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Sony Goes on a Hiring Spree in Wake of PS4′s Success While Microsoft Continues its Own in Full Swing

by on December 18, 2013 2:49 PM 64

One of the best indicators of the success of a platform is seeing the company behind it hire new personnel actively to support it. We’ve seen it happening with Microsoft and the Xbox One over the last month and now Sony Computer Entertainment America is at it as well.

Today the publisher opened 13 new career opportunity ads seeking a variety of professionals, following another slew of 6 on December the 12 and several more in the last month. Since the North American launch of the PS4 the number of career opportunities offered by SCEA was 46, including multiple at Sony Santa Monica, which is known to be working on new titles for the PS4.

Not to be outdone, Microsoft Game Studios is continuing its own hiring spree offering ten new jobs between yesterday and today, that add to the 31 already published in the last month.

The new generation is now in full swing, and both Sony and Microsoft seem to be gearing up in full swing to tackle it with the best possible staff.

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  • Guest

    Yet, MS has made the bigger and more noteworthy purchases. Just shows that MS has the real cash to burn and Sony doesn’t. Poor paupers.

    • Gamerrr

      Poor fanboys

    • Ritsujun

      The poor Xbabies got Xbone180′d and Xbone720p’d over and over again.

      • Steven Shearer

        At least Microsoft have learned from their mistake!

        • Bankai

          Sony spent this entire year showing that they’ve learned from their mistakes with the PS3, so that voids your comment. Sorry.

          • Steven Shearer

            How does that void my point? Both companies have made mistakes and both will make more mistakes. Microsoft have learned from their mistakes that they made this year, whilst it took Sony years to learn from them

          • chrisredfield31

            It voids your point because you’re a bot, that’s why.

          • Steven Shearer

            A bot? Explain that one. I am trying to be fair and unbiased.

          • Steven Shearer

            Sorry, As I just explained. The way I typed the originally statement sounded like I was an Xbox fanboy but what I meant was at least Microsoft have fixed their issues with the Xbox One instead of just leaving it the way it was.

          • Steven Shearer

            Sorry, dude. i’ve just realised what you meant. When I said ” At least” I didn’t mean that comparing to Sony. I meant,at least they have fixed their problems, if you know what I mean. So that was confusing.

        • Not A PC Gamer

          They haven’t learned anything my little idiotic friend… and neither have their fanbase obviously.. Too inept and gullible to understand anything.

          • Steven Shearer

            Explain that one, do you work for Microsoft? As far as I’m aware Microsoft have learned their lesson, as they have got rid of the features of the Xbox One that the majority of people did not like. Granted that was probably down to preorder numbers but still. Sony are not perfect, in fact PS4 showed signs of DRM before the Xbox did. Both consoles have DRM on digital games just not on physical games.

    • TristanPR77

      Sony with less money have won 2 console generations, have the best selling console in history (PS2), have the largest console launch in history (PS4), and surpassed the xbox 360 worldwide.

      Meanwhile Microsoft with more money… Yeap, NOTHING.

      Is about the passion, not about who have more money.

      • Steven Shearer

        Microsoft have nothing? The Xbox One has sold a fantastic number of units just like the PS4. Also the Xbox 360 was a massive success for Microsoft!

        • tarbis

          Name one exclusive game the Xbox 360 had this year and will have the next? Oh wait. NOTHING! Not even a single exclusive crappy Kinect game. LOL!

          • Steven Shearer

            Well I believe that Xbox One will have an exclusive game called “Titanfall” and a lot of people are excited about that!

          • PhantomVash808

            Not exclusive you don’t need a XB1 to play it. You can also play Titanfall on 360 or PC.

          • Steven Shearer

            That is very true, however, that person was making out like Microsoft don’t have any exclusives which is simply not true.

          • PhantomVash808

            I think he is talking about a Microsoft Studio game. Titanfall is being published by EA.

          • Steven Shearer

            Although you are probably right, he didn’t state that. He made out like they have no exclusives, which is false.

          • Steven Shearer

            Also you’re making that sound bad. All I get is that Microsoft studio’s were too busy making Xbox One games. Remember Sony have more studios than Microsoft.

        • peterpansyndrome94

          really?

          http://www.destructoid.com/analyst-microsoft-losing-2-billion-on-xbox-annually-265273.phtml

          Analyst: Microsoft Losing $2 billion on Xbox Annually

          • Steven Shearer

            Okay fair point, though the Xbox 360 and Xbox One have still sold brilliant number of units. Remember these companies make no money on the hardware its the software and the exclusives.

