War between video game giants: Sony has denounced a maneuver by Microsoft to attack PlayStation

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The trade war between sony and microsoftthe major players in the global gaming industry, is still excited about the acquisition of the publisher Activision Blizzard. In this context, Sony -producer of Play station– She said “the real strategy” of the owner of Xboxes is to significantly reduce its business model, like that nintendo.

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The confusing charge is based on the world of shooting games for over 18 years Nintendo’s presence is almost nilas most of its titles revolve around Super Mario, Legends of Zelda, Pokémon and many other franchises.

Sony’s main argument for preventing Microsoft from acquiring Activision Blizzard is strictly aimed at the video game franchise call of Duty. The PlayStation owner claims a concern that Xbox may return to these exclusive video gamesleaving them without a large income.

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Xboxes, of course, denied that the main goal of this acquisition is to deprive PlayStation 4 and 5 users of the shooter saga in the digital entertainment industry, which recently released the title Modern Warfare 2.

The comments were made in response to the UK Competition and Markets Agency, which is currently investigating the takeover before approving it.

In an official 22-page document, Sony Interactive Entertainment states that the purchase could push users to leave PlayStationsomething that Xbox would take advantage of to raise its prices and hurt indie developers as a result.

In a comment section, Sony highlights comments made by Microsoft that other platforms grew up without Call of Duty, including the nintendoswitch. To this, PlayStation replied that Nintendo’s strategy is different from its or Xbox’s, as it is not based on adult shooter games.

“Microsoft says Nintendo’s differentiated model demonstrates that PlayStation doesn’t need Call of Duty to compete. But this reveals its true strategy,” he specifically expresses the statement and adds: “Microsoft wants PlayStation to become Nintendoto be a much smaller competitor than Xbox.”

The sale of Activision could “inflate” the prices of the games, according to Sony

One of the arguments the Japanese company made to the UK regulatory body over Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard could “hurt developers and lead to higher prices for games, hardware and subscription services”, so it trusts that seek to block the acquisition because this could mean a “substantial decrease in competition”.

According to a recent statement, the company has admitted that the video game subscription service xbox game pass exceeds playstation plusby Sony.

“Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is confident that the second phase of the CMA investigation confirms that the transaction may substantially reduce competition and should be banned,” the Japanese company noted in a recent statement.

According to Sony, Activision and Microsoft games account for 30-40% of all minutes played on consoles in the UK, meaning that if Microsoft solely controls Activision content, gamers professional gamers and indie developers would suffer.

“Over the medium term, a significant number of PlayStation users would likely switch to Xbox and/or Game Pass. Faced with weaker competition, Microsoft could: Raise console and game prices for Xbox users (including switching from PlayStation ); to raise the price of Game Pass and reduce innovation and quality,” Sony said.


Source: Clarin

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