Good guy Microsoft congratulates Sony on PS4 launch

PlayStation 4 (console) Screenshot - Xbox congrats Sony PS4 launch

I have to admit, I did not see this coming. I thought, for sure, that on the night of Sony's PlayStation 4 launch, Microsoft would release some sort of trailer or image hyping the Xbox One or poking fun at the PSN launch issues. Instead, what we got was a warm congratulations from the Xbox team.

Over on the official Xbox Twitter, Microsoft posted the following message:


In addition to the official Xbox Twitter posting this, Xbox frontmen Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb and Phil Spencer both congratulated Sony and Shuhei Yoshida.

Now this is the stuff I want to see. Rather than post some cheeky message and fuel the fanboy flame war, Microsoft took the high road. Even though Microsoft and Sony are competing on the next-gen front, I'm sure both companies have tremendous amounts of respect for each other -- especially knowing first-hand how difficult and stressful the launch of a new console can be. Hopefully Sony shows the same kind of respect towards Microsoft next week when the Xbox One launches.

Matt Liebl You can follow Senior News Editor Matt Liebl on Twitter @Matt_GZ. He likes games, sports, musicals, and his adorable dog, Wrigley, and his wife.
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