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Xbox head has nice words for Sony

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An officer and a gentleman

Man, that Phil Spencer seems like such a nice guy. I have a lot of new-found respect for the Xbox brand since he’s been in charge – they seem to be on message and doing things right. In the lead up to E3, he is also showing some good sportsmanship that makes me happy.

As much as we might imagine that Microsoft and Sony are locked in a heated battle, hating each other with a passion and dishing out loads of vitriol, the reality is that competition is necessary in the industry. As much as they’re competing for market share, neither one wants the other to completely disappear. In fact, here are some rather pleasant tweets from Phil Spencer regarding Sony, Michael Pachter and E3.

Well done Mr Spencer – it’s wonderful to see someone behaving with class. If only the fanboys on either side of the aisle could take a queue from this and treat each other with the same gracious tone. In the end, we all want everyone to have a great conference and show off all the games that we want to see.

Last Updated: June 6, 2014

18 Comments

  1. Rincearbiterofhumour

    June 6, 2014 at 14:04

    I like seeing this, really I do. Having a sense of respect for your competition is very honourable.

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  2. FoxOneZA

    June 6, 2014 at 14:05

    Phil Spencer is just a talking brain operated by a wind up spring.

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  3. TiMsTeR1033

    June 6, 2014 at 14:18

    Well done to MS, keep up the good work Sony! Soon I too shall own a ps4! (This message was brought to you by a mac) yes I said that…

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    • Rinceinantici

      June 6, 2014 at 14:19

      Hey buddy! How you doing!?

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        June 6, 2014 at 14:22

        Good, had a free moment at work. lol meaning bosses are away! how you doing dude? weather freezing down there in ct too?

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        • Rinceinantici

          June 6, 2014 at 14:23

          Not so bad today, was frigging cold yesterday and the day before though! How is the young one? 🙂

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2014 at 14:28

            Learning the ways of the force. lol

    • HvR - THE Average GAmer

      June 6, 2014 at 14:24

      Kan dit wees, jok my oë vir my?

      Dis Timmy!!!!!!

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        June 6, 2014 at 14:28

        SUP dude! how you been?

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        • HvR - THE Average GAmer

          June 6, 2014 at 14:28

          Hang bietjie links maar verder is dit lekker.

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      June 6, 2014 at 15:16

      He LIIIIIIIIVES!

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  4. CAE9872

    June 6, 2014 at 14:36

    He is indeed a great head for Xbox division.

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  5. Morne Nell

    June 6, 2014 at 14:40

    Phil has something up his sleeve just wait and see, “stilte voor die storm”

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    • CAE9872

      June 6, 2014 at 14:55

      I 100% agree with you – he has the air of a man with confidence going into this E3. I have stated before – MS, I think, are going to have a really great E3. As a gamer, I hope Sony can reply!

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      • Morne Nell

        June 6, 2014 at 15:17

        Competion is always good. It is going to be a very interesting E3. MS needs the comeback after last year, but don’t underestimate Sony.

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  6. cookiemonster

    June 6, 2014 at 15:06

    Respect all round

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  7. HisDivineOrder

    June 6, 2014 at 15:21

    Is this really news?

    Even before Spencer, the leaders at MS’s Xbox division were saying nice things about Playstation and the leaders at the Playstation team always said nice things about Xbox. That’s not to say they don’t have their critiques about certain strategies by each company, but that’s not exactly the same thing as saying they don’t have “nice things to say.”

    They do. At the end of the day, both companies have more to fear from external threats than they do one another.

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  8. Skyblue

    June 7, 2014 at 10:22

    That is pretty awesome to read. I haven’t decided on a new console yet but I generally get all of them for the exclusives (skipped on the Wii U). Was seriously contemplating a PS4 for UFC later this month but I’m sure E3 will help me decide.

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