From February 20th, 2013 all the way to... well, right now, Sony has always had a one-up on Microsoft. The PS4 has always had a one-up on the Xbox One. Every single ad from Sony, from the fans, from the community and otherwise have one-upped Microsoft and the Xbox One multiple times over.
Well, Microsoft finally has something to be proud of, a propaganda ad poking fun at the eighth gen console exclusives and the war of IP rights, as we recently reported on in the past week. Don't know what I'm talking about? Check out the video below.
The video is pretty hilarious, whether you're a Sony or Microsoft fanboy. I do have to admit that Sony's exclusives are of higher quality, but Microsoft's exclusive are generally more appealing and fun to play. Heck, even The Last of Us – high-quality as that game is – isn't the sort of thing you return to often to play for the sake of playing, sort of like Gears of War 2 or Forza Motorsport 3.
The two members of the Fearsome Four actually chimed in following the hilarious video posted by YouTube users The Anchorman V.
The responses were spotted by Spawn First, where Albert Penello and Major “Flip Switcher” Nelson had this to say in response...
I wonder what Shuhei “The Boss” Yoshida thinks about the video?
Nevertheless, a single franchise may not be enough to win everyone over. $400 for the PS4 gets you a media entertainment device, a real game console that lets you play games right out of the box, and it comes with a play-and-charge kit for the controller... all for $100 less than the Xbox One, which is also weaker and plays a lot of games at 720p and 30fps.
Sony's ads have mostly poked fun at the Xbox One, from the game sharing to the TV-watching, and everything else in between.
Microsoft spent a large portion of their time running damage control, pulling 180s and trying to get their butts out of a fire from an oven they turned up too darn high.
Many fanboys had an impossible time even trying to spread positive propaganda for the console because, well, there was nothing positive to spread. It's basically a less functional PC until it gets some exclusive software that actually separates it from the competition.
The video above poking fun at Microsoft's executive acquisition of the Gears of War franchise is a nice way to show that there's still some small bit of competitive edge left in the early goings of the eighth gen console war. For a large part it seemed like Sony would be curb-stomping Microsoft like a titan curb-stomping a mini-titan... like below.