          • Virdin Barzey

            Dude, maybe nobody told you but this site is a Sony fanboy site. They will try to tell you differently but it a haven for the Sony sheep. Stop wasting your time trying to have a non-bias convo with sheeple.

            Microsoft has been great for the industry as every bit as Sony has been great for the industry. These idiots don’t understand business and spew all kind of inaccurate info even though they themselves are benefiting from the competition.

            Nintendo and Sega were doing fine until Sony came along and messed it up. How stupid is that? As dumb as Sony and Nintendo was doing fine and MS came and messed it up. What did they mess up? Nothing. They gave gamers a different choice, more and different games and experiences that tons of people like and has made them tons of money. Just like Nintendo, Sega, Atari, Colecovision, etc. that all came before Sony and MS its the people who choose.

            The clowns are looking at consoles and call themselves gamers. Yet they miss out on tons of great games on other consoles so they aren’t real gamers. The biggest loser last gen was clearly Sony. They made some stupid blunders that cost them dearly. MS is probably the biggest winner. How? MS made a killing on LIVE so much that Sony is now charging for it. MS exclusives and multiplatform games sold way better for most of that gen.

            And these clowns talk about the XBOX losing money because the XBOX division in lumped in a division with the failed Zune. If you look at the XBOX only, it has been one of MS only successes. Its why they keep making it unlike the Zune.

            I don’t agree with everything MS does but neither do I with Sony. Nevertheless, I get all the consoles because its the games that matter and I look forward to playing on both the PS4 and XB1 for as long as I did with my XB360 and PS3. Here comes the sheep….

          • Allan Narci

            wats the matter precious? arguing with fanboys of the competing brand make your brain hurt? man up.

          • Virdin Barzey

            You meant “sheep up.” No thanks. Sheep are dumb just like your comment. It makes no sense to argue about nonsense. Guess that make too much sense for certain sheeple.

    • Axe99

      Any gamer looking down on PlayStation as a brand has a metric truckload of emotional bias (as would any gamer looking down on the Xbox brand, or Nintendo, or Sega – hell, even 3DO, bless it’s ridiculously priced launch!) and should look at finding more emotional balance and enjoying the games and systems on their merits.

    • tarbis

      Really? Last time I checked, there are no exclusive games came out for the Xbox 360 this year and even next year. Not even a measly Kinect game. LOL!

      • Neil Dyson

        Kinect 2 Xbox One Demo (for Xbox 360 Kinect) would probably be more exciting than anything the playstation (gotta MOVE your EYE) could even do.

        • Allan Narci

          aren’t you a little old to be a fanboy?

          • Neil Dyson

            I run a similar website and report on events and expo’s. I’m no fanboy. I do it for real.

          • Allan Narci

            well you seem pretty biased toward microsoft

          • Neil Dyson

            I am because their overall plan is better from a statistical point of view

          • Allan Narci

            I’m afraid we will have to disagree on that observation. I think MS lacks vision and direction with their console effort. I don’t need a second cable box basically.

          • Neil Dyson

            If my box does all that I like then I’m way happier that it does. I had a games console as an Atari and to be truthful it’s not a games console to todays standards.

    • Bankai

      Too bad they can’t afford 1080p.

      On a more serious note, Microsoft’s purchases are equal to Sony’s in noteworthiness, so shut it.

  • Steven Shearer

    Why is the Xbox One and Microsoft getting so much hate here? Both consoles have has fantastic amount of sells! We should all be happy that this has proved that console gaming is far from dying just like many have claimed it is.

    • peterpansyndrome94

      155 million PS2′s begs to differ.
      The gaming industry was doing great even before M$ messed everything up. It would be even better with out the Xbox brand.

      • Steven Shearer

        Yeah, because comparing technology that is a month old to one that is thirteen years old. The Xbox One has smashed the amount of PS2 that was released in that same time frame. Also if Microsoft did not join the console market online gaming would not be as advanced as it it today. Remember Xbox Live only allowed Broadband connection. That was a risky move by Microsoft and that was a move that benefited gaming! Moreover, competition between Microsoft and Sony is good. We get more games and better online experience. Gaming would not be as far as it is today without Sony or Microsoft.

        • Allan Narci

          I don’t think anyone can deny that xbox live moved gaming forward but at what price? microtransactions? paywalls? online activation keys for games? ALL OF IT designed to milk the consumers wallet.

          • Steven Shearer

            It was also successful, so successful in fact that Sony are starting to do it! Remember these companies are here to make money,..

