Over on Twitter, Shuhei Yoshida trolled Microsoft with one simple tweet.
Just saw this a few minutes ago. The guy can't help himself I guess. It's funny, seven years ago they (Sony) were in the same position. It's good to see that they've learned from their mistakes and developed a sense of humor as well. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go watch South Park for instructions on how to freeze myself until November 15th.
Don't do it. Otters will smash you like clams on their bellies.
Ha! Who disagreed with that?
Well he can still do it if he has a reliable friend watch over him. Cartman was unlucky in that sense. Otters are a worst case scenario.
I thought that was just a myth?! Science damn you, Time child!
"Shuhei Yoshida trolls Microsoft on Twitter, shows that one number is indeed greater than another" I don't get why the higher number trolling is so important. by that same logic apple's 5th addition to the Iphone is better than the playstation portable? ....no. Does this mean that resident evil 6 is the best of the franchise? no. does this mean that call of duty is better than all shooters out there because they're on the 8th? no. so what does this logic apply too?
what's interesting is no mention of japan, there home country!
@thehierarchy What? your comment makes no sense. none. zero. I'm guessing it is because you didn't click the article link to twitter. the numbers Shu refers to are actually quite significant. I'll never understand how some people can think they know everything about a story just by the headline.
yeah, again it's just I've just been hearing that troll used a lot on this site. ....i can find at least 30 articles with people saying it. that's all i'm saying.
I think Yoshida is getting an Xbox One. Ask him in December, he'll tell you .
@TheHierarchy: He's not saying Playstation 32 is greater than XBOX 13. He's saying launching in 32 countries is greater than launching in 13 countries. ^ Those kind of numbers are significant. That is a totally different kind of comparison than iterations of something.
Pathetic Microsofie is ph-pathetic. Is TheHierarchy seriously that dmb?
@trafalger I figured they're saving that date for TGS as well as some games, so far it's been a very western/european developers line-up announced for ps4. At least... I'm hoping they have good news for the Japanese at TGS. 0_0
Technically, it's not trolling unless he deliberately posts it on the Xbox twitter page. He wasn't talking to Microsoft or its fanbase. So some people bellow need to relax (@come_bom). Shuhei Yoshida is far from being a "jackass". Seriously, all he said was 32>13 and you guys are freaking out.
Who wants to predict when the first months data of each consoles units sold comes out, the go to excuse for xbone's low sales will be "Oh well they only launched in 13 countries, PS4 had 32 countries worth of sales to go off". Although we'll have to wait until that time comes and then do the math to see if this is an actual valid excuse, and if it is then feel free to throw it around :P 'And in a dark board room in the deepest reaches of MS HQ, an executive is laughing maniacally; because in actuality this is the real reason they're launching in less than half the countries Sony is. So they can use this excuse themselves for the inevitable low sales to shareholders... "MWAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!", said the happy executive softly to himself... ...' That last part is just a joke, please don't beat me up :(
@TheHierarchy Going by your comment of CoD.. They're on their 8th but i'm pretty sure BF is on something like 10 by now..
What's the difference how many countries the system launches in? If the system sells out in the regions launched in they will have a larger market share in that region seeing as they are not spread to thin. It can be spun positively too.
Ps4 has more preorders, so it's very unlikely that Xbox One will outsell it in its measly 13 regions to PS4's 32. So, no, there isn't any way to positively spin it with any sort of sound logic.
"Ps4 has more preorders" Source? I don't believe either company has quoted a number. Sony said more than a million preorders but MS has not said a word. If you are going to go off 1 site like Amazon and not know stock allocations I can't see how that statement can be anywhere close to fact.
Amazon is far from the only site/retailer reporting higher pre-orders.
@GiantEnemyCrab M$ silence says it all. If they have more than 1 million they would have said it.
And that's amazon in the USA MS' best market. If Sony is beating them there, then surly there beating them in other regions, amazon uk also has PS4 ahead MS' second biggest market. So there losing in there 2 largest markets, that don't spell win to me. What ever one has the most consoles available for purchase will win, at least in the short term
so preorder numbers are now based off "silence says it all" interesting
IF both sell out in all the regions they are sold in, sony will have sold a hell of a lot more.
@papashango Game companies ALWAYS announce the million mark as soon as they reach it. You're kidding yourself if you think a corporation like Microsoft would withhold such an important benchmark.
You guys all missed the point of what I was saying. I was just pointing out that if both MS and Sony had 4 million units to sell and MS sold those to 13 different regions while Sony sold to 32 then MS would have a larger market in those particular markets. Of course Sony would have sold more in the markets where MS isn't selling though. BTW: why can't I edit my posts sometimes?
Now if someone from MS corporation were to pull something like this N4Sony would blow up!!! MS shows professionalism and respect the competition unlike others....
If, if, if...people who complain about N4G being "N4Sony" always create stupid little "if" situations. Look at the facts instead. Things are the way they are because of the actions that Sony and Microsoft have taken respectively. No fantasy "if" situation will change that.
