As entertaining as the console wars can undeniably be at times, all three major gaming manufacturers rely on each other to succeed. After all, a healthy industry is good for business – and competition is a great thing for consumers. This surprisingly sporting image from Microsoft congratulating Sony on the PlayStation 4 launch acknowledges that – even if it probably was partially fuelled by a desire to thaw souring customer relations somewhat.

Regardless, it was genuinely heart warming to see Xbox Live director of programming Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb and Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida exchanging personal messages on Twitter. “Your turn next week,” the likeable PlayStation man said, following some kind words from the Microsoft employee. It really makes those heated message board debates look a little bit ridiculous, doesn’t it? Still, we’ll be glad when the daggers come out again – all of this camaraderie is bad for traffic.

[via twitter.com]