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Xbox Congratulates Sony On PS5 Launch

Xbox social media says "it's a pleasure to game alongside you" to PlayStation as the PS5 launches.


The new generation has arrived, with the Xbox Series X and Series S having launched earlier this week, and the PlayStation 5 launching today. Microsoft and Sony are professional rivals, but both companies have given each other a friendly message of solidarity upon the launch of their new consoles. Today was Xbox's turn to give kudos to PlayStation.

In a series of two threaded messages on Twitter, the official Xbox social media account said congratulations to PlayStation. It went a little more heartfelt with a second message, saying "Generation after generation, it's been a pleasure to game alongside you."

For the Xbox launch on November 10, Sony similarly congratulated Microsoft, with a cheeky message using a Friendship finisher from Mortal Kombat 11.

PlayStation 5 consoles are shipping out to those who preordered, but new stock is also available for launch day in some stores. If you're picking up a PS5, check out the confirmed launch games, and don't forget to claim your free Bugsnax if you're a PS Plus member. And be sure to check out our reviews of the new PS5 and Xbox Series X / Series S.

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