gamers games first and foremost. The fact MS said this just shows they are completely out of touch with gamers. Even 360 owners cannot deny this. We buy consoles for games first and foremost and if you dont then your just silly as theres a lot cheaper ways to get the same content your 360 offers you and no live needed to use it!

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Sharingan_no_Kakashi2044d ago

And here comes the pr bullcrap. It took 4 years for them to stop bashing each other this gen. Now they're back at it. Obviously, MS is feeling threatened by all the buzz that Sony has been getting involving their feb 20th conference.

aceitman2044d ago

the bluray player alone makes it better, and u not having to pay to use the same features the 360 has makes it better.the 360 is good but he ps3 is just better. I have them both its my opinion.u can see it in my profile pick.

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CryofSilence2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )


The majority of games today (moins PC) are peer-to-peer rather than dedicated servers; therefore, your point is invalid.

Eldyraen2044d ago

@CryofSilence: PSN servers do suck when it comes to download speeds for many people. I have a 30+ download speed and its practically a snail's pace for me no matter if I only have the PS hooked up to my cable modem. Not sure if it has to do with launch PS3 (a friend had similar problems with his), some hardware issue, or simply PSN itself.

My PC can download infinitely faster, my 360 the same, and even my cell phone on wifi can download faster than PS3 hooked up to the modem. It doesn't matter what PSN settings are, its just pathetically bad for me. Granted I download most things over night on it fine but when I bought DC Universe to play with console friends... omg that sucked.

If for some reason download speeds weren't so bad for me I probably wouldn't think so poorly about PSN though as I do like it being free, PS+, and the overall feel of the store. The new look though blows the old out of the water however download speeds are still terrible for me. I just hope when I get a PS4 it was a hardware problem.

RumbleFish2044d ago

I don't think that his point is invalid. Many games I played had match making issues on PS3. That's not peer to peer, that are server issues.

CryofSilence2044d ago


Yes, their download servers are pretty slow, but I said games and the act of gaming, not downloading.

THC CELL2044d ago

Ps 3 has crap servers bwhahha. Mag played better than most games on Xbox, Xbox would cripple if u put 128 people in one area and dropped a air strike on them. And why is dust514 a exclusive and the only games that are inferior are the games that bum Xbox call of duty then again I hardly note on my console but its the game most people bitch about been laggy.. Ive had some great times on Xbox live but to say this is too much of a laugh, bwhahha, developers make.a server not Sony unless it's a exclusive.

kenshiro1002044d ago

Crap servers? Right...

And I suppose the ones you pay for on the 360 are any better?

TheRealSpy2044d ago

1) PSN doesn't have the same features.

2) You don't have to tell us that your opinion is your opinion.

@Kratos_Kills: You mean like when FF13 was announced as a multiplat so you all went nuts when FF13 VS was announced as an exclusive? Or do you mean like when PSN went down for a month and as compensation for not encrypting our credit card information we got a couple cheapo games? Or do you mean like when Bioshock finally came to ps3 a year later? and on and on and on...

don't be so immature man. who cares how people react to news? i can't think of anything less interesting. plus, it makes you sound like a hypocrite.

Eldyraen2043d ago

@CryofSilence. The only reason I mentioned psn servers dl speeds was you were you responding to a more general (trollish) comment about servers in general. That and the flamebait article was actually about multimedia and not gaming side of consoles so dl speeds are more important as it does make a differencs in which is "best" for some people (for multimedia purposes). Again its all dependant on connection and whatever is causing all the bottlenecks with Sony's servers for those of us that experience the problem.

I havent had many problems while gaming though (depending on the game which usually gets patched at some point anyways). Its just as you said most games use peed to peer so that isnt a PSN issue anyways. If they fixed download speeds though psn would be much better all around for everyone. Streaming is fine too though which is why I just wish I knew what the issue was as psn really is great otherwise.

