Microsoft's cheeky response to Sony and why we didn't see the actual PS4 console

GameZone writes, "Sony finally announced the PlayStation 4 tonight. We saw plenty of games, tech demos, and even the controller (which looks very similar to the prototype leaked earlier). But what was missing? The actual console. After two hours we still don't know what the thing looks like. And we weren't the only ones who noticed."

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majiebeast1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

U mad Nelson that Destiny is gonna have exclusive ps3,ps4 content?

theBAWSE1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

We get to now judge which console looks best at e3

@majiebeast ..having bungie at a sony press conference was shocker enough for me

Knight_Crawler1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

Also to show Halo footage at a PS event was a slap to the Xbox fans face.

I wonder if MS will sue them for using Halo to promote the Playstation?

Really Bungie Halo footage, I thought you wanted to get away from the shadows of Halo.

Blastoise1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

Wasn't the most subtle of tweets was it? lol

Either way its obviously being held back for E3

Sony said 20th was for the future of Playstation, and thats what we got.

Was an awesome conference :)

Skip_Bayless1639d ago

Correct me if i'm wrong.., but I thought I saw the console at the end of the presentation. It was a long rectangular shape.

Hydrolex1639d ago

I really don't give an F to what the console looks like as long as it's not horrible... when I play video games, my eyes are on the screen, and what's inside that console is all that matters

yess1639d ago

It's invicible AHA! Awesome

Shadow Flare1639d ago

Announce Kinect without showing any actual real-time demos? That's one approach

Cupid_Viper_31639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

I think Sony is not showing the actual console for a few reasons.

They probably don't want to give Microsoft the chance to analyze it and make adjustment to the next xbox. Sony are predominantly a hardware manufacturer, so they definitely don't want MS taking hints from them on how to integrate Kinect into their console in the same manner that they will do it.
If you notice that the original xbox's have always been bulkier and less appealing physically when compared to Sony.

Secondly, they obviously want to have a rebuttal for when MS finally announce their console. Notice that they didn't go into much detail about the new functionality of the controller either. I mean for something that's suppose to release this year, one would have to assume that final specs such as looks, and exterior components have been handed down to factories to begin production and assembly.

And judging from his answer, it seems that I might be spot. It as if they were really hoping to see the final Version of the PS4... I guess you'll have to find inspiration somewhere else maybe?......Again, just my opinion.

Skips1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

Agreed, E3 will be HUGE for PS4 as well.

We'll get to actually SEE the console. And we'll probably see what the hell Sony Santa Monica, Naughty Dog, and Polyphony Digital are working on.

We'll definitely see some gameplay of Infamous: Second Sons, and more of Killzone: Shadowfall.

Sarcasm1639d ago

Seriously though, as much as I think Killzone and even the UE4 engine looks so good, we still haven't seen the cream of the crop yet. Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica, and PD are the three that's probably going to literally blow every ones mind.

starchild1639d ago

Hmm I was totally happy with their conference. I am fine with waiting a little while to see the actual console design.

They did an amazing job and are hitting all the right notes in my opinion.

BattleAxe1639d ago

Oh yeah?...Well Microsoft will show Sony who's boss when they show CGI footage of Kinectimals 2 with heavily choreographed movements from people on stage pretending to play the game.

Conquerbeard1639d ago


LOL - slap in the face to Xbox fans. If people are that bent over seeing a developer work with another console, it's time to change hobbies.

muttley651639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

after seeing the conference tonite i like the features ps4 have for "everyone" far as gaming. from ps1-ps4 everbody favorite games will be able to play all in one console. old school gamers to new school no one is left out this time. that is enough to buy ps4 for me.

ps3 should have been like that but stuck on FIRST PERSON SHOOTER games only for 7 years.
I will be in the "OLD SCHOOL" section mainly playing neo contra,gradius,r-type,street fighter,einhander.battle arena toshiden to name a few i grew up with. something I !!! want to play not something im forced to follow. by the illuminati spew out these mind-set killing games such as Killzone,Gears,Halo,Mass Effect,Borderline,BATTLEFRONT, Infamous,Destiny.

