Sony Trolls Next Xbox Reveal With “Beyond The Box” PS4 Ads on Xbox Google Searches

‘Console wars’ are a part of the industry, but with the PS4 and the next Xbox (Xbox Infinity, 720, LoveMachine) releasing in the same holiday season, the fight is set to be bloodier than ever. That’s why, on the eve of the next Xbox’s reveal, Sony is keen to steal as much thunder as they can. - PSLS

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doctorstrange1610d ago

I'm going to get both probably and be really happy. Only thing that'll turn me off is always online, motion control focus, kinect always watching or some rubbish like that. Hopefully won't happen.

dedicatedtogamers1610d ago

I always wait a minimum of one year (usually it ends up being a bit more than that) after launch before I even consider buying a console. I've done that since the SNES era and it hasn't failed me yet.

ApolloTheBoss1610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

Yep. Same here. Won't get a PS4 until 2015. I've got a huge backlog on PS3 anyway and Sony will supporting PSN/PS plus until at least 2016. By then all the bugs will be worked out, and my backlog hopefully finished.

irepbtown1610d ago

I got my PS3 in 2008 (I live in UK), for several reasons; Price (it was ridiculous), games (not many exclusives) and price again because it was really a killer. I still ended up paying £400 though I did get some games and controller, and Guarantee.

However PS4 seems to be taking the right path and Sony must have learnt a lot from the woeful PS3 launch. Price will hopefully not be a big concern, some top notch exclusives (Drive Club, Killzone SF, Infamous) and of course Multiplats like Watchdogs which look outstanding.

I don't think I've ever bought a console launch day, I've already put a deposit of £20 at Game.

I am ready.

Angeljuice1610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

Sorry double post

1OddWorld1610d ago

Getting the system at launch has benefits and bragging rights. Its not all bugs and kinks and no games.

I have done it both ways and buying any Playstation at launch has been a sound investment. I cant say the same for Xbox due to the 360's launch, but I dont believe they will suffer those same mistakes this time around.

Angeljuice1610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

If everyone followed your example and waited a year,every console ever released would fail! I've already put a deposit down on a ps4, I'll be there day one.

Launch PS3's were the best (in terms of features). 4x usb, B/C, ability to install Linux, card readers.
When they drop the price they generally drop a few features.

ABizzel11610d ago


I try so hard to wait a year (or a good bundle / price drop), but the temptation is just too strong.

(hides in a corner)

*I'm just so weak*

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xHeavYx1610d ago

As a PS3 guy,I really hope Sony has some inside info regarding the next Xbox, or else all this trolling will backfire

memots1610d ago

I have done that on every console as well.

But i think this time i will get ps4 day one.
I like how its going to complement the Vita and how the console will do 3d.

ScepticTankAvenger1610d ago

I'm going to end up buying the PS4 at launch. Unless Microsoft shows some insane exclusives today, I'm probably gonna wait until I need to get one.

MikeyDucati11610d ago

Yea I agree. I normally wait a year. I don't like buying first gen of the next gen. I like to wait until all the kinks are worked out.

sikbeta1609d ago

Since this day and going forward all the attention goes to the Next XBOX!

loulou1609d ago

i knew this was a playstationlifestyle blog before i even clicked...

anyway, seeing as sony have "trolled" the xbox announcement. i have decided not to watch it, but am going to put sonys troll teaser on repeat on youtube, and watch it for 1 hour solid.

sony are the best..........

deafdani1609d ago

If only I could have your restaint and self-discipline. Sadly, I don't, at least not when it comes to Nintendo consoles. Always buy them as soon as I can.

For the PS4 I will wait, though. A year or so, probably.

Next Xbox? The chances of me getting it are pretty slim, unless they say something today or at E3 that blows my brains off.

JuleyJules1609d ago

I have a feeling lots of people will do as you do. That is precisely why though everyone thinks the Wii U has failed because people are waiting for the big games. Developers see that and shy away from the systems. Then it's harder for sales to happen but I do get why you'd want to wait to see what happens. Besides it sounds like most games will come out for PS3/360 at the same time as the PS4/X1. That is not going to help Sony/MS convincing people to upgrade.

MysticStrummer1609d ago

Sony didn't need to bother trolling. MS trolled themselves today.

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iamlegend99991610d ago

I was thinking about getting both. But ima have to start saving now.

ps3_pwns1610d ago

it makes sense to get the ps4 first as it has free online and more exclusives as well as blueray player to so those of you with an hdtv can get the full use out of your entertainment center. without blueray player your not maximizing your entertainment center purchase.

Condemnedman1610d ago

How can the ps4 have more exclusives? It's not out yet! And the next box will more than likely have blue ray player.!! :-\

InMyOpinion1610d ago

@condemmedman - Nevermind him, he's stuck in auto-troll.

sikbeta1609d ago

Too many PS3 games coming this year, so IMO there is no point to get a PS4 at launch, will play TLoU, BTS, GT6 and then if more PS4 games comes out I'll make the big jump...

