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Microsoft/Xbox Congrats Sony on PS4 Launch

Congrats PlayStation.
From, #Xbox. (Microsoft, PS4, Sony, Xbox One)

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ChipdiddyChip  +   255d ago
Not sure if this is serious or sarcasm but if this is serious, respect to Microsoft.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   255d ago
Pretty sure this is just a sincere congratulations. Happy next gen everyone, woooooooh!

................*has to wait until the 29th*
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xHeavYx  +   255d ago
I think it's not sarcastic, but more of an obligatory thing to do.

MS Rep 1: "Are you sure we have to post it?"
MS Rep 2: "Well, yes... I guess"
MS Rep 1: "But... It's Playstation, and we..."
MS Rep 2: "I know, just do it"
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ABizzel1  +   255d ago
@Lukas

I shall send you PM's of me enjoying my PS4 everyday until the 29th to make the wait even more unbearable

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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Septic  +   255d ago
@Heavy

Give it up mate. I can't believe you're trying to downplay this too

smh

Respect to MS. Classy
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shivvy24  +   255d ago
this happened to me a few months ago
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I was hoping it would last this gen but few months short :/ YLOD just after
lucky I still have a slim
DiRtY  +   255d ago | Well said
@heavy

Some people... MS could cure cancer and you would complain about all those doctors losing their jobs.

Nice and classy move by MS. Nothing less.
ABizzel1  +   255d ago
@Lukas

I'm sorry I don't know what came over me.

http://images2.wikia.nocook...
abzdine  +   255d ago
must be Rubenstein who wrote this :D
KillrateOmega  +   255d ago
@xHeavYx

Yeah, man. Even I have to admit that you're laying it on a little thick now...or should I say 'heavy'?

LOL puns
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Anarki  +   255d ago
Gaming the only thing which makes me hate being European... We get everything last, usually.
Shake_Zula  +   255d ago
It's all mutual! I mean, if you really think about it, the PS1 and PS2 laid the foundation for the Xbox and the 360, which in turn pushed Sony to create the PS3 and PS4.

Being somewhat of a Sony fanboy, I can admit that the 360 pretty much won the majority of this gen's gamers' money and hearts. However, the next generation looks poised to give the PS4 the crown if not for some time. To M$'s credit, they made some pretty awesome changes to their console from feedback from gamers, but in reality, it wouldn't have been possible if Sony's PS4 wasn't there to define a difference. So, as gamers let's just enjoy the ride for now, enjoy our games, and be ready to shout some more when the PS5 and X2 are set to be revealed.
kiz2694  +   255d ago
Same Lukas, it sucks to be in the UK/Europe. :(
darthv72  +   255d ago
@lukas & kiz. At least you guys can get yours when it launches in EU. i have to wait until after the 1st of the year.

Lack of $$ is holding me back. Although, I do have some credit in my paypal/bill me later account. Enough to get me one but....damn that is a tough call to make.

Do i want to run up my credit bill to get a PS4 or do i want to pay it off and improve my credit score????

decisions...decisions
egidem  +   255d ago
It would be very hilarious if Sony congratulated Microsoft for...launching late??
FriedGoat  +   255d ago
God, it's not "CLASSY" it's just standard PR and a way to get some free publicity. Welcome to the internet.
kreate  +   255d ago
@heavy

I think it was a funny comment. Ppl are too serious.
Pogmathoin  +   255d ago
Typical Xheavy response... like I said, why he have so many bubbles I do not know... Please answer Mods... Can open my PS4 in couple of hours..!!!!
mightyhokie  +   255d ago
ABizzel...who could 'dislike' that comment? Damn. Its gotten so you can't even rib someone anymore! I can't wait until the 22 (I'm American) to get my hands on an X1 (hopefully). I didn't get to preorder it so who knows when I'll get one. My room is already set up for it though!

