Microsoft has admitted that Sony PlayStation has better exclusives than Xbox Series X|S in the latest Activision shenanigans.
Ever since Microsoft took the first steps to initiate the mammoth $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Sony and, in particular, Jim Ryan have apparently been doing everything they can to make sure the deal doesn’t go through.
Does PlayStation have better exclusives than Xbox?
For the most part, Sony has been raising concerns to market regulators around the world against Microsoft’s attempts to acquire Activision because it’s not a good thing for the video game industry.
Obviously, Microsoft feels this is a good thing, while Sony feels the opposite. Ultimately, it’s about each company wanting the other not to have too much competitive power.
However, in the latest turn of events, as reported by Push Square, Microsoft has admitted that Sony, at least for now, has the best exclusives of its own.
Microsoft said in a statement issued to regulators that: “many of [Sony’s first-party games] they are of better quality” than your own. Let’s be fair, Microsoft isn’t wrong. Though this admission is likely an attempt to garner pity from regulators in the hopes of going one step closer to making the Activision Blizzard deal a reality.
The statement goes on to say that Sony is “the dominant console provider” and a “powerful game editor”. according to a wiki entrythe Xbox Series X|S has sold 8 million units as of December 2021. While the PS5 has apparently sold 25 million. Again, Microsoft is not wrong, at least in being the “dominant console provider”.
PlayStation is currently winning the race
It’s worth keeping in mind that both Sony and Microsoft are trying to score points against each other. Also, they will always be the ones who favor one side over the other. However, as with most console generations, one is always the standout leader.
As it happens, Sony has been winning the race quite easily in the last few generations of PS4 and PS5. That being said, with all the studios and licenses Microsoft is acquiring, it’s understandable that it’s making leaps and bounds to make sure it’s the standout leader in the next generation.
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