You would think that with Microsoft and Sony directly competing against one another with consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that they’d be a lot more hostile to one another. After all in the smartphone world, the gloves are pretty much off as we have seen manufacturer take potshots at one another relentlessly.
Now recently Microsoft’s Xbox head, Phil Spencer, praised Sony and congratulated them on their lead in terms of consoles sold, and now it looks like Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida is repaying the compliment with one of his own. According to a report by Eurogamer, Yoshida spoke at E3 and reflected on Microsoft’s own event and praised Phil Spencer’s efforts at Microsoft.
“It was very interesting. The attitude was great, like from Phil Spencer. I read and listened to his interviews, and he’s a reasonably smart guy, compared to some other people who used to say some unbelievable things.” Some are speculating that the “other people” could be a subtle jab at Don Mattrick who used to head up the Xbox division before he left for Zynga.
Yoshida also went on to state that he had expect Microsoft to eventually unbundle the Kinect from the Xbox One, but did not expect it to happen so soon, although as you might have heard, Sony was pretty chuffed when Microsoft first announced the console at $499.