But back to my point...who could 'dislike' your comment. Obviously you are just giving us xbox 1 people a hard time. sheesh!
P0werVR  +   255d ago
Such congratulations ONLY means that Microsoft is going to start kicking MAJOR butt starting next week.

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seanpitt23  +   255d ago
Got to give credit where credit is due!!
tagan8tr  +   255d ago
Ummm how easy we forget

http://n4g.com/news/31285/m...
ChrisW  +   255d ago
Any good sport gives congrats...

Despite cheap shot blows about how to trade games.
lastofgen  +   255d ago
I don't see any hints of sarcasm, so I assume they're just congratulating them.
miklo84  +   255d ago
Classy. Can't wait for XBone next week!!!!
Narutone66  +   255d ago
Why would there be sarcasm? It's a sincere congratulatory message to Sony. Even Yosp replied back that it's MS's turn next week.
Pro_TactX  +   255d ago
@1

I am sure it is serious. Its the fans who believe there is some kind of holy war between the console manufacturers, not the manufacturers themselves. Microsoft and Sony are competitors in some areas, and partners in others. Notice I said competitors, and not mortal enemies.
harrisk954  +   255d ago
Please... MS is just trying to get some media attention during the PS4 launch. It is a "don't forget about us" thing since Sony has been dominating the web for the past week.
hankmoody  +   255d ago
They always give the competition their props. I wouldn't be so quick as to write this off as marketing. Didn't Shuhei praise MS just earlier this week?
SlapHappyJesus  +   255d ago
That's totally what it was /s

Classy move by Microsoft.
Both companies push each other to improve and I do believe there is a mutual respect for each other as businesses and as competitors.
Tiechie  +   255d ago
Hats off to Microsoft, shame the people aren't like this.
ltachiUchiha  +   255d ago
Ive always been more a playstation fan even though ive owned every system out of the big 3 since the snes days but got really tired of seeing the same bs from all sides and it will prolly never stop but I have alot of respect for All the head guys for all 3 companies especially when they congradulate each other. Just shows the RESPECT they have for each other.

I hope microsoft can bounce back strong aswell despite their mistakes. U know what they say, u can make mistakes in life & fall down but the only way to learn from that & to progress is to get back up & push to get better. I think microsoft will do that & it will only benefit the gaming industry as a whole aslong as there is good competition between these companies.

Hope everyone who bought a ps4 is happy & I hope those who buy an xbox one enjoy their console aswell. Lets all hope that its a great launch for both companies. Game on peepz.
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joe90  +   255d ago
I think this is an actually congrats.

MS and Sony are in the same business and both should have respect for what each other are doing.
AaronMK  +   255d ago
MMA fighters, muay thai fighters, etc. can have insane amounts of respect for opponents while pummeling the crap out of each other in the ring. Why is it so hard to believe that the Sony and Microsoft higher ups could also have sincere respect for each other as well?
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FunkMacNasty  +   255d ago
"MMA fighters, muay thai fighters, etc. can have insane amounts of respect for opponents while pummeling the crap out of each other in the ring. Why is it so hard to believe that the Sony and Microsoft higher ups could also have sincere respect for each other as well?"

The difference is that the actual competitors usually have the utmost of respect for each other... its mostly the fans that don't have any class
andibandit  +   254d ago
Fanboy > mma fighter

/S
heliumhead2030  +   255d ago
This is definitely sarcasm. Ps4 launch has been rather lathargic to me. I'm sure they feel the same
FunkMacNasty  +   255d ago
LETHARGIC!? Not sure what you mean by that, but the demand for the console here in the US where I live is at an all time high. Right now at launch it is impossible to get a ps4 if you didn;t pre-order one. There's definitley demand.

