Submitted by -Mezzo- 779d ago | opinion piece

Sony Just Smacked The Xbox One In The Mouth

Kotaku - Usually, verdicts of "winners" and "losers" coming out of E3 press conferences are little more than armchair pondering. One person's view of some competing events that don't really matter. But today, boy, it's hard seeing Sony's press conference as anything but a punch in the face to Microsoft's Xbox One ambitions. (PS4, Xbox One)

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mp1289  +   779d ago
From the Article: "Seriously, people are going crazy. Twitter and forums are overflowing with people declaring everything from "BEST E3 EVER" to "RIP XBOX ONE"
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gamer42  +   779d ago
As they should.
Xaphy  +   779d ago
Sony knew where to strike Price and no DRM. Thats all they needed.
dedicatedtogamers  +   779d ago
Indeed. I am happy that Sony is doing right by consumers, and I am happy that Microsoft is now going to suffer for being greedy. The only sad part is that loyal Xbox fans are pinched in the middle.

Be nice to 'em, folks. 360 gamers didn't create the Xbox One. Don't mock them for a decision Microsoft made.
pixelsword  +   779d ago
No kidding the Price is right; that was the PS3's price half-way through this gen, give or take.
blitz0623  +   779d ago
Read first paragraph of Jack Tretton's wikipedia page


Aww they changed it back. For those curious, it read:

"Jack committed a murder on June 10th, 2013, with his brutal slaying of Microsoft's Xbox One game console."
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abzdine  +   779d ago
Well most 360 players are PS2 gamers in the past so it shouldn't be hard for them to come back to PS.
Cupid_Viper_3  +   779d ago
I'll leave this here.

a_bro  +   779d ago


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karl  +   779d ago
let the gif RAIN!!!! im actually quite excited to see more of those, some funny days are coming
Muffins1223  +   779d ago
Honestly if they lowered the price to ps4 and got rid of the dmr and used game policy it would be better
miyamoto  +   779d ago
PlaySavior 4
LOL at Muhammad Ali!

I called it... The Thrilla in Manila
Where PS4 knocks out the One million pound gorilla.


Now where is the obligatory Mega Powers vs Mega Bucks reference?

PS4 & Ustream is the future of cable.
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HammockGames  +   779d ago | Funny

If you sit real quiet like you can actually hear the sound of Xbone preorders being canceled...
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Shinuz  +   779d ago
that was actually funny lol
TrevorPhillips  +   779d ago
I can actually hear it all the way from Sydney, Aus.
hduce  +   779d ago
I didn't cancel my Xbox One preorder yet but after seeing the Sony conference I am tempted. By the way, make sure you get to GameStop early because the email just went out that they can take PS4 preorders. I am fortunate enough to know the store manager there and I am already in the system for a PS4 as well. We are not sure how much you have to put down but the Xbox One preorder needed $100 down and was only limited to 8 consoles per store.
badz149  +   779d ago
Gamestop will LOVE SONY
unless they are 1 of those "participating retailers" that M$ talked about
Sitdown  +   779d ago
Why wait gamestop...you can do amazon and not worry about tax, or preorder at best buy and do in store pickup.
Kurt Russell  +   779d ago
Sorry to disappoint guys, but that was the sound of me pre-ordering a PS4 instead ;)

Xbox - Playstation convert right here!
aiBreeze  +   779d ago
And long may it continue. It should never have even got to the point where the best E3 ever is due to a console maker declaring they won't restrict used game sales or require an online connection. Still, for those who love the console war, they must be buzzing right now.
stylishjerk  +   779d ago
best comment so far on Kotaku from Arden:
CoD Ghosts looks amazing! The Next Halo has me already jealous, and I bet it does things in bed that I never would, and I hope you are happy with it.

