MS Responds to Sony Console Add-On Peddling Claims

Earlier this week, Sony sent Kotaku an oddly timed media bulletin, trumpeting the PlayStation 3's value versus the Wii and Xbox 360. It also accused Nintendo and Microsoft of "peddling add-ons." What say you, Microsoft?

"First, I would say we absolutely would not want to trade places with Sony," said Aaron Greenberg.

"We feel confident that we're delivering great value," he added. "I believe that we deliver more value for games and entertainment than any other platform on the market."

"I would rather talk about why you should buy our console than why you shouldn't buy the competitor's system."

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Liquid Snake4204d ago (Edited 4204d ago )

I can't wait for Aaron Greenturd (the N4g member) to make a comment.

Sony PlayStation 34204d ago

He's awesome! I have him on my PSN friends list too :D

His PSN ID is: WouldntULike2No

Aaron Greenturd4204d ago

This is the quote from the article:

"First, I would say we absolutely would not want to trade places with Sony," said Aaron Greenberg.

This was a miscommunication by Kotaku, so let me set the record straight: We would do ANYTHING to trade places with Sony. 3 straight generations of dominance? Who WOULDN'T want that? A system that doesn't fail, has the CELL, Blu-Ray, HD, Wifi built in? It has friggin card readers and Bluetooth for god sakes.


ahem...but yeah, Sony's chart is a lie, they are last, we won, insert standard propaganda statment here yadda yadda yadda

SaiyanFury4204d ago

HAHAHA go Aaron Greenturd, I hadn't laughed that hard all day! :D

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badz1494203d ago

you're awesome! +bubbles

JD_Shadow4203d ago

Way to take things WAAAY too seriously, PimpDaddy.

MNicholas4203d ago (Edited 4203d ago )

is one of marketing. Sony is simply bad at it. The Bravia name was the last product they successfully marketed.

In a way they are fighting an uphill battle because of their own success. The PS2's astonishing success as a game console has, for most consumers, cemented the Playstation brand as a children's toy. So even if the PS3 powered the home through cold fusion, customers will still think Playstation=games.

Sony has done such a poor job of changing this perception among parents (Sony forgot that parents do most of the buying) that until the PS3 is priced like a video game console, most parents will not be willing to pay for it.

Having said that, the PS3 has been selling astonishingly well for a machine priced at $399-$599, demonstrating 1) the strength of the brand 2) that there are enough consumers out there who do understand the enormous value it provides.

Sony has to find better ways to market it's product than through bizarre ads that only appeal to kids. Kids already know the PS3 exist. They already know it has the best features and performance.

Sony's marketing ought to target the parents. They are the ones with the credit cards and bank accounts. What Sony needs to do is show consumers how the PS3's all-in-one capabilities can redefine the living room. The online movie download ad was a good start. Where's the follow-up?

Terrible leadership on the marketing front. Despite that, the PS3 is selling extremely well for a $400 home entertainment product. At that price, only TV's sell better and Sony has that market under control with it's top selling Bravia TVs and licensing it's older tv tech to low end brands.

As for Greenberg, he's stuck his foot in his mouth so many times, I'm shocked he still has his job. At "half the price" the 360 ought to be outselling not just the PS3 but the Wii as well. This is not a good time to draw attention to that. Having said that, Greenberg knows that most consumers are bad at math and don't know how to multiply $50 x 5 years ($250), the cost of playing online against your friends for the estimated life of the console (barring RROD).

Lykon4203d ago (Edited 4203d ago )

I had to sit on his lap once at a press conference and his fat little fingers were trying to find a way down the back of my tracky bottoms. i didnt understand what was happening at the time, but at least i didnt buy a 360.

Aaron Greenturd4203d ago

Microsoft - Knuckle deep in the world of gaming...

pain777pas4203d ago (Edited 4203d ago )

All this MS rep seems to spew is horses***. Everytime I log back on always the same articles when is this going to end. Aren't there any exclusive new games to report? Like WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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butterfinger4204d ago

generic Greenberg-ery. I was expecting something more exciting however I am not surprised by the source (Kotaku).

DaTruth4203d ago

Aaron G-ree(n)tard has Kotaku on his speed dial. Ex.New Killzone 2 footage is out-(opens phone) beep beep boop beep beep boop boop beep "Kotaku, Ya, Sony sucks and we're the best"

pansenbaer4204d ago

"...adding that he expects to see Microsoft's console sales in December show growth over its 2007 performance, in anticipation of NPD sales data."

Wasn't he the one that came out last week and told the world that they have sold 28 million 360s? Why does he need to wait for sales data when he already knows...:)

Nexy4204d ago

"First, I would say we absolutely would not want to trade places with Sony,"

Beautiful... :-)