"Just a few hours ago we reported on how PlayStation Netherlands greeted Microsoft for the launch of Xbox One in the country. Now, PlayStation Belgium and Poland have followed the act."
Sportsmanship huh? :) XOXO
sony actually one ups MS on this...MS comes across as petty and desperate in their marketing, and sony just is welcoming..at least that's the persona they are projecting... quite interesting. I wonder how MS marketing is going to view this?
http://www.gamespot.com/art... http://www.winbeta.org/news... Hardly the first time for either
Oh please, jahcure just stop it, you very foolish, typical immature console warriors looking for the next fight. Lol, micro and sony congratulate each other from time to time, respecting your competitor is how things work in real life. These are professionals so at the end of the day you still go after each other when its time for business decisions. There is nothing bad about micro or sonys current advertising strategies= neither company are saints nor the devil...only fanboys believe otherwise.
Actually I think Microsoft has seemed like good sports and friendly (at least as friendly as competitors can be) I think both take jabs sometimes and both make warm, friendly comments at times too. I don't really see one company being friendlier or worse towards the other. Maybe Microsoft has more aggressive tactics in actual business, like with 3rd party exclusive titles, but it is a business after all.
@jahcure You are one sad person. Only fanboys like you are always fighting... and see conspiracies everywhere. Just let it go. You will live a happier life.
Because there are real conspiracies you should be worried about ;) /s
When a corporation congratulates or shows sportsmanship towards another corporation, it's all for their own reputation in the public eye, every company wants to have the best public relations that they can and the best way to do that is to show decency towards their competition, it also makes them look confident in their own products, anyone who believes this practice is genuine has a lot to learn about how business works.
Notice, I didn't say too much. you actually understand what's going on. I'll leave the rest to their imagination.
It's not even so much about reputation so much as just raw attention. "Look at Sony!" Not far removed from Microsoft's destinyfragrence.
@Volkama It is actually no different at all. The only difference is, Sony will be praised for doing it ^_^. cheerleading and fangirls aside. It's just business.
@Artista Spencer was praised for his acknowledgement of Sony and Nintendo during their press conference. So I don't know what you are getting at?
very nice of them :)
thats the spirit
I honestly wonder if it's a genuine "welcome" or if it is more of a... "neeneer neeneer we were here first"
No need to find any negativity in this, just take it for what it is.
Oh well its all the same stuff when M$ congratulated Sony for PS4 launch, or when Spencer says 'nice stuff'... its all somehow genuine from both companies but also showing off at the same time as 'we are the best' thing
Take that as an example, MS!
Xbox has shown nothing but class towards Sony. This is the first time this gen Sony has shown any sort of decency.
its not like MS have a choice anyway.
Wow that sounded kinda angry dude it's not serious lol. Anyway it was still cool of Sony and they didn't pull a boat stunt like MS did back during PS3 launch.
Wrong, you should pay more attention http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... http://www.dualshockers.com...
MS shown class?? The same MS who brag soon as they get above Sony for 1 week about anything?? The same MS who recently came out with the aftershave ad to get around the non advertisement rule for destiny?? Yeah sure.. MS has class..
Except ms has congratulated Sony multiple times.. And yes.. Let's make ms out to be the devil for a tongue in cheek joke.. But let's pretend blocking a company from advertising AT ALL is somehow so much better.. Its not against Sony.. I love what they are doing.. Its some of their fans making stupid claims and remarks
Ok so sony did it one other time where as MS has done it close to a dozen. Sony could've done it other times. Instead they ignored any of MS decency and pointed out every chance they got that MS was weaker and less popular. But when MS puts a JOKE ad on the Internet for a couple hours, everyone blows up for 36 hrs. About how they were out of line and desperate. If it was desperation they would've put it on tv and not in a damn twitter photo. Even some sites stating they should invest the money in first party IP and not desperation ads. Yea a photoshop picture on twitter and a website link cost alot of money. No it didn't cost but whatever they paid their ad dept. Already in salary
I actually don't mind aggressive business tactics, I like to see both companies being aggressive. It's how they treat the fans that people should be sensitive about.
[Take that as an example, Fanboys!] that is how it you should say it.
You all are retarded. I can't believe people actually think these company statements are out of good will.
While I agree... I wish I didn't Both make a mint off of us.. Unless you are playing a physical head2head game, there is no need for animosity to be competitive. Even guys in the ufc will pound the crap out of each other, but stop for a second mid round to high five each other.. I'd like to think these guys are sincere.. Phil has said he has a ps4.. Lol.. Its not like they hate each other.. Maybe they are subtly trying to get people off this hate bandwagon without alienating any fans
Come come now. All the conferences this year Phil has spoken of PS on stage as a good thing and said its a good time to be a gamer. Numerous times. While on the other stage they have brought up jabs at the competition. Honestly I don't think this was a universal MS faux ad anyway. It seems like it came from the UK branch by itself. As its been reported as such. This could be a reason why the cologne ad was taken down.
Sony Europe is fine...Sony America however is trash.
I wouldn't say that about PlayStation Store offers. USA has the best deals and Europe got nothing. I'm not even saying about currency converter (1$ = 1€).
The currency conversion isn't the only problem, the value added tax plays a big role.
Sony Europe is pretty bad to be honest, you know how long we had to wait for some titles on the PSN store, things SCEA sorted out in no time, the amount of times we had to hear "We're looking into it"
Xbox fanboys, check out the poor Xbox One's embarrassing launch in Japan :( h t t p : //youtu.be/Romm7YhT6m0
LOL man thats embarrassing. OT: Good move from SONY.
The launch of Xbox One in Poland (which was yesterday) also wasn't huge. When PS4 went to stores there were packs of people waiting to get their hands on the console because there weren't enough of them. Today I've asked my friends in different cities how was it with Xbox One in mayor retailers (Media Markt, Saturn) - the answer were the same - single digit sales of the console or at most (in Warsaw) going into twenties.
good for Sony
Some of you my fellow friends have pointed that this is a jab from SCE directed at M$. While we will never know if it's truly so, from seeing the Polish image I'm 98% certain that it is so. As Rashid Sayed said in the article the picture says: "THOUSANDS OF PLAYERS Welcome ONE in Poland". This seems innocent in translation but if you're a Pole like me you look at the word "jednego" which doesn't mean 1 but is used in connotation with a thing/person. Like the "one ring", or "the one (implied: only) player).
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