Xbox One takes on PS4 in 'Console Wars: The Musical'

Xbox One takes on PS4 in 'Console Wars: The Musical'

Credit: AVByte / YouTube

"Console Wars: The Musical" spoofs the gaming console battle between Microsoft and Sony in a scene reminiscent of "West Side Story."

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by TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 10 at 8:35 AM

A musical spoof on the console wars between Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One and Sony’s Playstation 4 is trending across the country on YouTube.

Both companies recently announced their new gaming consoles with some significant differences. Xbox One will require users to connect to the Internet at least once every 24 hours and will cost $499. It will also have cloud computing capabilities. PS4 will be $399, will not require the online connection and won’t restrict usage of used games.

The musical, posted Monday, is a take-off on West Side Story, with the Xbox group wearing green and the PS4 fans wearing blue.


The first two verses:

PS4
The PS4 will take it all
We'll leave the Xbox in the dirt
We'll be a 100 dollars less
They'll be a mess
We will make Microsoft hurt


XBOX ONE
Our Xbox One was something new
A system built to pave the way
But people took up in a rage
They're scared of change
They want the same
They’re all to blame
But we will still win the day


As the two groups get together to “battle,” they are joined by a man and woman conspicuously wearing red and white. They break off for a duet, touting why gaming on a PC is better.

GIRL
PC
It's better on pc
Play games the way they're meant to be
PC


GUY
Play on PC
The future is on steam
The consoles hold our progress back
With disks that crack
PC
Eventually, the couple convinces the fighting console groups to make the switch to PC.


The video was produced by AVByte, a project by two brothers to combine visual effects and musical theater.

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