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Microsoft uses Facebook and Twitter to congratulate Sony on PS4 launch

Sony launched its PlayStation 4 console today, to which competitor Microsoft has responded by posting a congratulatory image to the official Xbox page on Facebook for the event.

The company's executives have also been congratulating their Sony counterparts over Twitter in a show of the two sides' friendly competitive spirit on the eve of an impending next-generation console war. Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, Xbox Live' director of programming, tweeted the following message to Sony's Shuhei Yoshida and Adam Boyes:

Yoshida then responded to the message with a similar message:

Other notable Microsoft execs who have used Twitter to congratulate Sony are Microsoft Studios Corporate Vice President Phil Spencer and Xbox Director of Product Planning Albert Penello.

Sony will have the chance to return the favor next week when Microsoft's Xbox One launches in the U.S. on Nov. 22.

Source: Xbox on Facebook via Gamespot | Image via Microsoft

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