Microsoft Congratulates Sony on PS4 Launch

November 15, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Whoever wins the first round of this new console cycle war, individuals at Microsoft are showing that they can be cordial and decent. Today via its official Xbox Twitter account Microsoft offered Sony congratulations on lunching its PlayStation 4 console. Several Microsoft executives involved with the Xbox One also extended their own personal messages congratulating Sony.

"Congrats to all my friends [at Sony] and [Adam Boyes] and [Shuhei Yoshida] on the launch of PS4. Great job, looking forward to Gen8," Tweeted Albert Penello, director of product planning for the Xbox.

Microsoft studios vice president Phil Spencer and Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb also sent out congratulatory Tweets to Sony.

SCE president Shuhei Yoshida, along with Sony's Adam Boyes, both wished the Microsoft team good luck in their replies.

It just goes to prove even the bitterest of rivals can be decent towards one another from time to time. You can see the tweet from Xbox below:

Source: Escapist


Re: Microsoft Congratulates Sony on PS4 Launch

They lunched their console? How hungry were they?
“How can one not be fond of something that the Daily Mail despises?” ― Stephen Fry

Re: Microsoft Congratulates Sony on PS4 Launch

I never thought about it before, but we're on Generation 8?

 - W

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

Re: Microsoft Congratulates Sony on PS4 Launch

Depends on how you count, really.


Andrew Eisen

Re: Microsoft Congratulates Sony on PS4 Launch

It's technically gen 8 if we count the 2 gens before the 1983 crash.  Also, EA can sod off with the whole Gen4 thing

Re: Microsoft Congratulates Sony on PS4 Launch

Yeah, with all the different manufacturers, not all of whom came out with consoles at the same times (or are still around), it makes more sense for this to be "Gen3" for Microsoft, "Gen4" for Sony, "Gen6" for Nintendo, etc.

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