But you've changed. You've become the stereotypical Abusive Boyfriend and I just don't want to deal with that. The Xbox One is always calling me, always checking in on me and asking where I am. It's clingy, it won't let me go out for very long at all unless I tell it where I'm going. I can't introduce it to my friends, and if I go on a trip with it, after 24 hours it just....stops talking to anyone. It's abusive, it's controlling, and it want's this entire relationship to be on ITS terms. It's not about US anymore, there's no "WE," just whatever the X1 wants. It's a purely one-sided relationship and it's unhealthy.
00  +   779d ago
ha ha
that's perfect.
telekineticmantis  +   779d ago
What conference were these people watching?
Microsoft had all the games...
GenericNameHere  +   779d ago
And Sony had the indie games, the PS3 games, the PS4 games, the Final Fantasy and the Kingdom Hearts III and the face-smacking they delivered on Microsoft's Xbone.
NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   779d ago
@telekeneticmantis Sir with all due respect. Us playstation gamer have the least worry regarding exclusive games on our beloved future console. Why, well if you haven't been living under a rock for the past 5 years us ps3 gamers have been getting multiple exclusives and new ip's throughout the years. So much that we are still getting 2 more new ip's this year on the ps3 and 1 more ps3 exclusive and a possibility for one extra ip to show up this year for the ps3. So you see we have the slightest of worries regarding exclusives because Sony owns multiple studios that devote themselves to create quality stories with innovative gameplay that will undoubtedly also become the norm in the ps4 era. I can see that you have been suffering from years and years of drought when it comes to new ip's I'll let you soak it all in and I do wish you savor these promised exclusives because if history repeats itself you will be starved at a later point. Bon Voyage
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kenshiro100  +   779d ago
Sony whooped some a** in that conference.
SockeyBoy  +   779d ago
I find this E3 very sad for 2 reasons:

1.Sony didn't show many exclusive games, started charging for multiplayer, showing off TV apps, talking about sports, having exclusive dlc or content, but won everyone with not having drm/restrictions.

and 2. Microsoft were fantastic by showing off a lot of exclusives, giving away 2 games a month for gold members, having one gold membership per console (upto 10 people), but having console and user restrictions...

I'm lost for words, does anyone else see the irony?!
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Mikeyy  +   779d ago
PS + Has always, and will continue to give away free games every month.

And It carries over.
Y_5150  +   779d ago
Trying to make the Xbox conference look better I see? Sony and Microsoft showed some great exclusives but obviously Microsfot counted it for us, they had 13 exclusives showned. Sony showed I don't how many but more exclusives were for PS3 than 360, and around the same amount of exclusives for the next gen consoles (Not including PS4 indie titles, there were ALOT!)
Sony's sports and TV weren't nearly as long as from Xbox one's reveal. PS+ has always been a great value so although the news for paying for online mp sucks, atleast PS4 gamers do not have to deal with all those restrictions.
SockeyBoy  +   779d ago
@ Y
No I'm not trying to make the MS conference look better at all I think they were both good and horrible in there own ways. IMO if MS didn't have the restrictions on the X1, the console would be a hands down winner for me. I'm really f***ing angry at the way MS are handling the next gen. But what is MS loss is Sony's gain, and good on Sony for not choosing that path.
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telekineticmantis  +   779d ago
Microsoft had
a much better conference in My Opinion, but I'm almost afraid to get it, with all the restrictions and "Big Brother" policies they have for it.
Hatsune-Miku  +   779d ago
sony destroyed microsoft. anyone or should i say any gamer who wants xbox 0ne over ps4 is an idiot, full stop.
bullymangLer  +   779d ago
yep, sony kicked microsoft in the nadz at this E3 event, even though both parties had completely different SAME looking games < sony still had them more bad ass games.

Tomorrow both sony and microsoft will see a REAL show though.

Let the schooling begin <
GenericNameHere  +   779d ago
If Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV make it on the Wii U too, and new Smash/3D Mario/brand new Zelda/F-Zero/StarFox/Metroid/D onkey Kong on to of that, I'll agree with you and say Nintendo SCHOOLED Microsoft and Sony. If not, I'm still gonna be über happy.

FFXV and KHIII on PS4, and new Smash on Wii U? WELCOME, GEN 8!!
weekev15  +   779d ago
I totally agree. I never thought wed be in a position where Nintendo is in a position to win e3 with no conference.

