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Microsoft registers microsoft-sony.com and sony-microsoft.com

By Emil · 22 replies
Jul 15, 2011
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  1. Microsoft has purchased the domain names microsoft-sony.com and sony-microsoft.com. Microsoft registered the former yesterday, and the latter two days, according to a WHOIS search on DomainTools (one, two, via WinRumors).…

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  2. "Why take on Nintendo separately when Microsoft and Sony could destroy the company together?"

    Like they need to team up? Nintendo went from the Game Cube to the Wii. It wasn't much of an improvement graphically speaking. Then what? They have like, 3 games total worth playing and one was just a rehash of it's previous concole version. The fact that Nintendo actually made so much money off the Wii was shocking. Then the Wii U comes into the spotlight and that looks so stupid it actually effected Nintendo stocks. They keep it up and their only way out is seppuku.

    "Imagine a PlayBox or an Xbox Station. What if Microsoft just bought Sony outright?"

    I will never imagine those names. Never. Though if they [Microsoft] bought Sony then maybe the best of both worlds could come out of it. PS3 has always had the upper hand to 360 in graphics. And you never hear of Microsoft gamers getting hacked so that's a plus. Oh wait. 2007. Nevermind. No! That's not fair. 4 years ago. They must have beefed up security, something, or maybe they just haven't pissed off enough people to warrant a group hacker attack so we don't really know. Damn, I just got a RROD flashback. Well I guess in hindsight it would be kinda one sided.

    Can anyone think of an UP side to this?
  3. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +163

    Sony wouldn't sell to Microsoft, there more than just a gaming company they sell TV's, camera's, computers and other devices they make tons of money on. Plus i'm sure there worth 50 billion or more. A play-box, or xstation sounds like a cool idea until you realize that with a monopoly they can overcharge you at every corner, and nickle and dime everyone. Although i like the idea of a united gaming community, no more fanboys, just games like it used to be.
  4. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 398   +17

    Microsoft/Sony, well there's a disaster waiting to happen...

    Both companies excel at selling/producing commoditized products, except for their Gaming divisions.
  5. Not to mention monopolies are supposedly illegal, right? Or has that gone out the window or am I misunderstanding it?
  6. if this happens alot more games will look like excusives
  7. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    lol it would take more than an Xbox Station to take down nintendo
  8. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    yeah..... i mean microsoft was shut down for their monopoly on internet browers, right?
  9. TekGun

    TekGun TS Booster Posts: 163   +30

    That was only a monoply for people that were too stupid to type "web browser" into goole though right?
  10. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Constantly changing market conditions dictate that market players employ flexible business strategies. If at some point in the near future, Microsoft and Sony determine that it would be be mutually beneficial for them to collaborate on certain aspects of the business, then I don't see why such a partnership would not prosper.
  11. WTF! Those two doing something together, up to no good no doubt.

    Microsoft is brewing something big, I think they want to take over the world.

    Microsoft { get { World Domination; } set {Nokia, Yahoo, Skype, Baidu for english, Sony ?;}

    I think Sony just wants in on Kinect for its console and is willing to get its knees
    dirty to get the tech licensed.
  12. TekGun- LOL so true! What whiners
  13. hmm if they do merge and they make a new console that is made from the best aspects from the ps3 and the xbox360 which would be the ps3 controller( no more buyin batteries for a controller) the avater system and various marketplace from xbox live(the ps3 dashboard seems to boring needs an mini you)blu ray(gotta love that blu ray) game exlusive on games( everyone like to get tips and reviews on their favorite games from the click of ur console) free online gaming from psn( no more buyin memberships to play online,just the other stuff like movies, music, and games, and hey free demos.{come on not everything can be free}) and the kenict from xbox(turn ur console on and off, pause movies by the command of ur voice no more bottens for me as well as video chatting with friends any time u want, AWSOME!) this would be the most beast console ever, with this console out u would be sayin wat the f is a ps3 and xbox?(who knows if this will ever happens though probably wont even happen)
  14. "A convenience is more addicting and sought after than sex or drugs". Microsoft/Sony knows what's up. Just surprises me that it has taken them so long to figure this out. Or has it? . . .
  15. There is no depth behind this move. Just Microsoft want people think about that.
  16. They have at least 2 games that I know of that are coming out(dust514 and Defiance) that are gonna be cross platform so maybe they're thinking about merging the online portion of the consoles rather then making a whole new system. Seems like the most plausible answer, I just hope we(PS3) don't have to start paying to play online. News just came out that they're redoing the PS3 online store to look more like the xbox marketplace so it all seems to look like a merger of some type....
  17. You are very right. The Nintendo DS has sold more copies than the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 combined. If this is in fact a set-up for a new cross-company gaming system, then I can't imagine why any of you would be even remotely upset.
  18. http://vgchartz.com/embeds/worldwide_totals.png#472

    read it and weep

    nintendo is king now
  19. Uh, Dust514 has dropped Xbox360 support its not cross platform. Its PS3 Onry.
  20. Outside of the Sony Ericson speculation. I'm going to guess (read: Hope/dream) this means the next microsoft system will have blu-ray/support sony's 3-d tv.
  21. HangFire

    HangFire TS Rookie

    They forgot the register phoneloser-phoneloser.com .

    Oh, never mind, they've got that covered.
  22. Xeridian

    Xeridian TS Rookie

    They can't over charge me, I play PC! :p
  23. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 987   +65

    I am hoping for some Sony-based windows phone. my experience with sony ericsson in the past has been very pleasant and I can't wait for some lumia rival from sony. even better if they revived the cyber-shot phone. my tweaked 2006 cyber-shot K800 phone takes much better picture than a 2011 LG E900. the videocamera was horrible though.

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