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SilentNegotiator1610d ago

Why does every first comment have to be "I can't wait! Day one!" or "I'm getting both! YAY gaming!"?

Can't people comment about the story since this is the comments section for a story?

AngelicIceDiamond1610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

Nope, because its usually a troll comment. The first comments are usually "PS4 will pwn the next box" MS doesn't stand a chance PS4 4 life."

It gets old...

FunkMacNasty1610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

@ SilentNegotiator,

Have you READ most of the comments on most N4G articles... I don't even think most people here can actually read, let alone comprehend and put forth a coherent opinion about anything that is not black and white...or pro-Sony

biRdy1610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

People just type a generic but acceptable comment just to get agrees I suppose.

ZigZagLagger1610d ago

I wont get either because my PC is already better...most likely.

chrismichaels041610d ago

12 hours before the big Xbox show and Sony is still stealing the spotlight. Fantastic marketing strategy by Sony these past few months leading up to E3.

ramiuk11610d ago

i be getting both also i imagine as with this gen there is games on certain systems that are must play games.
just hope there isnt a must subscription as i not sure i could pay both .
its bad enough with MS charging per user(live should be per console if at all)
i just hope the ps4 pad is better on thumbs as i used to get really bad cramp on ps3 pad.

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doctorstrange1610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

If anyone can steal thunder, Kaz MacGrath can

Edit: @Root - I can't, you can't, ordinary people can't. Kaz can.

Root1610d ago


You can't catch sound :)

Why o why1610d ago

Kratos can. Mind yourself

abzdine1610d ago

they are agressive, it costs nothing and it works!

Wedge191610d ago

Stealing thunder is great. I really think that Micro was not ready for Sony to announce so early, and Sony is now taking full advantage of that.

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DoesUs1610d ago

Very very clever marketing by Sony. They're on fire this year. Trending more than Xbox also which is a very good sign for them.

Wedge191610d ago

I am not an XBox fan, but I hope that it does well for the simple fact that competition breeds evolution, advancement, and ingenuity. Both consoles and companies can only get better when spurred on by the competition of the other.

Anon19741609d ago

Um..does anyone actually know how Google's ad placement works? If you do a search, Google will hit you with related advertisements. Obviously if you're searching for next gen console information, the only ads our there currently for any type of "next-gen" console are going to be the PS4's ads.

I love how they make this out like Sony's doing this on purpose just to troll the Xbox instead of Google just feeding you these ads because they're related to your search.

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Root1610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

People wanted advertising from them....they got it

Besides if Microsoft had a chance to take a swing at Sony they wouldn't even hesitate

decimalator1610d ago

and they do, every chance they get

doctorstrange1610d ago

Yeah, that's business. And I'm sure MS will make some jokes at their show, like that they're actually showing the thing.

I'm all for it as long as it doesn't get really nasty. At this stage it's funny.

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decimalator1610d ago

Don't underestimate the weight of Call of Duty. As much as "real gamers" might hate it, 20+ million quasi-gamers buy that shit every year. If there is some full exclusivity, even just for some DLC, Microsoft is going to be golden.

Qrphe1610d ago

>some full exclusivity


Minato-Namikaze1610d ago

MS had Timed Exclusivity this gen on DLC and helped NONE, lol. Multiplats and DLC doesnt sell consoles. Thats been proven time and time again. If MS wants to sell consoles then they are gonna need exclusive games.

denawayne1610d ago

Wait, you have proof that timed exclusives didn't help Xbox?

Minato-Namikaze1609d ago


Sales are pretty much flat for both systems when it comes to timed exclusive DLC. Which is different from timed exclusive full games.

dedicatedtogamers1610d ago

Microsoft has had timed CoD DLC on multiple games as well as preferential treatment from Activision and yet the sales for the CoD franchise is still about 60/40 in the 360's favor. It still sells tens of millions on the PS3.

ape0071610d ago

i don't think real gamers hate fantastic addictive gameplay

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1610d ago

You replied to the wrong guy, he's talking about Call of Duty...

FunkMacNasty1610d ago

"real gamers" like CoD too. I'm definitley sick of it, but I had my CoD love affair.

I can't stand that you cant be considered a "real gamer" around here unless all you play is ps3 exclusives and obscure JRPG's and RTS games.

"real gamers" don't play games because they're "innovative" or to "support talented developers", that sh*t's for hardcore nerds with agendas.. real gamers play games because they're fun, so if a real gamer is having fun playing a CoD game, then so what?

BeZdaBest1610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

in my eyes if you play alot of different genres(yes including fps but not limited to it)
at least on more than one console... you a hardcore gamer.

level of gaming in my opinion...

Fiends = people who collect, savagly rapes games until the disc are dust play on all consoles and has about 500 plus games

hardcore = mainly the fans of gaming in general..they buy the games they like regardless of console/graphics (below 300 games)

core = the fans of certain systems..(below 150 games)

casual = people who play less than 3 hours a week.. (below 20 games)

BOLO1610d ago


No...But the RROD certainly helped 360's numbers.

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