The battle for next-generation supremacy looks like it will be starting toward the end of this year, but that hasn't stopped the makers of Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 from beginning a little war of words on their own.
According to a report from GameSpot on Friday, an insider who supposedly works at Microsoft issued a statement in response to the news of Sony's upcoming press conference, and apparently the Xbox 720 will have what it takes to win.
"Victory will go not to those who make the most noise, but those who make the most impact. The war won't be won by producing the most powerful system," the individual said.
Sony's stance on the topic has been that they want to be the last to unveil their devices with the most power possible.
Sony's boss Kaz Hirai said they like to wait for other companies to unveil their systems before they do so themselves.
"Why go first, when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?" Hirai said.
Sony US head Jack Tretton echoed a similar statement when he spoke last year.
"We've never been first. We've never been cheapest. It's about being the best," Tretton said.
It's interesting that Sony has said all of this, but then looks like they will be unveiling their next-generation consoles before Microsoft.
It's a bit hypocritical is it not? What do you think? Is this simple tactics on Sony's part?