Someone doesn't remember the boat or the beer... Or really anything Aaron Greenburg has been saying since forever.
I been a member here for awhile now, and when I first started this place was nothing but playstation hate... Shoes on the other foot now and all I hear is xbots crying. I'm sorry but if you can dish it out, you better be able to take it in return.
Funny as hell, but it seems Sony still lacks investments in the marketing department. Twitter message? When Microsoft trolled Sony last gen for late release in Europe they did it ON A BOAT: http://www.joystiq.com/2007... Now that's taking pro trolling to the next level.
This is hilarious,and they keep doing this kind of stuff. Finally fighting back against all the crap that MS has been saying about them over the years. They deserve to be trolled.
LOL @ Sony!
what a douchebag- i don't know why he trolls msoft after the 20 exclusives that ps3 has coming are mostly indies and most are timed exclusives LMFAO... its pathetic and msoft has more AAA titles coming in their first year. The indie titles on ps4 make arcade titles like killer instinct and crimson dragon look AAA. But i don't hear msoft trolling- Really this guy has to keep it classy. The sony gamescom was horrible in terms of ps4 and vita (save for the long needed vita price cut)... microsoft dropped a gamechanger and fifa included with every console. The best selling franchise in europe - Thats huge and in europe's eyes this just greatly increased the value of xbox one- so what buying ps4 and fifa saves you 40$ but guess what i get kinect- and with it features that will never be available on ps4- so for 40$ extra it's a damn good deal and it is the best thing msoft could've done- Actually i am pissed we don't get something like this in america but whatever. Most importantly the fact that call of duty has dedicated servers on x1 and not ps4 is huge- this means you can play massive 50 -player online multiplayer without lag, without cheaters or lag switchers- and yes it is because of msoft's 11 billion dollar cloud infrastructure and this just made all the difference for those call of duty ps3 players.
Lol The jabs just keep coming.
And judging by the phantom disagrees, the MS faithful don't take too kindly to verbal jabs via social media. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
He's just practicing what he'll be doing on the "Social Network System" (PS4)
Nah it's not surprising. Sony execs are only acting like their fanbase. It's what the fanbase responds to; it's what they want and expect.
Lol. Only acting like the fanbase, ohhhh please stop be having as if MS is so holier than thou. Aaron Greenburg was one of the biggest trolls along with Shane Kim, lets not forget balmer, MS gets the jabs because the company has been flipping on everything they came out with, its hard to follow a company with no clear vision. And its not a jab if its factual, if you cant stand the facts, maybe MS should have been clear about the message about the xbox one this negative perception is all MS's doing, dont get mad its in the spotlight.
I'm sure Microsoft if real worried sleeping on their beds made of 1000 USD bills
The jabs from the Japs :P
i love every goddamn second of it...
Enjoy it, because the pendulum always swings back the other way...
Pendulum? This is more like a boulder smashing down on a flat surface. It ain't moving.
I think we are already on the back swing here.
That's just the nature of the marketing beast. Overall they've been getting an overwhelming positive response from fans, so they're keeping up with the jabs. Yes it's the occasional low blow, but most people find it funny. I'm guilty of that as well, I laughed when they showed their info trailer on how to share used games with friends at E3.
Lol It's so good. *eats popcorn*
Lol the jabs keep on coming xD.
PS4 will dominate.
A million pre-orders are inclined to agree with you. I wonder why MS didn't release any numbers? I guess they just forgot, silly little fellers that they are. Ha!
Didn't he say that the PS4 WILL dominate?
@360ICE Get a dictionary and look up the word 'inclined'
@neoMAXMLC Oh, I got that. Otherwise they actually would have been at a disagreement. For some reason I just couldn't get my head around someone supporting an argument in a reply. My bad. Aaaaand I replied to the wrong person. Sorry everyone. I should take more time doing this. Or maybe way less time.
Someone tell that fool to go worry about his launch lineup lol
Someone go tell MS to worry about the next five or six years. Sony has plenty of studios that have, time and again, proven themselves with great games. MS has a bunch of rookie studios and DLC exclusives.
As of May 2013 Sony as a company have a market value of $17.6 billion dollars... quite impressive Microsoft have a market value of $234.8 billion dollars... around 14 times the value of Sony Out of the two companies only one of those need to worry about the next 5-6 years... and thats Sony. If the X1 fails to reach the goal set out do you really think MS will sit back and do nothing, you know as well as i do that MS can sell each console they make over the next 2 years at a loss, like they did with the 360, so before you start looking into the future please consider what each company can do and cant do, this isnt a jab at the PS4... just putting things into perspective
lol exactly. If I wasn't such an loyal PS fan. I would have been getting the XB1. Their Launch lineup looks great and they have alot of interesting games lined up for 2014 that aren't unannouced.
I would take infamous second son over any Xbone launch game....
You might as well jump ship then.... KZ:SF trumps all Xbox One's games. All other PS4 launch games are a bonus...
