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Xbox Congratulates Sony On PS5 Launch

Xbox Congratulates Sony On PS5 Launch

Alongside the launches of two new Xbox consoles - Series X and S - the PlayStation 5 has also been released this week. Well, it has if you're in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand or South Korea - in the UK and elsewhere we'll have to wait until 19 November.

But although they're rivals in the gaming world, Microsoft and Sony have shown a bit of camaraderie as they head into the all-important festive shopping season.

Each of the gaming giants has sent tweets of solidarity to each other - proving that Twitter isn't just there to troll your competitors (ahem, unnamed world leaders).

Today, Xbox sent two friendly messages to congratulate PlayStation. The first one quote-tweeted a message from 2013, where Xbox had said: "Congratulations on your launch, Sony."

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The new message read: "Generation after generation, it's a pleasure to game alongside you. Happy launch day @PlayStation."

Underneath, Phil Spencer - head of Xbox - had added a message.

It read: "Congrats to Jim Ryan, @yosp, @cerny, @hermenhulst, @igTedPrice and the entire team at Sony @PlayStation on the PS5 launch. Great accomplishment during these challenging times."

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Herman Hulst, Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios, then replied to the tweet, saying: "Thanks Phil. What a great week for gamers around the world.

"We hope both our consoles and all our games bring joy to people during these challenging times."

The new PS5 is launching worldwide over the next week. Credit: Sony
The new PS5 is launching worldwide over the next week. Credit: Sony

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Well, that's thoroughly decent behaviour from both parties, isn't it - and much needed when the rest of the world seems so polarised.

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But speaking of consoles and trolling, spare a thought for one poor fella whose girlfriend pranked him into believing she'd bought him a PlayStation 5 for Christmas.

Luke Coburn said he was struggling to hold himself together after his partner Rebecca Redbourn sent him a text message which made it look like there was a PS5 in their house.

Alongside the photo, Rebecca sent: "Omg look what just got delivered. The box is huge!!! How am I supposed to hide that until Christmas?!"

Credit: Kennedy News & Media
Credit: Kennedy News & Media
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Before following up with a second message that read: "Omg!!! Ignore that. I was supposed to send that to Kathie [her sister]."

A delighted Luke said: "You best be f***ing joking."

Rebecca kept the prank going, even apologising for ruining his Christmas 'surprise' before sending him another shot of the 'PS5'.

Eventually she came clean, leaving poor Luke absolutely gutted. And to add insult to injury, she shared screenshots of their hilarious exchange online, which have since gone viral.

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Unlucky, mate.

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