"We hear Microsoft ain't too happy about this chart either and is preparing certain legal action, namely because it could be misleading to otherwise unwitting retail employees selling customers game consoles this holiday season."
Microsoft send them to their grave, you guys may never see a PS3. After this lawsuit Sony is over. Microsoft can afford the best legal tema in the world to tear Sony apart.
Sony could do without this, somebody's head will roll for this. They're too big a firm to be making silly mistakes like this. What are they playing at?
Not very clever or nice on Sony's part. Since when did MS do anything so low to Sony??
They did write this article for IGN: http://xbox360.ign.com/arti... That one was absolutely bull**** with not a single piece of reality to it. Most of Sony's claims are actually quite valid, as the chart is meant to compare what you get for your buck. 1. To get even the slightest taste of XBL you will need a storage device for your X360. 2. To play online you will need an additional XBL Gold membership. Most if not all of X360's marketing is about online gaming, gaming with your friends online, chatting online. But you can't do any of these on the X360 core edition as is. X360 marketing is also very proud of the fact that the X360 has wireless controllers, although they again are not available in the X360 core edition. And now X360 marketing is pushing their HD-DVD drive, which just adds another costly peripheral to ones shopping basket. Does anyone here actually use the X360 core as is? No extra peripherals? In my oppinion it is MS marketing that is full of bull... I personnaly ended up buying the equivalent of a $630 X360 (extra controller, batterypacks, wifi, xbl gold) -- although in my currency it was much more expensive. I'm not gonna play it online for much longer (well, actually I haven't played it for quite a while, since my gf won't let me have it permanently in the living room -- it is too ugly and noisy she says), unless GoW really impresses me, so I think I'll save the $50 for Gold this year.
they wont get anywhere its true facts! the fact sony put it together mite be an issue but they will only get a slap on the bum! I dought that microsoft even has a case its not for the retailers its for the consumers so microsoft get stuffed lol they are about to cry cause PS3 is better hahahaha
Its true, i paid $700 for my 360....NOT!
yeah MS has an army of lawyers on staff (MS gets sued all the time for anti-trust). definitly not a company you want to piss off leagally.
u think u know it all y are on this web site wishing u waited a year longer 4 a PS3 i know i will be playing on my PS3 not agueing itsbetter! whos Knocked out now! ps u havent argued my point at all it still wont win the case (its a crap case also stuped a petti) and sony dont say that its better than the xbox 360 because they dont need to lol
...you should change your name to proudtobearetard. :|
did you mean not to make any sense?
You get knocked the FU(K OUT!!!
haha bring it on.when peter moore comes online talking rubbish no one see`s that huh!if u can`t beat them by console why not try with legal actions..pathetic
sony need some backup from these no it all xbox fan boys
"a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report:" There is a big difference between the talk that has happened thus far and this printout. Sony crossed a legal line on this, and will have to pay, one way or another.
Sony must have thought that they are dealing with a fragile company like Sega in the Dreamcast days. Now they're going to find out the hard way what it is to be bullied.
you got that right. but hay, what you do when your drowning. your going to do all you can do to get back to the top.
What's up my friend? Last night I saw Lucid and your picture on the other site, pretty cool. So how is it over there?
Sue the lying bastards for all you can, make them pay for the way they treat the gaming public. sony are obviously losers, they have to lie about the competition!
How can you _possibly_ defend Sony on this? They have commited slander by knowingly making false claims about a competitor. This is an underhanded tactic and exactly the reason there are laws in place to protect slandered parties. Sony claimed the 360 _required_ things such as an HD-DVD drive to play games in an obvious attempt to sway retailers and consumers into thinking the PS3 was a "good deal". This isn't a game, kids. What Sony did was in violation of U.S. law, plain and simple. When you do something like that, especially against a large company, there will be accountability.
So is advertising X360 as Nex Gen(when it clearly is'nt).Loads of add-ons are need to get X360 upto the same specs as PS3.Sony was merely pointing out that once u spend on the extra's for X360,u could have had a PS3 for less that offers more features for no extra's on top of the PS3 box price.
You wouldn't make a good lawyer ...remind me not to call you. The point is Sony said most of those extra accessories "REQUIRES USER TO BUY" It does not say "REQUIRES USERS TO BUY IF". Which implies they are must buys ...which is lying/misleading ....how ever you want to look at it from there. It is a slanderous marketing scheme. Which I think is good enough to break a few more millions out of SONY if posible but all that will come out of this is a court order to STOP that marketing scheme.