The x1 launch lineup is way better than the ps4 and every1 knows this... I think every1 on this forums love drive club and f2p mmo's that are already on PC... and @Ryu KZ:SF trumps everythign? what are u basing this off? graphcal power? or the previous games in the series which despite being beautiful to look at they didnt do anything spectacular or introduce anything new to the fps genre or narrative... Kz is an average FPS with above average graphics... The overall experience offered will struggle to be on Par with other FPS on both consoles..
Whats wrong with their launch line up You know people keep saying that along with that their gamescom was disappointing but really Sony are winning this without even mentioning what their top studios are working on. NaughtyDog, Sony Santa Monica, Guerrilla Games, Media Molecule etc. While Microsoft blew most of their top game reveals at E3, your not going to see more about Sunset Overdrive and Halo, hell even Quantum Break untill next E3. They have their launch up, all their indie titles and once the PS4 comes out and we start enjoying those games deep down at least we'll know that there's still a lot more to come to keep on supporting them. It's a smart move in my opinion To me if they announced what their other studios were working on it would be a waste in a business sense. They can keep these new games untill later on once we've finished or enjoyed what the start of the PS4 lineup has to offer. Besides didn't people make fun of Sony years ago because it's lack of interest in Indie devs or the fact they had none. Now people are moaning about it, come on guys make up your mind.
I admire Sony that they give new devs a chance to prove themselves. I was kind a bored first half of the presentation - but the truth is, Sony announced quite a few new titles for the PS4 after. It's only fair those got the prime time - we already know the block busters. Shadow of the Beast seems to be quite alright. War Thunder looks good too. Not sure what Helldivers will be, or Rime, "Everybody's gone to the Rapture" is running CryEngine - at least this looks promising for the eyes - and Housemarque is always convincing: Resogun. Those aren't even the indie titles, and yet we have 7 unannounced games in that list. Event those aren't all. I think the PS4 will do just fine. I'm looking forward to what Santa Monica will come up with, or ND, or even Guerilla's second franchise. We don't need to have everything first day, don't we? Slow and steady is fine with me.
but then there is no reason to buy day one console.. if all decent games have yet to be announced or are going to be relased 4-6 months down the line whats the point? The majority of the indie games ps4 is getting are just ports or remakes.. which is what i think Sony is going to focus on as its cheap to make with large profit... Hell end of ps3 there was far to many ports and remakes... And you say Ms blew most of there games at e3 but knowing a game in a proven series is in development gives incentive to buy that console.. if you liked the uncharted series and the halo series and you knew there was a halo game in the making but no the other you would buy the Confirmed game for that console... Not telling what all ur Studios are up to is a major dissapointment as e3 / gamescom etc only come around once a year... and people arnt gonna spend £329 on a console on a hypothetical Uncharted game.. theyll spend the extra knowing a game they like is going to be released
@thetruthx1, Your username. @JP1368 Microsoft will have a slow start, but they will start gaining momentum as the years go on. PS4 just seems to have the better lead right now, and Microsoft doesn't have a bunch of rookie studios, a good amount of talented ones in fact. @-Mika- You never say anything positive about Sony, should have never posted. Then again, you are Mika after all. @-Foxtrot I agree, Sony has a lot of launch games that appeal to many different types of gamers. In the end, both consoles have good launch games that will keep people busy until they release new games next year.
"Microsoft doesn't have a bunch of rookie studios, a good amount of talented ones in fact." *Jay Z Voice* We don't believe you, you need more people...
MICROSOFT-AAA=Deadrising 3,Forza, Ryse, KI Sony-AAA=Knack, Killzone SF, Driveclub, DCUo
There is also unannouced games from Naught Dog,Santa Monica,Guirella Games and more.I am Pretty sure sony will not let MS gain Momentum in this gen.
Someone remind MS fans about MS's console history. They seem to have short memories. As I've said before, neither has a great exclusive in their launch lineup imo. If I had to pick one from each side it would be Ryse and Killzone, but I wouldn't buy either one of those games on launch day. No matter which console I bought I'd be getting BF4 and Watch Dogs. But... buying a PS4 and PS+, I'll be playing those two games... and PS+ Drive Club... and DC Universe... and Warframe... and within a few months I'd be playing Planetside 2... and Warthunder... and Outlast... without buying another game, though by that time I'd probably buy Killzone anyway. I don't see how anyone thinks MS's offering out of the gate tops that, but to each their own.
yeah also someone need to tell him to worry about cloud dedicated servers KILLER FEATURE for Xbox One make the console feel like a Real Nextgen Machine, every online game will play better on X1, let alone a game like TitanFall which cannot be done on any other system except x1 for that matter
Lmao, um Titan Fall is PC... aaaaaaaaaaaand Xbox 360. Secondly PS4 has dedicated servers thanks to Gaikai's Network infrastructure being built into PSN for Both Vita and PS4. Something they went into detail at the PS4 reveal in feb. Again the xbox o