Microsoft Congratulates Sony on PS4 Launch

Xbox tweets a picture of congratulations for Sony.

Goodwill and sportsmanship, not trivial bitterness, is spreading between official Xbox and Sony camps following the launch of the Sony PlayStation 4. The official Twitter account for Xbox tweeted the image above to the PlayStation twitter. Xbox had this to say in its tweet:

Congrats @Playstation. From, #Xbox.

The praise and congratulations did not stop just at the official @Xbox channel, but continued on through other Xbox executives and team members. Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios also named the following Sony executives by name in a tweet:

  • Jack Tretton
  • Shuhei Yoshida
  • Adam Boyes

While the Xbox itself does not launch for another week, Albert Penello, Direct of Product Planning at Xbox also sent word of congratulations to Sony. He also included that he is looking forward to the next generation of consoles.

One of Xbox's most well-known public figures, Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb took to the twitter scene as well to give PlayStation and the executives their praise.

Sony was just as congenial in return as they wished Microsoft and Xbox good luck on their launch for the One, which is set for November 22nd. One such tweet was by Yoshida to Larry, and it included an emoticon.

Despite all the console-wars talk, it is easy to see that both companies are able to act so professional and congenial to each other. While Xbox took the first step for Sony's launch of the PlayStation 4, it will be at least a week before we will see if Sony will respond in kind.

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Published Nov. 15th 2013
  • Proto Foe
    Senior Intern
    Fanboys, fangirls, fanothers - Look to your leaders, see their willingness to be friends. Embrace it.

    Great move by Microsoft, great return serve by Sony.
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    Very well said.

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