Microsoft has admitted that Sony has extra unique video games than Xbox, whereas additionally claiming that almost all of Sony’s first-party choices are higher high quality, reveals a report by Engadget.
That is an assertion made by Microsoft in a submitting with the UK’s Competitors and Markets Authority which is at present conducting an in-depth evaluation of the Activision-Blizzard acquisition.
This was primarily based on a submitting made on October 31, 2022, and it has been lately made publicly accessible.
Microsoft has additionally acknowledged that Sony is the “dominant console supplier” in addition to a “highly effective recreation writer”. The corporate has additionally claimed that Sony is round double the dimensions of Microsoft’s publishing enterprise and “equal in dimension to Activision”.
Microsoft has admitted that Sony could have over 280 unique first and third-party titles on PlayStation in 2021, practically 5 instances greater than on Xbox.
Aside from Sony’s personal franchises (which embrace in style titles like Ghost of Tsushima, The Final Of Us Sequence, God of Battle collection and many others), it additionally participates with third-party publishers for unique rights to the video games, claims Microsoft, giving examples for titles like Last Fantasy XVI, Silent Hill 2 Remake and others that both haven’t or received’t make it to Xbox.
Microsoft has highlighted that console exclusives comprise the next chunk of world recreation gross sales for Sony than Microsoft. Though it didn’t reveal that for Xbox exclusives, gamers don’t even want to purchase the sport, merely proudly owning the Xbox Video games Go subscription is sufficient.
Microsoft has even gone forward and in contrast Metacritic evaluation scores for PS and Xbox video games, claiming that Sony’s prime 20 video games in 2021 had a rating of 87/100 whereas the identical for Xbox was round 80/100.
The entire kerfuffle surfaced after Sony claims that the Microsoft-Activision deal may imply Microsoft may make Name Of Responsibility an Xbox unique, regardless of Microsoft’s Phil Spencer stating that they haven’t any such plans and so they want to carry CoD to the platform for years to return.
Microsoft has additionally claimed within the submitting that it supplied Sony a 10-year deal to maintain CoD on PlayStation (which Sony declined), whereas additionally stating that, “it’s implausible that Sony, the main console with a greater than 2-to-1 lead, could be foreclosed on account of not accessing a single franchise.”