Sony returns the love to Microsoft; sends congrats on Xbox One launch

Microsoft and Sony have fired off their share of pot shots against each other in the current PlayStation 4-Xbox One war, but last week, Microsoft went online on Twitter and Facebook to sent their congratulations to Sony on the U.S. launch of the PS4.

Today, it was Sony's turn to send some warm wishes to Microsoft as the PlayStation Twitter feed posted its own congratulations to the folks in Redmond for the Xbox One launch in 13 markets today.

In addition, Shuhei Yoshida, the head of Sony's Worldwide Studios for PlayStation, sent his own congratulatory Twitter message directed to Microsoft Xbox executives Phil Spencer, Phil Harrison (himself a former Sony PlayStation exec) Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb and Albert Penello.

While the PlayStation Twitter feeds were friendly to the Xbox One today, the PlayStation Facebook page did not offer the same kind of greeting to Microsoft as the Xbox page did last week for the PS4 launch. Indeed, as Kotaku points out, the PlayStation Facebook account posted a rather big slam at the Xbox One on Thursday, as you can see below.

After some protests from users, the post was later deleted.

Source: PlayStation on Twitter and Shuhei Yoshida on Twitter

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funny see how m$ fanboys get annoyed with the very truth hehe..

Whats the big deal ?

It is true the statment, but ofc most of u know the xbone would have a weak hardware since the begin, so i dont get all this angry of the m$ puppets.

get over it

tester.br said,
funny see how m$ fanboys get annoyed with the very truth hehe..

Whats the big deal ?

It is true the statment, but ofc most of u know the xbone would have a weak hardware since the begin, so i dont get all this angry of the m$ puppets.

get over it

Says the PS4 fanboy.

Nice to see the two acting better than their fans! To be honest, though, Sony and MS do work together in other areas... they've been "frenemies" and "coop-ertition" for years now. If one of them was to fail and stop making consoles, they'd start publishing for the other (just like Sega, really).

It's a shame that more companies don't emulate this collegial behavior. These types of product launches, along with other technological products (phones, tablets, etc.) represent a lot of effort. We take them for granted, but they're marvels of ingenuity that have the potential to advance many fields and change people's lives for the better. Perhaps it's inevitable, given the competitive nature of business, but it would be much nicer if everyone could celebrate the advances and the work that went into them, even if they didn't develop them and won't buy them.

Well, I know the Microsoft and Mozilla dev teams would go back and forth for their launches. Of course, with the updates becoming much more frequent, I guess that ended that. (I think Mozilla just wanted more cake!)

Ledgem said,
It's a shame that more companies don't emulate this collegial behavior. These types of product launches, along with other technological products (phones, tablets, etc.) represent a lot of effort. We take them for granted, but they're marvels of ingenuity that have the potential to advance many fields and change people's lives for the better. Perhaps it's inevitable, given the competitive nature of business, but it would be much nicer if everyone could celebrate the advances and the work that went into them, even if they didn't develop them and won't buy them.

I think the console market is special because the companies both realize that "fanboyism" has hurt the industry.. I owned both a PS3 and Xbox 360, and if they are civil they can have many more people buy both consoles and that is good for everybody

Tha Bloo Monkee said,
Why? Vita I can understand due to its lack of great games, but what's wrong with the PSP + PS3?
There's nothing wrong with the consoles itself (however, Sony can give the PSVita some more attention), it's more the attitude of the company behind them. Sony even uses a nice congratulation from Microsoft to backfire at Microsoft.

I find it funny to keep up with this, it really feels like a political debate but the difference is people act like children on both matters.

ReptileX said,
I find it funny to keep up with this, it really feels like a political debate but the difference is people act like children on both matters.


Shows you that Sony is no longer power many more in gaming. They can do anything cool. Stealing Microsoft ideas now.

ACTIONpack said,
Shows you that Sony is no longer power many more in gaming. They can do anything cool. Stealing Microsoft ideas now.

Ugh... Here we go...

ACTIONpack said,


Shows you that Sony is no longer power many more in gaming. They can do anything cool. Stealing Microsoft ideas now.

If Microsoft can sell as many Xbox Ones as the PS4 then Microsoft has taken over the console market because their console is way more future proof (more sensors to innovate with).. Much like how the xbox 360 was released a year before the PS3 and is still able to compete on features..