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Root2044d ago

This is hilarious

Sony marketed the PS3 when it came out as an entertainment system. I mean thats why blu ray was such a big thing for them at the time

Now that MS is trying to catch up they are saying they are better....come on MS you guys are becoming a tad jealous don't you think

Seriously Microsofts arrogance is going to hurt them next gen, it hurt Sony....least they learnt from their mistakes

dubt722044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

It's hilarious how sonyboys talk about how arrogant MS is when they were the ones defending sony's arrogance before the PS3 came out. Remember Kutaragi? Y'all were suckling at the sony teat! 599 US Dollars!!! Unbelievable...
@root, not so much your comment as the ones earlier in the post. I was just too lazy to scroll all the way back up, lol.

steven83r2044d ago

Ummm ya PS3 was 599 and you got your moneys worth. Bluray was expensive back then. Also 360 was 399. Then 150 for HD Dvd, oh you want Wifi too well that is going to cost you another 50, Memory card readers..dont think so, play files offline off a USB not happening, bluetooth nope! wireless controllers..Nope. Tell me again how PS3 wasn't worth the extra 200.

nirwanda2044d ago

@dubt72 and if it launched on the same day as the 360 it wouldn't have had bluray either at the end of the day if you look how fast gpu tech moves it should have battered the 360 but instead they had to work around it with the cell.

TheRealSpy2044d ago

"Tell me again how PS3 wasn't worth the extra 200."

Cuz it didn't have any good games. I waited a year, paid much less, and by then there were some good games for it.

BlackTar1872043d ago

The question is what were the good games 360 had at launch?

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Persistantthug2044d ago

I'd be interested in seeing it for myself.

Muffins12232044d ago

This article title is full of bullshit.." "isn't as good of an entertainment console " as xbox360 " Notice how they dont quote the last part because they did not say that..

Thatguy-3102044d ago

It fills in the gap for the entertainment I need which basically are hulu+ and Netflix. It thrives as a gaming console which is basically the reason I bought it in the first place. Don't want all that extra apps that I won't be using what so ever.

MGS_fanatico_2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

Oh, Mehdi... What have you done!?

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

yes it is kaz as superman. Starts of behind and with and iron fist still ends up in front!! Just like ps3!

Know I really believe the ex exec who said they only want to stop sony.

"PS3 now the top device for Netflix streaming to a TV
Even outstrips PC viewing at times "

MS so mad and scared.. They thought sony was gonna wait for e3.

This is awsome why? It's like to e3s!! PS4 now and ps4 later nice.

It will be a big show. They just booked a ballroom that holds 2,800 people.

And now sony has the new marketing team who are ex google chrome marketing team headed by creator of Halo 3 Believe + Gears 2 Rendezvous campaign.

They are good.

showtimefolks2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

oh yeh its starting and we are months away from launch or even E3

its gonna be a fun ride


VTW the advertisement firm sony just hired did a lot of work for MS and did the campaign for Halo 3 lol

this is gonna be a fun time to just sit back and watch the PR war. I like how sony's side is fighting back lol

remember this lol

you are hurting my elbow he says in the end lol.

i want to see more advertisement like that, imagine kratos standing outside MS offices and calling out master chief lol

sorry about all the LOL's, i am actually laughing since watching the crash commercial

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Chris5582044d ago

I guess microsoft's jimmys are rustled

kenshiro1002044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

I love the silly PR talks. Microsoft is running around like a chicken with its head cut off.

IAmLee2043d ago

Does this really matter?
People can slag off each console, but in the end it all comes down to personal preference. I prefer the ps3, due to its exclusive, where as others prefer xbox for halo and shit.
Don't see much point in sparking a riot over something as pointless as this..

Tonester9252043d ago

I remember when the PS3 was released and Microsoft was criticizing the PS3 on how it was just for entertainment and not for gaming. I'm sure they're biting their tongue off lol

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Foolsjoker2044d ago

Yeah, because I love watching Blurays on my 360...

PeZuS2044d ago

So...PS3 has more Netflix use, Blu-Ray, 7.1 DTS Master-Audio support and it goes on. Meanwhile, you have to pay a yearly price just to unlock most of the entertainment features on 360.

RuleofOne343 2044d ago

Does it bother you that people prefer to pay for something than be a welfare recipient or expect things for free or given away.

poopsack2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

So every PS3 and PC user is a welfare recipient, because thats what getting access to the internet you already paid for is, receiving welfare.

one2thr2044d ago

Better yet, to support the only gaming platform that has its customers/gamers pay to use their very OWN bandwidth... Yet thats right Witwicky your paying to use YOUR OWN BANDWIDTH to use/access Xbox Live... Sad reality, yes?

PeZuS2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

@wit: Some great "wit" you've got there. So because we don't have to pay we are "welfare recipients". Amazing analogy, almost this-will-go-down-in-history-b ooks amazing