Re-Living The Moment Microsoft Was Crushed By Sony

The 3 words floating around the internet after Sony’s E3 press conference were “Sony has won.” Most Xbox fans would totally disagree, although PlayStation fans would know this was a very proud moment for them and for Sony.

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NewMonday1737d ago

when MS announced $499, I thought "[email protected]#k.. Sony will also go $499 or $450 at best" but they went for the jugular, props to them.

darthv721736d ago

sega saturn vs sony playstation all over again.

ATi_Elite1736d ago (Edited 1736d ago )

Microsoft Crushed by Sony.....I laughed so hard.

1. Check the Stock value of each company AFTER E3

MS = $35
Sony =$21

both ticked up After E3 as both systems showed great promise.

Sony is going after Gamers and Gamers ONLY while MS is going for control over your ENTIRE Living Room Entertainment choices which is MS REAL purpose for the Xbox.

MS is NOT Really competing with SOny anymore cause MS is REALLY competing with APPLE.

Apple TV vs. XboxOne is the real battle while Sony and it's PS4 is really all alone, a side note in what MS and Apple are pushing for. TV/cable integrated with Internet and a gateway to either Windows or OSX.

Now as far as JUST GAMES, YES the PS4 looks way more attractive and cheaper until you add the cost of PS MOVE then the price is the same.

ALL this harp on the Price but NO ONE is being reasonable and realizing the Benefits of Kinect while you gotta buy PS MOve separately. Kinect really has some NICE NON Gaming features like voice activated Web browsing.

Then if it wasn't for the fact that 90% of the Games are Multiplats which MS is cool with now MS really isn't loosing anything ESPECIALLY with it's timed Exclusives Deals.

If MS really wanted to they could buy Exclusive rights to Madden, Call of Duty, and GTA and really hurt Sony. Microsoft has that kinda cash. The Timed Exclusive Deals ALONE allow for these 3 games to ALWAYS sell more on the Xbox making Publishers and MS happy.

7 years ago the PS3 when revealed CRUSHED the Xbox360 but MS has sold just as many X360 and games as the PS3 if not more so I really DO NOT understand the rush to declare a Winner when both companies made good ESPECIALLY MS who took away like 50% of SOny's Dominance that they had with the PS2.

It's too early to call a winner especially when MS is really in a battle with Apple this time around, but Silly people don't understand this. MS has ALWAYS since Xbox been marching towards a BIGGER long term goal while SOny was stuck with just a cool gaming system.

The real and ONLY loser is NINTENDO.

Skips1736d ago (Edited 1736d ago )

"YES the PS4 looks way more attractive and cheaper until you add the cost of PS MOVE then the price is the same."

Are you talking about the PS Eye? Becuase it isn't included and is separate and only costs $59.99. -_- With PS4 it's still $459, that's still cheaper than $499 so MATH FAIL bro.

"If MS really wanted to they could buy Exclusive rights to Madden, Call of Duty, and GTA and really hurt Sony."

LMFAO! Only TIMED DLC for GTA ALONE cost $50 MILLION. You obviously have NO FRECKING clue how much it would cost to make GTA or even COD exclusive or hell, even a chance at timed exclusivity. XD

That would literally be in the HUNDREDS of MILLIONS! And that's not even counting the money it would cost for the potential sales lost on PS4 that Microsoft would have to pay. No way in hell would MS spend that much for ONE franchise. XD Delusional as ever kiddo.

"7 years ago the PS3 when revealed CRUSHED the Xbox360"

PS3... vs. 360
1 year late
$200 more expensive
Much less and crap marketing
Harder to program for (Crap 3rd party ports)
Backlash from devs and gamers
Not many 1st party games
HUUUGE loss on every console sold

.....And they still managed to come out on top, with more consoles sold...

PS4... vs. One
Same launch window
$100 cheaper
Much better marketing than before
Super easy to program for (Equal/Better 3rd party games)
Nothing but praise from devs and gamers
No shortage of 1st party games
Loss on console sold is not NEARLY as much

^ This on top of

Not needing Internet every 24hrs
Not needing any unwanted camera to funtion
No required DRM
Much more powerful (50% more raw power)
More compact/name isn't stupid

Just stop talking.... please. You're only embarrassing yourself. -_-

Did you really say Sony's PS3 reveal crushed the Xbox 360's???? LFMAO!!!! ....WOW, JUST WOW. XD

MysticStrummer1736d ago

Crushed as a company? Of course not.

Crushed in terms of E3? Absolutely.

Compare crowd reactions at the price announcements, and listen to the crowd as Sony talks about DRM.

MS had a better show than they have in the last few years, no doubt, but they ended up beaten by their own decisions.

miyamoto1736d ago (Edited 1736d ago )

Sony wins by doing the right thing.
M$ looses by declaring war against the consumer.

Like I told you before people Sony's investment on Blu-ray and its Blu-ray-Cell processor anti-games piracy will pay off in the long term and that time has come.

7 years has passed and still PS3 blu-ray discs are not massively mass produced for piracy unlike Xbox 360 games. Sony has no need for these anti-consumer rights DRM and mandatory installs & security checks.

Microsoft puts the burden of anti-piracy on the consumer instead of dealing with it themselves.

And that is good enough reason for PS4 to combat piracy like PS3 does. This is good news for all game makers and they can have good ROI for their business and a promise of more great games in the future.

YNWA961736d ago

But, publishers do not pirate. Consumers of the piracy sort will always find a way to not pay. That has been a fact in video games since the dawn of re writable media. Its unfortunate but it is what it is. In most other media formats there are other ways to get return on investments. But in video games, its not like Halo, God of war can go on tour and get a return. Same for movies, they are released in Cinema, then later on DVD/bluRay, then the special edition. Our industry is unique, but has its problems. Used game sales, while nice to pick up a game on the cheap, does absolutely nothing for the developer, publisher. This day was inevitable. Sony does have it on its mind, but someday they will do this too, for them they did not want to take the leap just yet.

miyamoto1736d ago (Edited 1736d ago )

Music Industry
Movie Industry
TV industry
Home Video Industry
Video Games industry

Sony is a pillar of these industries.

Sony has already done DRM technology on Blu-ray even before the PS3 was launched.

"Hollywood studios insisted that players be equipped with digital rights management before they would release movies for the new format, and they wanted a new DRM system that would be more secure than the failed Content Scramble System (CSS) used on DVDs."

Sony being in the movie, music and games industry has that business responsibility to keep these industries in good health that is why they are responsible for developers, artists, producers, publishers to operate in healthy, profitable, thriving and growing industries.

Even a 12 year old can understand this logical stance of the PS4.

People just need to be reminded of this:

Sony will take care and nurture these industries that rely on their technological advancement. They will not declare war against the very consumer that supports it.

YNWA961736d ago

In other words, they tried to dominate the market, force products onto you that you did not need (UMD). Only business's they have left worth mentioning are Video games, since 1994, and Movies. Also, they forced the Cell processor on the video games industry too, hence why games rarely looked better, as most developers hated it. Sure they are innovative and do come out with some awesome stuff, which I do buy, also do have PS4 ordered, but c'mom, you people are acting incredibly narrow minded... enjoy what you have, be happy you can have a choice and just be happy in life.... that hard?

kB01736d ago

I think I'll bookmark this:)

WolfOfDarkness1736d ago

" Sony has made a new book in history of Gameing at E3 "

Well done Sony

XabiDaChosenOne1736d ago

My playstation brethren, the time for history to repeat itself is here, the glory days of 70% market share will be upon us within these up coming months. The golden days of gaming is coming back.

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