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    Sony left out of commercial

    Microsoft and Nintendo have teamed up by releasing a commercial geared to highlight cross play between the two consoles. Obviously, Sony was left out in the rain due to not allowing cross-play between the three consoles on their beloved PS4.

    The commercial for the latest Nintendo Switch update for Minecraft, which allows cross-platform play, does something that may be a first for the modern gaming industry: It promotes a competitor’s console in a positive way. Seeing the Xbox and Switch logos together in a single commercial, released on Nintendo’s official YouTube channel, is surreal.

    [in the commercial] you see both controllers, and the players are having fun in both cases. The ad makes the case pretty strongly: Minecraft is a fun party you can attend together if you have a Switch or an Xbox One ... but Sony won’t let you in with a PlayStation 4.

    It’s a big party that Sony apparently didn’t want to attend. Sony’s refusal to allow cross-platform play, and players’ inability to use their Epic Games accounts on the Switch or the Xbox One if they’ve ever played on the PS4, was already the source of a major controversy during E3. Sony’s response to the Fortnitesituation was a disaster, and this Minecraft commercial shows how Nintendo and Microsoft can promote cross-platform play in a positive way while also implicitly dunking on Sony.


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    I have already touched on how I feel about this. I am against Sony’s decision, but they aren’t allowing it simply because they don’t have to. They know they ran away with this console race, and it isn’t a necessity for them. If the roles were reversed, I feel whoever was in the lead would act the same way. It remains to be seen if this will affect Sony next-gen and beyond, but as long as they keep pumping out high-quality exclusives, that you can’t find anywhere else, they will be fine.




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    Now they need to make a Fortnite commercial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodenSaucer View Post
    Now they need to make a Fortnite commercial.
    And Rocket League
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    Next CocaCola won't mention Pepsi in any of their ads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLA View Post
    Next CocaCola won't mention Pepsi in any of their ads.
    This doesn't make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobiroc View Post
    This doesn't make sense.
    I get his point, though. Expecting Microsoft to include Sony in a commercial is like expecting Coke to include Pepsi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLA View Post
    Next CocaCola won't mention Pepsi in any of their ads.
    It does. Thanks for the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodenSaucer View Post
    I get his point, though. Expecting Microsoft to include Sony in a commercial is like expecting Coke to include Pepsi.
    I suppose since this video is about playing together with Minecraft and it is Microsoft game.

    But really both Coke and Pepsi have included each others products in their commercials in the past. I think there is a Pepsi commercial about the Coke delivery driver that drinks a Pepsi at the end because he prefers that. Or something like that.

    I think if Sony wasn't being stupid about this cross platform movement that is beginning to happen with games they would have been included in that commercial for Minecraft. But maybe not..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobiroc View Post
    I suppose since this video is about playing together with Minecraft and it is Microsoft game.

    But really both Coke and Pepsi have included each others products in their commercials in the past. I think there is a Pepsi commercial about the Coke delivery driver that drinks a Pepsi at the end because he prefers that. Or something like that.

    I think if Sony wasn't being stupid about this cross platform movement that is beginning to happen with games they would have been included in that commercial for Minecraft. But maybe not..
    Yeah, but Pepsi and Coke are always trashing each other.

    I agree that if Sony wasn't an idiot about this, they probably would have been in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cloud Strife View Post
    Microsoft and Nintendo have teamed up by releasing a commercial geared to highlight cross play between the two consoles. Obviously, Sony was left out in the rain due to not allowing cross-play between the three consoles on their beloved PS4.


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    I have already touched on how I feel about this. I am against Sony’s decision, but they aren’t allowing it simply because they don’t have to. They know they ran away with this console race, and it isn’t a necessity for them. If the roles were reversed, I feel whoever was in the lead would act the same way. It remains to be seen if this will affect Sony next-gen and beyond, but as long as they keep pumping out high-quality exclusives, that you can’t find anywhere else, they will be fine.

    I do not get why this cross play is an issue. sony has 80+ million console out in the wild. XB and NSW have less than half even if you combine there numbers. If cross play were enabled it would only hinder sony and help XB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbeb9786 View Post
    I do not get why this cross play is an issue. sony has 80+ million console out in the wild. XB and NSW have less than half even if you combine there numbers. If cross play were enabled it would only hinder sony and help XB.
    It can’t hurt Sony. Like you said, 80 million have been sold. They ran away with this gen. In fact, doing cross-play might even help them. Why should I not be able to play with my Xbox friends while I am on a multi-plat PS4 game? Since people can’t play with their Xbox friends, maybe they even decide to buy an Xbox One which just gives Microsoft more sales. See? So allowing cross play could actually be beneficial. I get that they aren’t doing it because they simply don’t have to. I get that. Microsoft had the same stance last-gen. However, in the long run anti-consumer policies like this could really hurt Sony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cloud Strife View Post
    It can’t hurt Sony. Like you said, 80 million have been sold. They ran away with this gen. In fact, doing cross-play might even help them. Why should I not be able to play with my Xbox friends while I am on a multi-plat PS4 game? Since people can’t play with their Xbox friends, maybe they even decide to buy an Xbox One which just gives Microsoft more sales. See? So allowing cross play could actually be beneficial. I get that they aren’t doing it because they simply don’t have to. I get that. Microsoft had the same stance last-gen. However, in the long run anti-consumer policies like this could really hurt Sony.
    well i see it like this, if 4/4 people had a PS4 and one of those 4 had an X, then that 1 may decide to buy the game on the x just to play it at hihger FPS/Resolution and sony looses a sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbeb9786 View Post
    I do not get why this cross play is an issue. sony has 80+ million console out in the wild. XB and NSW have less than half even if you combine there numbers. If cross play were enabled it would only hinder sony and help XB.
    I don't know what it's like in Australia, but in the US, PS4 to XB1 sales are much closer. Pretty much 24 million to 21 million. So in our market, which is a big one, PS4 gamers are much more likely to have friends who are XB1 gamers. So over here, it makes a pretty big difference for their anti-consumer image.
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