Phil Spencer Praises Competition & Criticizes Fanboys

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#1 Edited by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/03/13/microsofts-phil-spencer-praises-sony-and-criticizes-fanboys-talks-about-old-franchises-and-more/

There seems to be this natural faction that gets created around what console you own, and then this… I would call it “unhealthy dislike” for people who own the other console.

I think it should be competitive, but the competition is in the marketplace. I have ton of respect for people at Sony and the franchises they build. The same with Nintendo, or my friends at Valve… In the end what we all wanna do is to take this art form of playing games and experiencing the breaking down of the wall between the narrative and interaction [...] and just make a better form of entertainment.

I love the fans that we have , but being a fan of Xbox doesn’t mean you can’t be a fan of something else, or that you have to be an antifan of some other brand. I own a PlayStation 4. I play Games on my PlayStation 4. I own and I play games on my Wii U. I learn a ton from what happens on those other platforms.

In terms of the concerns that people have in the social space, it’s usually about how we’re doing in the competition,against PlayStation, just to go directly towards that. They had a great launch. I would say, when I look at the PlayStation 4′s launch and the Xbox One’s… It’s been our best launch ever for an Xbox.

A year ago the question was whether consoles were relevant anymore, and has the industry moved beyond console gaming. Has anyone shown up to the party when these two big manufacturers brought their consoles out in November? And today we all see that hasn’t been a problem. If you look at what both consoles have done, it’s been an amazing year, probably the best year.

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#3 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33485 posts) -

Not surprising, but reassuring.

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#4 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

Yeah, the people actually working at these companies are (usually) not blind fanboys like their own customers. They want competition, they want their business to thrive. Neither of these companies actually wants their rivals to simply "disappear" as they know that could dramatically change the market in a terrible way for them.

That's because they have better things to do then to waste their times hating on another console, which is more then i can say for many people not only here, but elsewhere.

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#5 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

I agree that fanboys are bad for every form of consumer products. Disgusting race.

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#6 Posted by Spartan070 (16402 posts) -

Phil Spencer uses Common Sense - it's SUPER EFFECTIVE

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#7 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33485 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

I agree that fanboys are bad for every form of consumer products. Disgusting race.

Irony...

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#8 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

@nintendoboy16: I was hoping someone would get that. Bravo to you good sir!

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#9 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33485 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

@nintendoboy16: I was hoping someone would get that. Bravo to you good sir!

Damn it! Walked right into it.

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#10 Edited by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

Is this the part where lemmings call one of MS' chief liars "classy"?

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#11 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

Is he waving the white flag? Seems like it

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#12 Edited by lglz1337 (4942 posts) -

ohh shut up MS trying to be nice GTFO

you loosing end of story a year ago you tried to F gamers and noe you playing the victim!

what goes around comes around raise the white flags MS

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#13 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (7919 posts) -

I don't hate Playstation, it's the cows that piss me off. In fact when I'm not on here messing around, I really don't think too much about Nintendo, Sony and MS.

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#14 Edited by groowagon (4553 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

They want competition, they want their business to thrive.

that's a contradictive statement, you know?

they wan't to destroy competition, so their own business would thrive. every big corporation aims to be bigger than the competitor. if not, someone should tip their shareholders to bail out.

Having respect for competitors, and wanting competition are two totally different things.

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#15 Posted by uninspiredcup (24905 posts) -

The PC userbase is justified in disliking Microsoft. Likewise, everyone, regardless of Platform is justified in disliking Microsoft for it's attempted grip of the consumer.

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#16 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (7919 posts) -
@lglz1337 said:

ohh shut up MS trying to be nice GTFO

you loosing end of story a year ago you tried to F gamers and noe you playing the victim!

what goes around comes around raise the white flags MS

What's the relationship between 'being nice' and 'playing the victim'? Why does being nice mean that or lead to that? I don't get it.

And did they try to **** gamers or did they just try something that was badly comunicated, didn't work and/or the console market wasn't ready for? Let's be honest, the original concept for the X1 was VERY similar to the Steam box but without the sales that Steam throw every other month.

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#17 Posted by groowagon (4553 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

The PC userbase is justified in disliking Microsoft. Likewise, everyone, regardless of Platform is justified in disliking Microsoft for it's attempted grip of the consumer.

this. MS is testing it's limits. those knobheads think they are too big to fall and can do what ever they want. they deserve a little slap in the face from gamers.

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#18 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3588 posts) -

At the end of the day fanboys or not it's just business and competition keeps them on their feet to help make their products their service better without it I feel we wouldn't have the same experiences we have each gen and tackle new ideas.

But on another note last gen they had no problems with fanboys but because the Xbox isn't doing as they expected their playing the nice card which is a little bs but whatever it took Sony a dose of reality to be humble glad to see MS doing the same and not being overly cocky

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#20 Edited by Harisemo (4133 posts) -

On the other hand Sony is busy fuelling the very same fanboys with cheapshots at MS. Phil Spencer is a great guy.

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#21 Edited by kuu2 (10229 posts) -

Don't dislike the console at all. Its the disgusting Sony Fan that I can't stand.

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#22 Edited by iloveatlus (599 posts) -

I agree with this statement. Anyone that dislike another person because they criticize/bash a game console clearly have some issues.

Those are the type of people that would go on a shoot spree.

There seems to be this natural faction that gets created around what console you own, and then this… I would call it “unhealthy dislike” for people who own the other console

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#23 Posted by jsmoke03 (13696 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

Is he waving the white flag? Seems like it

nah, hes just using the sony tactic "being personable" if he were in sony position, he would bully just the same

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#24 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

Yep lems are pretty ridiculous, it's amusing Phil had to even tell us that.

It's like they know xboners make their brand look even worse than it really is, pretty admirable to throw it out there like that.

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#25 Posted by mems_1224 (56914 posts) -

Classy move from Phil. Meanwhile, Sony execs are still taking cheap shots while the PS4 continues to struggle getting games.

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#26 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

Classy move from Phil. Meanwhile, Sony execs are still taking cheap shots while the PS4 continues to struggle getting games.

And xbone continues to struggle getting games to run. :P

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#28 Posted by mems_1224 (56914 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@mems_1224 said:

Classy move from Phil. Meanwhile, Sony execs are still taking cheap shots while the PS4 continues to struggle getting games.

And xbone continues to struggle getting games to run. :P

at least it has games to struggle with

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#29 Posted by jimmyjammer69 (12239 posts) -

Well said. Not everyone can afford the best, but that doesn't make them any less of a gamer.

Must be something to do with the mentality of the average console gamer.

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#30 Posted by Crossel777 (6176 posts) -

@jimmyjammer69 said:

Well said. Not everyone can afford the best, but that doesn't make them any less of a gamer.

Must be something to do with the mentality of the average console gamer.

They can afford a Xbone but can't afford a PS4?.. That makes no sense. Xboners can buy the best but they choose not to.

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#31 Posted by lamprey263 (34415 posts) -

well, that explains why they're losing their edge, knowing how to manipulate the fanboy masses is crucial in selling the product, if they don't know or don't care in appealing to that crowd then they've already lost

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#32 Edited by jimmyjammer69 (12239 posts) -

@Crossel777 said:

@jimmyjammer69 said:

Well said. Not everyone can afford the best, but that doesn't make them any less of a gamer.

Must be something to do with the mentality of the average console gamer.

They can afford a Xbone but can't afford a PS4?.. That makes no sense. Xboners can buy the best but they choose not to.

Yup, that's the GS community mentality right there^ :eyeroll: