Before we get too far into this, let’s have ourselves a recap on this console war.
The PlayStation 4 was announced early this year, much to the ridicule of Xbox fans who noticed that they didn’t even show the console. However, when the Xbox One was revealed with a flurry of mentions of TV and Call of Duty: Ghosts (Ironically not an Xbox One exclusive), the battle was on. Sadly, Microsoft said a lot of things that angered gamers and drove them away, converting many to Sony fans as their spokesman Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb tried his hardest to save face.
By Summer, it seemed Sony was winning the console war already by just sitting back and letting Microsoft shoot themselves in the foot. After much tit for tat, Sony and Microsoft seem to be at each other’s throats, each trying to outdo the competition.
The Xbox One and PS4 release date are both nearly a month away now, and Sony has dropped a new commercial on us entitled “Perfect Day.” In the video, a couple of gamers are seen competing tooth and nail while singing the song suggested by the video’s title. So it seems Sony is planning to win this console war by a landslide, but they don’t seem to be considering how close Microsoft really is to what they’re offering.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, both consoles are being sold in bundles at the same price, even if the PlayStation 4 is hitting shelves a week earlier. Of course, this comes at a price, as it was revealed that Sony wasn’t going to make the PS4 release date with enough consoles and allegedly forced college students to assemble them for free before they could receive their degrees. This could dampen Sony’s image quite a bit.
Of course, both of Sony’s commercials focused on the games, while the first Xbox One commercial debuted talking about everything but the games as it focused on sports, TV, and Skype chat.
Xbox One certainly has a much harder path to travel if Microsoft wants to claim the victory, as Major Nelson has even taken the console out on tour to show gamers across the US what it can do, sadly using games hardly anybody cares about, save Battlefield 4, which will eventually be heading to PlayStation 4 anyway.
If Microsoft and Sony keep up their usual tricks, the Xbone will live up to the nickname while the PS4 release date will prove to be the predicted “perfect day.”