All they need to do is show the titled we know theyll show. Throw some 3rd party love in (KH3, MGS and GTA would do) and jit a price drop. Maybe highlight that online is FREE on WiiU and they win...
Shinuz  +   779d ago
Well seriously I do have to agree the PS4 is the better option but I wouldn't go as far as calling someone an idiot just because he prefers microsoft's exclusive.
jaredhart  +   779d ago
Kingthrash360  +   779d ago
I feel like something died today...
GiggMan  +   779d ago
The subject matter and your avatar pic is priceless.
Kingthrash360  +   779d ago
thanks man, I drew the avatar myself....kinda like ms killed themselves.. only it took ms less time to do so.
bullymangLer  +   779d ago
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Starbucks_Fan  +   779d ago
bitch slap!
first1NFANTRY  +   779d ago
M$ fails and the console hasn't even been released. The masses have spoken. only clueless fanboys want the ShaftBone
MysticStrummer  +   779d ago
I'd bet at least some of the MS diehards on here don't want a One either, but pretend they do to get a reaction from people.
HammockGames  +   779d ago
Speaking of which, I haven't seen any comments from the usual M$ apologists since the Sony conference concluded.


Or perhaps they're rocking themselves back and forth in a dark corner somewhere.
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first1NFANTRY  +   779d ago
probably the latter lmao
kenshiro100  +   779d ago
They're probably slamming their keyboards against the wall or something. :)
DigitalRaptor  +   779d ago
Look around dude, there's loads of the idiots.

They're like "didn't you see? Microsoft were all about the games."

And all I can think of is CaptainPicardFacepalm.jpg

These morons are still going to enable MS's restrictions and publishers to control our physical ownership, and the ability to play games as we should be able to.

I don't like calling people stupid when I don't really know them, but that is the impression I get from anyone who supports the Xbox One at this point. You'd have to be ridiculously stupid or ridiculously selfish to support it.
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mattmatt_  +   779d ago
What happened to Microsoft "Killing" Sony at E3?
THE-COMMANDER  +   779d ago

I guess we all know who killed who now!

RandomDude655  +   779d ago
Microsoft is delusional
Sitdown  +   779d ago
They did....they killed them with kindness. ;-)
infamousinfolite  +   779d ago
Straight Opposite!

Sony said:
1. We support used games.
2. No online check-in once everyday.
3. Yes you can lend your games freely.
4. Oh and the PS4 is Three and Ninety-Nine... Dollars.
DJMarty  +   779d ago

Gameatholon  +   779d ago
I love the title of the article, however if someone had said something akin to this on one of the topic discussions they would have been labeled a troll.

Love it. :)

Sony did a great job this E3, and they got a hell of an applause when they announced that they would not be pulling all that ANTI-Consumer nonsense a certain company is doing.

Although I would have liked to seen some more, E3 is just beginning.

As much as I hate to say it, it is going to be extremely difficult for Sony to top that 399$, no DRM reveal.

Good for you guys, this is not just a win for Sony, this is a WIN for gamers. Keep up the good fight.

I cannot wait to see some of the one on one interviews.
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Biohazard8860  +   779d ago
Sony has beaten them!
HammockGames  +   779d ago
Most importantly they demonstrated that restrictive DRM is not something they support, and therefore help prevent it from becoming the norm.

From a gamer perspective - regardless of platform preference - that is absolutely a reason to go with a PS4 over an Xbone.

A real win for gamers.
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Biohazard8860  +   779d ago
A win indeed my friend :)
wenaldy  +   779d ago
Blazer102  +   779d ago
They killed at the end with $399...Sony marketing is amazing with this video http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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MsmackyM  +   779d ago
The SpyBox One has taken a fatal blow. It will be interesting to see how much M$ will have the media spin this.
RandomDude655  +   779d ago
Why renting games is bad?
Why Sony didn't price higher?
Why Lack of Kinect will hurt Sony?

ginsunuva  +   779d ago
Too many games?
Core games too hard; TV easier to play.
Slanted console disadvantageous.
RandomDude655  +   779d ago
lol at slanted console disadvantage...
Microsoft cares about you by checking in every 24 hours, why doesn't Sony?
Mikeyy  +   779d ago
Surely the NFL Season pass will sway gamers to the xbone

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maniacmayhem  +   779d ago
They definitely did and this is exactly what we needed to hear. Even though they still said it is up to the devs and publishers lets hope that the applause and roar of satisfaction lets them know that NO ONE wants restrictions or rules of any kind when it comes to games consumers buy.