No, they werent merely showing anything you fool. This was an underhanded and decietful move to undermine the XBOX 360, so the so called wanna be ps3 will have a slim chance to survive, especially with all of it's shortages. The XBOX 360 is true next gen., the ps3 is as well, I'd say no to the Wii though but it is close, however, sony was trying to sling a lil mud our way. No, and I mean NOBODY has to buy anything additional from the XBOX 360 premium system at 399.99. That's all we need and that's all I have and I'm having a blast w/the best and I mean the very best with next gen. gameplay and graphics and online downloads as well. Again, don't be and stop being a fool all the time, ok?
xbox IS next gen and doesnt need loads of add ons ps3fan, the fact that it has the ability to evolve and upgrade is a beautiful thing! i have everything i need and ill i bought was the premium pack and a xbox live gold pack, so tell me it isnt next gen when the next wave of games hits the stores! specially GOW not long now!
"So is advertising X360 as Nex Gen(when it clearly is'nt).Loads of add-ons are need to get X360 upto the same specs as PS3.Sony was merely pointing out that once u spend on the extra's for X360,u could have had a PS3 for less that offers more features for no extra's on top of the PS3 box price. " - PS3 Fan Just like that crap PS2 thing that wasn't even close to being with the rest of the generation. I mean really, did you see how many add ons that crap box required to even come close to the level of the Xbox and they still expected you to pay the same price. Still believe your statement PS3 Fan? If you do i want to know how you can explain the PS2 being sold for the same price as the Xbox with half the features being a value when the Xbox 360 sells for nearly half the price of the PS3 with fewer features and you consider it to be a rip off.
Last time I checked most of the new games on the 360 looked better than the PS3's. I read several places that most of the launch games look like sh!t, except for 2. 360 is next-gen right now, by the time the PS3 comes out it will be last-gen. And with the PS3 having less memory than the 360, the 360 games will shine where the Ps3's doesn't. That is why RFOM is not in 1080p, because of memory limitations it is in 720p. By the way all the 360 games I have support 1080 resolutions, insomniac should have made it for the 360 so it could be played the way it was meant to with double the VRAM.
Sony did cross the line with that in saying it's required...not a good move. It's OK for sites to do the comparisons, but when a competitor does it...well, it's not good.
misleading my foot..what about all those so call exclusives microsoft announced..isn`t that misleading too?pro evo ..GTA cough ..cough lying [email protected]
Not as much as Sony lies, I cant believe you still defend Sony after this bullsh*t, I guess your just another BLIND Sony fanboy, You dont seem to realise how much they have fu*ked over their fans.
Yeah ...they both lie. They wouldn't be corporate business if they didn't. But I don't remember them saying GTA was an exclusive for Xbox360. I just recall them saying it would be available the first day it launched for PS3.
I don't see anything wrong with this fact sheet. The data implies that it is a comparison between the consoles in all aspects of features that are offered out of the box, and it does a great job comparing them on paper. Though I hardly think it matters since it is all about performance. Regardless, in no place does it say that you HAVE to purchase the specified items TO PLAY GAMES on that machine. Therefore, I am confident this case will be dismissed. The wording is too general to warrant the theory of a specific intent of attack on Sony's behalf and the data takes the same path.
sony up to no good again. Why do they compare and say that all this stuff is needed, when in fact you really don't need certain things. While sony is feeding you BS about what you need, as of now, in next-gen gaming , MS is giving you more of a choice, which I think is better for comsumers. Anyhow that's why sony's rep is going down the drain. Lies Lies Lies..I would sue to, this is America let's not forget. Trying to undercut the competition is sad. Especially with this pricing scheme.
Microsoft will not win a lawsuit because of this fact sheet. Everything on the sheet is true and Sony never said this is what is needed for gaming. They simply made a comparison of what their system has and what is needed for the competitors to match their specs. Sony's core system comes with a hardrive, hd player, free gaming online. Compared to the xbox core system you'll pay to have a hardrive, you'll pay if you want to watch hd movies, you'll pay for online gaming.(I'm talking multiplayer games like Call of Duty not geometry wars)the only thing that maybe considered misleading is the wireless controller. Some may think that you need to purchase a controller. And let's not forget statements Microsoft has made to the public and is on record. "Sony will not produce any 1080p games this year." "Games don't need extra storage." I would consider those statements misleading, reporting the unkown as facts. It is not the case with this fact sheet.
dude, you may as well just give it a rest. this article is swarming with 360 fans who falsly smell the blood of Sony in the cesspool of misled conjecture. there probably isn't a judge in his right mind who would take such a miniscule matter into consideration. Microsoft would do far more harm to their own public-image and credibility by taking Sony to court over this, than this chart itself could ever hope to do.
two market-leading conglomerates are about to go to court over something this trite, and no other gaming site besides engadget reports on it? i mean, this should be industry-shaking news; gaming's two biggest figure-heads going to court, and only engadget is there to vaguely report about it. no ign, no gamespot, no 1up or computerandvideogame, not even gameindustry or next-gen...not even joystiq (JOYSTIQ, we all KNOW how much they like controversy). wow, engadget must be a pretty prestigious website to be the first and only to break such earth-shattering news to the unbiased public. ;)