If by "lethargic" you are referring to some of the day one hiccups the console has been reported to have, I don't think it's that big of a deal. No high tech product launches without some bugs and things to iron out. As long as it doesn't become like the RROD fiasco that happened years back, all will be good.
Godmars290   255d ago | Trolling | show
andrewsqual  +   255d ago
Okay we get it already. And they will be back to saying retarded things like "We don't think anybody will ever want to browse the internet on a console or a TV" in no time.
ZeroX9876  +   255d ago
sony is using skype for the vita and Bluray has been implemented into the X1. Even if it's your competitor, sony and microsoft got some business relations somewhere.

a console being made from both Sony & MS.... Sony got very good experience in the hardware section and MS are amazing in software. done with all this fanboy crap right there. one can dream...
Consoldtobots  +   255d ago
the comma gives it away, almost an indication that they had to pause before they said the word "sony". If you don't get it then you haven't been around this planet long enough.
OCEANGROWNKUSH  +   254d ago
Both Sony and Microsoft know exactly what they are doing... This whole "fanboy warz" bullshit SELLS CONSOLES, and you idiots eat it up.
Neonridr  +   255d ago
I hope every PS4 owner who is not at school or at work is currently enjoying their system to death. As painstaking as it is, I am trying to wait until early next year to purchase a PS4... we'll see how long my willpower holds out for.

Happy PS4 Day!
305LoneWolf  +   255d ago
I'm on the same boat as you are dude.. Greatness will come 2 us soon
mcstorm  +   255d ago
Well said I said the same thing this morning. Loving some of the responces on the fb page though. The Titan fall one vs ps4 was funny and liked the keep calm there is one 4 u was good too.

Cant wait to get the xbox one next Friday and jealous that some people around the world are now playing on there new PS as im not getting one until later on next year. On the plus side I still have a raft of WiiU games to get through this week and am still loving my WiiU.
T2  +   255d ago
I'll never make it that long... by the time i go to trade 360 in I'll be committed, lol
deafdani  +   255d ago
I was thinking about picking up the PS4 around november of next year, when it has grown a more healthy catalog of games, and MAYBE dropped a bit in price (although that last part isn't really necessary, but would be a nice plus).

However, now that I know that Infamous: Second Son is coming out in february, I don't know if I will be able to hold out for that long. I love me some Infamous. XD
Neonridr  +   255d ago
I never played the first two, but I watched a gameplay demo of Second Son and it looks really impressive..
deafdani  +   255d ago
The Infamous games are basically Grand Theft Auto with superpowers.

And giant mutant enemies.

A lot of people dislike the Infamous games because they feel them as pretty repetitive, but I LOVED them, especially Infamous 2. If you have a PS3, I suggest you pick them up, or at least pick Infamous 2 up. They must be dirt cheap by now.
Plagasx  +   255d ago
Jesus christ, why can't people just look at this as a sincere congrats ffs.
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TheGrimReaper0011  +   255d ago
Tom Hanks has spoken!
2cents  +   255d ago
This coupled with the tweet from Major Nelson straight to Yoshida's twitter account shows a very refreshing approach to the new generation.

Lets hope it stays this way.
kewlkat007  +   255d ago
Well looking at xHeavYx's comment...everything Microsoft does is in bad faith..
andibandit  +   254d ago
Says more about xheavy tho
MidnytRain  +   255d ago
They're laughing at the red line of death.
Consoldtobots  +   255d ago
one comment does not magically create a history of fair competition between the two. Personally who gives a crap that MS congratulated their competitor?
Outsider-G  +   255d ago
Gotta look beyond system wars and appreciate this. We're all gamers after all. Respect to Microsoft on congratulating Sony on their PS4 launch. Hope everyone enjoys there next gen console.
Tzunoy  +   255d ago
They congratulate them for that 0.04% fail rate. You need a special pair of glasses and some kryptonite to see that.
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VENOMACR1227  +   255d ago
I should congratulate you on your 100% failure. The number is .4% which is a significant increase over .04%.

