Microsoft congratulates Sony on PS4 launch

Various Xbox executives and team members speak out to praise Sony for recent launch of next-generation console.

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Microsoft has spoken out to congratulate Sony on the recent launch of the PlayStation 4, with various Xbox executives and team members praising their rival last night on Twitter.

"Congrats to the PS4 team on the launch of the PlayStation 4," Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer said, calling out Sony executives Jack Tretton, Shuhei Yoshida, and Adam Boyes by name.

Meanwhile, Xbox director of product planning Albert Penello said, "Congrats to all my friends @PlayStation and [Adam Boyes] and [Shuhei Yoshida] on the launch of PS4. Great job, looking forward to Gen8!"

In addition, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb said, "Congratulations to @PlayStation on their North American launch. cc [Shuhei Yoshida] and [Adam Boyes]."

The praise was reciprocated, with Yoshida responding, "Thanks, Larry. Your turn next week!," while Boyes said, "Thanks, Larry. Good luck next week!"

The Xbox One launches next Friday, November 22. Microsoft will hold midnight launch parties across the world, including marquee events in New York City and Los Angeles featuring concerts from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (NYC) and Deadmau5 (Los Angeles).

GameSpot will have more video and written content on the Xbox One leading up to launch. Keep checking back for more.

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