Microsoft admits “many” PlayStation exclusives “better quality” than those on Xbox
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・Microsoft admits Sony has more ‘better quality’ exclusive games
・This statement was made public in a memorandum regarding Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
・The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has raised concerns about the possibility of violations of antitrust laws (antitrust laws) in this acquisition and is proceeding with a detailed investigation.
In its opinion, MicrosoftIt claims the deal is pro-competitive given Sony’s dominant platform holder.
・Microsoft’s answer is“Sony is a dominant game console maker, but also a strong game publisher.”,“Sony’s game publishing business is about the same size as Activision and nearly double Microsoft’s.”it is written like this
It calls Sony’s exclusive first-party franchises, including God of War, The Last of Us, and recently acquired Bungie’s Destiny 2, “iconic.”
・“There will be more than 280 first and third party exclusive titles launching on PlayStation in 2021, nearly five times more than Xbox.”
・Furthermore, later in the document, in order to prove that the merger would not have anti-competitive effects,Microsoft says “Sony has more exclusive games than Microsoft, many of which are of better quality”
・“Sony and Nintendo’s exclusive first-party games are among the best-selling games in Europe and worldwide.”,“Current Sony exclusive content includes notable first-party titles such as The Last of Us, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War and Spider-Man.”
·Also,“Sony has entered into agreements with third-party publishers that require them to ‘exclude’ Xbox from the platforms on which they can distribute their games.”it is also suggested
・As examples that exclude Xbox, “Final Fantasy 7 Remake”, “Bloodborne”, “Final Fantasy 16”, and “Silent Hill 2 Remake” are listed.
・Also, although specific figures have been omitted, it is claimed that the PlayStation accounted for a higher share of worldwide game sales on dedicated consoles than on the Xbox.For Nintendo, it is suggested that these ratios will be even higher.
・The document specifically mentions Call of Duty, arguing that “it is hard to imagine that Sony, a console giant with a lead of more than 2:1, would be seized as a result of not being able to access a single franchise.”
Microsoft also commented on Nintendo’s exclusive games, claiming they “offer a wider range of mature content than Xbox.”
・Microsoft“CMA misunderstands that the Nintendo Switch is primarily family-friendly. Such traits indicate that more mature/adult-oriented games are available on the Switch, and they are actively promoting it, including on the Switch’s YouTube channel.” It ignores the fact that it is for sale.”,“Nintendo’s innovative approach doesn’t detract from the fact that it still offers a console experience that competes with Xbox and Sony, and Call of Duty can thrive without a platform.” said
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