Your welcome

http://www.shacknews.com/ar...

http://www.ign.com/articles...
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perdie  +   255d ago
yet it is still quite a small number.
ape007  +   255d ago
pure respect, competition bring out the best

ps4 is coming here soon :)
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e-p-ayeaH  +   255d ago
Sony reminded them what the consumers want so i guess their showing apreciation for that.
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cyberninja  +   255d ago
Hats off to MS, i respect that. Hope that Sony will congratulate them as well.
n4rc  +   255d ago
I'm sure they will...

There has been a few jabs thrown, but these companies respect eachother..

It makes me laugh so ill say it... Microsoft loves competition, it costs them too muxh money when they dont have any.. Lol
Neonridr  +   255d ago
monopolies are expensive.. :P
Volkama  +   255d ago
I remember reading how much MS were fined for including Media Player with Windows. Monopolies certainly can be expensive.
n4rc  +   255d ago
Didn't bailing out apple cost them a small fortune a few years back as well?

Monopolies are certainly not all they're cracked up to be.. Lol

When companies push each other, we all win

Edit.. Ahh.. I'll be honest I didn't know much about that deal just heard about it
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Death  +   255d ago
They bailed out Apple to avoid paying a small fortune. In the end it's costing them anyway with Apples revival.
CaptainSheep  +   255d ago
Aww, thank you, Xbox and Microsoft. Best of luck for YOUR launch. :D
ar00043  +   255d ago
If only gamers had that respect between them. Good luck with your launch XBONE.
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Fishy Fingers  +   255d ago
Exactly what I thought. Never understood the misplaced "passion" certain fans feel the need to broadcast. Respect where it's due and I'm sure it'll be reciprocated by Sony.
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2cents  +   255d ago
As long as its not Andrew House or Jack Tretton it should be ok.

Yoshida should be the one to comment. I have no respect for the other monkeys with their constant cheap digs at MS. I wouldn't believe a single word of praise coming from them two.
skoorydook  +   255d ago
Good to see that, PS4 out in US, X1 next week then we finally get the PS4 in the UK the week after, time to stop bickering and commence with gaming.
hankmoody  +   255d ago
My God is the Sun.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   255d ago
I avoid the sun.
KingPin  +   255d ago
what kind of sorcery is this?!! :P
Dread  +   255d ago
lol
305LoneWolf  +   255d ago
Respect to Microsoft. real recongize real.
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r21  +   255d ago
If these companies can act civil, why cant you fanboys do the same?
305LoneWolf  +   255d ago
The world may never know
Fishy Fingers  +   255d ago
Immaturity, usually.
bmx_bandit  +   255d ago
They can act civil, because they have families friends, jobs and money.
Fanboys on here only have a console.
BOLO  +   255d ago
Brand loyalty, purchase justification and pride mainly.
Consoldtobots  +   255d ago
this isn't civil this is MS eating humble pie. DO YOU REALLY believe they would be as diplomatic if they were the ones with all the momentum?
FANTA1180  +   255d ago
let the battle begin lmao
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   255d ago
Respect never hurt anyone
FANTA1180  +   254d ago
not knowing if ms is being sarcastic is epic.
Hayabusa 117  +   255d ago
Weird, creepy...a little too direct. But hey, at least they're being good sports.

if only the fanboy's adopted a similar attitude.
Dread  +   255d ago
you just had to add "weird and creepy". You could not just say that they are being good sports

stealth troll attempt denied.
bmx_bandit  +   255d ago
The nature of a troll or a fanboy can't handle simple statements.

Show them a blank white screen and they will tell ya: Console A looks whiter than Console B.
Hayabusa 117  +   255d ago
Wasn't trying to troll...it just seems a little off to me. The comma kinda makes it seem a little sarcastic as well, even though I'm sure Microsoft don't mean it to be.

You can lable me stealth troll if you like, but I stand by what I said, the statement feels a little awkward and insincere to me. It's probably just down to Microsoft's flailing PR again.

"Well done Sony for a fantastic launch event" sounds a lot better to me because they're praising the quality of the event itself, not just publicising a positive statement. It's just my opinion on the statement, and the reason I'm giving it is because it's awkwardness stands out to me.

