by Angelo Baute
Near the end of their E3 press conference last night, Sony let loose the dogs of the console war with a bevy of announcements aimed directly against Microsoft and their next-gen business model. To sum things up, Sony believes in the current console business model by supporting the used games market. When gamers buy a PS4 game, they can trade-in it in, sell or lend it to someone else, or keep it forever. And gamers won’t need an online connection to check-in every 24-hours to play a single player game.
There hasn’t been quite a direct attack to another competitor like this in E3 in recent memory. Sony didn’t just stop at the press conference. They took the vitriol straight to the internet, releasing this sarcastic little video on YouTube soon after the announcement.
What made Sony’s salvo against Microsoft even more stinging was the lackluster reception to Microsoft’s own press conference. Sure, fans of Halo are souped and everyone was impressed with Titanfall. But Sony’s announcement was met with near universal and thunderous applause, both from the live audience and online.
Did Sony just win the console war even before it began? Their consumer-friendly approach has a ton of support, which really puts them ahead of game against Microsoft. As of now, it’s the Sony fanboys who are cheering the loudest and claiming victory at this year’s E3.
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