In a surprising new statement from Microsoft, the company has admitted that PlayStation has better exclusives than what you see on Xbox. For nearly two decades, video game fans have argued over whether PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo regularly offer the best exclusive titles. And while there’s no objective truth to be found in this debate, it seems that even Microsoft believes that PlayStation has an advantage over Xbox right now.
As mentioned in a new document grappling with Microsoft’s ongoing attempt to acquire Activision-Blizzard, the megacorporation was outspoken that “Sony has more exclusive games than Microsoft, many of which are of better quality.” While this may seem like an incredibly strange thing for Microsoft to do, it’s worth noting that the company is only doing it as a way of trying to convince regulators that its Activision-Blizzard purchase should go through. Essentially, by arguing that Sony has better exclusives, Microsoft thinks it will make regulators more open to approving its deal to acquire the publisher behind Call of Duty.
In a general sense, it’s hard to argue with what Microsoft has said here. While there have been a handful of solid Xbox exclusives in recent years, PlayStation has been more consistent with its own titles. games like Ghost of Tsushima, God of War Ragnarok, The Last of Us Part II, Horizon Forbidden West, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesY Forbidden Horizon West are just a few of the notable PS5 and PS4 exclusives that PlayStation has released since 2020. Although Xbox could have a much brighter future ahead of it, especially if it can complete this Activision-Blizzard buyout, at the moment even Microsoft isn’t willing. to claim that it is doing better than Sony.
Do you think it’s strange that Microsoft has made this claim about its own games on Xbox compared to PlayStation? And do you agree or disagree with what has been said? Let me know in the comments or send me a message on Twitter at @MooreMan12.
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