    • Allan Narci

      gee I don’t know, could it be their history of burning the consumer when all was said and done? call me crazy.

  • crowbo

    To the ridiculous fanboys…..Sony NEEDS Microsoft and Microsoft NEEDS Sony for all us gamers sakes. I have owned original Xbox, PS2, Xbox 360 and now Xbox One (and many consoles and PCs beforehand) but what the ridiculous fanboys don’t seem to realise before they spout their pointless hate is that without competition, innovation suffers. The PS3 would not have had such a good line up of games if it wasn’t for Microsoft also having a cracking line up of exclusives….so think about each company benefits gamers as a whole before spouting your fanboy crap – or just go back into your bedroom and wait ’til yout “mommy” calls you down for your dinner. It’s pathetic and childish.

    • peterpansyndrome94

      The gaming industry was doing great even before M$ messed everything up. It would be even better with out the Xbox brand.

    • chrisredfield31

      we don’t need Microsoft doofus. We were doing fine with Nintendo until those dorks showed up.

  • Jason Mounce

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/12/15/microsoft-game-studios-hiring-spree-gives-perspective-to-xbox-ones-successful-launch/

    “Microsoft Game Studios Hiring Spree Gives Perspective to Xbox One’s Successful Launch”

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/12/18/sony-goes-on-a-hiring-spree-in-wake-of-ps4s-success-while-microsoft-continues-its-own-in-full-swing/

    “Sony Goes on a Hiring Spree in Wake of PS4′s Success While Microsoft Continues its Own in Full Swing”

    Lazy…..

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      Yep. So lazy to look at both perspectives.

      Oh wait.

      • Jason Mounce

        The titles were lazily done.

        Defensive much?

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          They say exactly what happened. There’s no reason to look for something different to describe exactly the same fact multiple days after.

          • Jason Mounce

            Yes, and I consider that lazy to do such things. Again, Defensive much?

            Could’ve just done one article on both at the same time, instead it has to be a side-by-side thing with hopes of clicks or more views whereas One article would just get one amount of views, splitting it likely is for click-purposes rather than efficiency.

          • Virdin Barzey

            Not only is he lazy but bias. I give him credit, he knows his audience well and caters to them. Can’t fault him for that. Kinda smart if you ask me.

          • Jason Mounce

            It’s the kind of situation where I’d not give credit because someone knows how to be more manipulative than others, then try to bullshit you and think it routine or normal.

    • Neil Dyson

      Just don’t like they both did well oh dear. I’m not seeing a 93% worldwide swing guys!

  • Neil Dyson

    hmm was surprised at the total lack of links for gamer fans / professionals on this one.

  • Neil Dyson

    PS4 can’t even land the infamous Titanfall. So whilst we get a great release from Respawn you look forward to (at best) The Last Of Us 2. So more zombie slayers same as COD (Treyarch) unless you think GT6 is good. I read all the votes and comments b4 I posted this. Total PS4 fanboy page lol.

    • Bankai

      Titanfall looks terrible, so that’s no big loss. You can have fun playing Call of Duty: Mechs, but the rest of us will be waiting for Evolution, Sucker Punch, Ready at Dawn, Sony Santa Monica, Sony San Diego, Media Molecule and Naughty Dog to grace the PS4 with their presence.

      Also the infected aren’t zombies, they’re still living whereas zombies are dead and CoD wishes it were anywhere near The Last of Us’s level and a TLOU sequel wouldn’t be ready this soon because it takes time to create a masterpiece – As for GT6, it’s very good, you just don’t know quality.

    • Bilal Prince- Ali

      loooooooooool… 1. i don’t think this guy knows games or what the word ‘infamous’ means.. 2. how are you even attempting to compare Titanfall to TLOU 2…? 3. TLOU 2 would be safe to assume would be a better quality game within its own genre anyway you clearly haven’t played the game if you’re calling it a zombie slayer -____-. just enjoy your Titanfall while i shall enjoy my inFamous : Second Son when that drops!! :DDDD

    • chrisredfield31

      you’re a loser.

      • Neil Dyson

        No I have an opinion that anyone who just chats PS4 is when both consoles are good for different reasons. More likely you are the loser for even saying it.

    • Jecht_Sin

      I’ll upgrade FF XIV: ARR to 1080p@60fps in April. Thank you. Titanfall? I leave FPS junk to the kids.

  • WHAT!?

    Our economy is saved!

    • Guest

      NOPE. LOLing hard at the $0N¥ paupers.

      • You are flat out wrong

        Please leave, Zaire.

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    link??

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