@ BMX: the nature of a troll is to abuse and derail. A good troll knows exactly what's being said, and knows exactly where to stick a knife in and twist. What you described is fanboyism, not trolling.
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ItsIncognito  +   255d ago
Fanboys take a lesson or two about respect. Congrats sony/PlayStation and congrats MS/xbox
kewlkat007  +   255d ago
At the end of the day both companies in it for money and both can sympathize the hard work it has taken the last 4 plus years to release a console from scratch.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   255d ago
Much respect for Microsoft for this! To bad fanboys can't do the same! Smh
millerj2740  +   255d ago
doesn't matter how many cheap- shots or low-blows each company takes at the other, at the end of the day they both hold a healthy respect for the other competitor... a lesson we could all pay closer attention to. I would totally get both consoles at launch if I could afford it. Unfortunately I'll have to hold off on X1 but until then I look forward to checking it out with friends that are getting it. I hope, and I'm sure all will go well with next week's launch.
jimbobbeers  +   255d ago
I'm appalled at some of the responses in here, trying to make MS seem seedy.

Well done Microsoft/Sony.
Lwhit6  +   255d ago
I'm appalled by some of the comments on the Facebook picture. Looks like the media lied to the xbone fanboys and now they're twisting everything out of context and proportion. Tisk tisk
BOLO  +   255d ago
"trying to make MS seem seedy." Nope. Their past endeavors haven't M$FT look "seedy" at all...-_-

People are going to be weary and cautious of them.
bub16  +   255d ago
would be amazing if sony and microsoft joined teams next gen, one beast of a machine!!
AaronMK  +   255d ago
I think the competition between them has resulted in two great next gen systems being released this month, instead of a single "incremental" system.
TRD4L1fe  +   255d ago
we need competition, its the only way us as gamers will win
Felonycarclub8  +   255d ago
Wow am a sony fanboy and I gotta say its nice hearing that and I hope Microsoft has a good launch with their xbox one. Competition is always good especially for the industry and at the end of the day we all love games so props to them now back to the war lol
Lord_Frieza  +   255d ago
People are forgetting that Xbox and PS4's major competitors are smartphone and tablet gaming
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   255d ago
Off topic, Frieza is awesome :)
Mogwai  +   255d ago
I reckon because all the bad reactions and press theyve been getting its a shot at playing mr nice guy.
gamingisnotacrime  +   255d ago
Now MS needs to deliver a strong launch and we will be set to a great generation with two giants going at each other
allyc4t  +   255d ago
I can't believe some of you think that people from sony and ms hate eachother because they make competing products.
rageus  +   255d ago
Here's hoping all goes well for the Xbox launch as well!
BlackBeardGames  +   255d ago
Always been a xbox fan. But i just want to say i hope all of you with a Ps4 are having a blast. i know i will be next week with my X1. Happy Gaming. *toasts
gamingisnotacrime  +   255d ago
what games you getting? (forza is always a solid title)

for my PS4 i got Killzone, and the games included with PS+ put my launch library at 3 games (maybe BF4 will be another)
BlackBeardGames  +   255d ago
Im getting forza and zoo tycoon for the wife and kid. Hes 3 he will love the animals and shiny cars lol. And for me probably Ac: Black Flag
christocolus  +   255d ago
Almost all gamers out here can trace their roots to nintendo or sega...so we all started from same place..its bad to see the fans hate on each other so much now...im glad ms did this and i know sony will..just a reminder that we are all gamers and we should be happy which ever side we are on....good to see both sides getting along. I pray this happy happy times last long...but that might be pushing my luck.
Daves  +   255d ago
Nice one BlackbeardGames.

Enjoy your X1 when you get it. I'll get PS4 as soon as the mortgage isn't killing me.

christocolus, some of us went C64, Amiga, PC, PS3... Although I have a preference for Sony, I don't hate anybody ;)

Damn, spectrum and Atari owners!
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