AS YOU GUYS CAN SEE im not a new generation gamer but old school and would NEVER!!! ever play first person shooters game.

oNIXo1639d ago

@ Sarcasm, you literally don't know what literally means.

Diver1638d ago

Seriously Larry that comment had zero class. Talk about bein butt hurt.

ziggurcat1638d ago (Edited 1638d ago )

@ knight_crawler:

"I wonder if MS will sue them for using Halo to promote the Playstation?"

no, because the game they were promoting wasn't halo.

on topic:

it's no surprise to me that they didn't show the system since the only thing that probably exists at the moment is the dev kit, which wouldn't be the best representation of the product.

we'll see it at E3.

killcycle1638d ago

You clearly know nothing about Bungie, they have been trying to take their IP away from Microsoft for a long time.

They haven't been happy working with them for ages. And calling Sony games the "Shadow of Halo" lol are you serious?

knowyourstuff1638d ago

*Barry White Voice*
People who complain about no console showing are the same people who don't have foreplay, and prematurely ejaculate every time they have sex. Everything all at once, save nothing for later. The market needs to be treated like a woman - you have to take it easy and be patient. Keep the hype up all the way to the finish line. That way you don't end the hype early and get overshadowed by your competitors.

Murad1638d ago

It's not what looks best on the outside, but what's on the inside, and which machine breaks down faster

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Root1639d ago

I think it's funny they say that when they'll probably show off more of Kinect then the Nextbox

nrvalleytime1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

To be fair, he has a point.

But... Microsoft has lost the exclusive to Destiny and they're now behind on the next-generation wars. Words can only go so far Major Nelson. Let's see the Xbox 720 before Microsoft tries to show up to the party.

Edit - good catch Logicwins. Meant to say timed-exclusive as it now looks like it will show up on all three systems at once.

Syntax-Error1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

Please tell me how they are behind in the next-gen wars? I would love to hear your explanation. All Sony did was announce a new console which we knew about, show you the controller for that console which we saw 2 weeks ago, and tell you about upcoming titles. WHAT IN THE HELL MAKES THEM AHEAD IN THE NEXT-GEN WARS? Are you 12 years old for christ's sake.

When did MS ever have exclusivity to DESTINY? For once, can you nerds STOP making up sh*t on the fly. You all sound like fanboys

LOGICWINS1639d ago

"But... Microsoft has lost the exclusive to Destiny"

No, they never had it to begin with. This was a deal between Sony and Activision. No one stole or took anything away from anyone.

DigitalAnalog1639d ago

Actually, the leaked contract showed that the "FIRST" Destiny game would be exclusive to the MS consoles (360 & next-gen) then the follow up games would be available on multiplat. Turns out that Destiny would be a full multi-plat released when announced today. /envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-bungi e-activision-contract-20120521, 0,3463781.story



That's what happens when you bring facts to this site, 5 hours in and no response... Looks like no one wants to play with you anymore! LOL

Ju1639d ago

Well, Logic, they "stole" the thunder from MS, me thinks. Big time.

GusBricker1638d ago

I know people hate Kinect, but do you know how many they sold? A shitload. Kinectimals and InFamous 2 sold roughly the same amount of copies. lol

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SoapShoes1639d ago

Well no crap they didn't show the console! They're waiting till E3 and it really is a genius move, they're setting themselves up to have TWO big conferences not just one.

sobekflakmonkey1639d ago

exactly, expect more games and to see the console, they already have a fuckn launch window! holiday this year baby!

Also, to note, I knew they were going to do this, they are going to attempt to overshadow everything else, by constantly having something to show people, and I'm pretty sure their Ad Campaign is going to get pretty crazy, I'd bet we're going to be seeing adds for PS4 everywhere.

rainslacker1639d ago

We can expect when MS is ready to announce their next thing for Sony to start opening the gates of information leaking out to keep it exciting for the community. It's a bold move, and I think they are handling it pretty well so far.

Just myself, there are questions I want answered as to the system itself, but I saw enough tonight to be ready to get one.:)

TheOneEyedHound1638d ago (Edited 1638d ago )

Not 1,Not 2 Not 3,Not 4, Not 5......

LackTrue4K1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

lol....Sony still keep there word!!!!!!!
"let MS show there console!!!"