I do hope Gamefly drops all things MS as another middle finger to their policies.
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kalkano  +   779d ago
I think it is still up to the publishers. The no DRM he mentioned was very specific about being for disc-based games.

So, basically, if a publisher wants DRM, they'll only release the game in digital form.

Don't get me wrong. I'm still thrilled about this. I just will never buy a digital version, if this is true (although, I never do, anyway).
Tundra  +   779d ago
It's already game over. FFXV and KH3 for PS4 along with PS4/PC multiplat and it's $100 bucks cheaper than XB1.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   779d ago
Thhose games arent exvlusive to ps4 if you go back and look at the conference he says coming to ps4 didnt say exclusive. If you google those games you will see them listed for xbox one. Edit @ tundra no insentive just telling a person that those games aren't exclusive...im getting a ps4 maybe we can game it up or something.
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Tundra  +   779d ago
And what incentive do I have to get them on XB1?

Worse price point, weaker hardware, DRM.

I'm not seeing the advantage here.
Ares90  +   779d ago
swishersweets20031  +   779d ago
im with you on that one
Hicken  +   779d ago
That's about the only downside I'm seeing so far. Maybe we'll get lucky and it'll be conditional or something like that, dependant upon the game, or Gaikai, or something.

It currently doesn't affect me, since I've got Plus through 2015. And I assume the deals and things will be extended to the PS4. Still, I wasn't too happy to hear they're charging for any online at all.
marcelliuss1  +   779d ago
I guess u did`t see the part where Sony said they are charging for online.
Ares90  +   779d ago
I didn't miss it. You are just not understanding my point.
Rogerandtherabbits  +   779d ago
Where are all those xbox fanboys now.
Gameatholon  +   779d ago
What would they say, what argument could they possibly use? I can only see extreme cases defending the system, and even then it is going to be blind loyalism.

The comments before tonight were along the lines of

"SONY will support the same DRM policies as XBONE, you're all *Expletive* if you think otherwise"

I imagine those fans are probably shaking their heads right about now, in total and utter disbelief.

I am a gamer, I have no loyalty to one system, I am loyal to games and the cause. I love my ps3 and my vita.

I happen to also own an Xbox360, (they're cheap and I like RPGS, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Infinite Discovery etc)

But I refuse to support a company that practices Anti-Consumerist policies.

PS4 is for Gamers.
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Karpetburnz  +   779d ago
Crying in shame I suppose, some of them are trying to damage controll this lol, let the tears flow xbots.
badkolo  +   779d ago
here, the show stunk, lets be hinest, were r the games, were is your free multiplayer, all gone. thewy showe more multi plat then anyting else and yeah 100 cheaper, why?? the drm thing is nonsense
Gameatholon  +   779d ago
You do know that E3 is all week right? There is literally only so much one can shove into their 90minute show.

Sony unveiled their system, their policies and their price point, not to mention quite a few titles, and it is only day 1. I am sorry, but I respectfully disagree with you.
Gameatholon  +   779d ago
I looked at a couple of your comments from tonight, and seriously don't you have anything else to do beside troll Sony about how the show was?

Every comment you posted tonight was a variation of the same comment "sony show stunk"

badkolo  +   779d ago
it did, ms was the better show, you guys arent cheering because the ps4 is a better console or has better games, your cheering over drm nonsense and 100 price difference but ignoring the psn+ now needed for online and the lack of features that separate to from xbox one. sony killed it at the reveal, ms floundered, but tonight , sony stunk and ms killed it, they brought the games and mopre games and i wasnt falling asleep watching the ms show
badkolo  +   779d ago
here is a grown up look at it, sony showed games, some new movies and tv shows we will get and multi plat games, the fb feature
thats it

ms, showed us all the x1 can do tv wise and feature wise, skype, and everything else it can do plus the voice features and all the other stuff like snap tv while gaming and instant in and out of games.
then at e3 it was all games, exclusives and multi and more games and more games.
TrevorPhillips  +   779d ago
Left n right Sony's uppercut him em up! :L
FAT MAN GO BOOM  +   779d ago

where did they all go????

yesmynameissumo  +   779d ago
Hey! JokesOnYou! Where you hidin'?
MysticStrummer  +   779d ago
I saw him in another article's comments. He admitted he was wrong and very surprised that PS4 had no DRM.

greenpowerz on the other hand... well, he's special.
ThatsGaming  +   779d ago
Its funny....

"Gaming is about the games"...

How come everyone is in a tizzy about console price, DRM, online multi-player being free, etc. then?

From a games perspective we have a lot to look forward to...

Both consoles appear to have Witcher 3, Battlefield 4, Destiny, FFXV, Kingdom Hearts 3, Elder Scrolls Online, NBA 2K14, Mad Max, MGS V, Assassin's Creed IV, and Watch Dogs.

Xbox One has a better exclusive retail list.

They sawed off the downloadable list.

Sony had a better indie list.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   779d ago
I disagree.
Karpetburnz  +   779d ago
Microsoft better exclusives? That's you opinion.

But in my opinion , Killzone, Infamous, Drive Club, Knack and that other 1886 game, forgot what it's called, all looked better than quantum break, forza 5, Ryse and that spark game or whatever it's called, TitanFall is multiplatform
ThatsGaming  +   779d ago
Titanfall is exclusive to X1 according to Xbox Wire...

ThatCanadianGuy514  +   779d ago
Titan fall is on PC.It's not exclusive.
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PANTHER1030  +   779d ago
A punch...no no no...it was a fatality.

strigoi814  +   779d ago
nukes has been dropped commander...bitch slapped hard to remember their name sir
MasterD919  +   779d ago
I firmly believe MS is having a meeting tomorrow morning and making a subtle change to one of these policies that Sony shoved in their face today.

Sony's showing wasn't spectacular by any means but they certainly slayed MS by acknowledging what they did wrong and that launch price is perfect for sweeping in pissed off 360 fans. That was quite impressive. It will only benefit them.
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BlaqMagiq24  +   779d ago
A moment of silence for the Xbox One

Eh who am I kiddin? Sony, piss on Xbox One's grave
Rockdown  +   779d ago
X-Box preorder; swiftly cancelled.
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Geezus  +   779d ago
Dang ps4 fans are out good for yall cant lie tho still rolling with the One (personal preference)
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bcrazy18  +   779d ago
Listen, I've had an Xbox since the first Xbox and I haven't decided which one I'm going to get next. It's funny though... How all the Sony fanboys all bitch at MS for the fee for online gaming and now PS added the same exact thing for the same price. MS could very well within the next month realize what they have isn't going to work and change it all up.. Take away the mandatory check-ins, etc. Also, the One does allow used games to be played, it just uses a licensing feature similar to Steam for cpu's. I guarantee if they lower the price and take away the mandatory check ins every 24 hrs.. the tides will turn. Microsoft had the better conference today overall.. the only part that killed them was the price... simple as that... no PSfanboys, feed on this for a few as I know you will...
juggulator  +   779d ago
All the No DRM has made folks forget that there's 8GB of GDDR5, a better processor and better graphics card in the PS4 not to mention an architecture that easier to develop for.

You can check that here: http://bgr.com/2013/05/22/x...

Sony just added icing on the cake with allowing the sale and purchase of used games, no always online, and at $100 less. It looks to be a straight check mate. MS can cut the price but then there's still red tape with DRM and always online. If they start removing those policies they'll be tearing away at their business model that they've obviously built on a pillar of hope for quite some time. Plus their true intentions have been revealed so a change of policies will just be desperate attempt to salvage their user base.

Don't get me wrong I have no problem with preference for your console of choice but buying an XBone just doesn't seem justifiable.
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