Playstation contre Xbox : les raisons du nouvel affrontement entre les deux géants

Playstation contre Xbox : les raisons du nouvel affrontement entre les deux géants

game news Playstation versus Xbox: the reasons for the new confrontation between the two giants

Brazil has been the scene of a battle of giants between Xbox and PlayStation for two weeks. So what is this battle and why is it taking place in Brazil in mid-August? It all starts with the announcement of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Xbox, a news that obviously has no more than its competitor Sony… Here is everything you need to know about this matter…


  • There are always two, the master and the apprentice…
  • When attacked, the empire strikes back.
  • I love you, neither do I
  • The GamePass, Sony’s thorn in the side
  • the future of tomorrow

There are always two, the master and the apprentice…

Over the past six months, the video game market has changed tremendously. Xbox has been relying heavily on its GamePass for years. Meanwhile, PlayStation played along with the skeptics, before falling in line by renewing its services with the 2022 version of PS Now. Sony has been a leader for 25 years and its place is now in jeopardy. To be successful in the subscription catalog market, three things are needed: a lot to negotiate the contracts and add more and more games, a lot of servers to host the content and offer an attractive offer to the players. On the first two points, Microsoft wins. For the deal, Xbox puts all of its games on its GamePass, which Sony can’t afford yet. PlayStation still relies heavily on machine sales as its primary medium and on the profitability of individual game releases. However, Sony can count on its exclusives, although they arrive on PS Plus with a small delay. Where Sony is very upset right now is that Activision Blizzard has the goose that lays the golden egg: the Call of Duty license, and the studio is about to be bought by competitor Xbox. Playstation fears a future major Xbox exclusivity, and embarks on a crusade to thwart these plans. To Brazil!

When attacked, the empire strikes back.

In January, Microsoft announced its intention to buy Activision Blizzard King for $69 billion. But before declaring victory, we must wait for the validation of the acquisition by various commissions. Obviously, an acquisition of this size takes time and worries many gamers, including Sony. The objective of the commissions is to ensure compliance with the competition, before validating the acquisition. Brazil is a very important market for Game Pass, because the consoles are too expensive there. The commission launched an investigation to collect testimonies from industry players and published the results. This is the perfect opportunity for Playstation to try and corner Xbox.

I love you, neither do I

Therefore, fake compliments have been linked since the beginning of August. Sony says that Microsoft is a great group, but acquiring Call of Duty would be a danger to others. Microsoft compliments Sony’s exclusives by saying they’ll be fine, and even argues that its own catalog remains less attractive than Sony’s and Nintendo’s. Sony’s Spider-Man exclusivity is also highlighted, as the group also owns the film rights. Sony’s response: Call of Duty is the biggest franchise of all time and amounts to a category of games unto itself, which would make it difficult to compete. On the other hand, Microsoft plays with disdain towards Activision Blizzard to minimize the scale of its acquisition. In short, both competitors are doing a lot in one way or another to blow their cover.

The GamePass, Sony’s thorn in the side

The dramatic exchanges continue, but particularly around GamePass as a profitable model. GamesPass sees itself as a perfect weapon in terms of current growth. I was already racking up a lot of money just on subscriptions and studio purchases, especially in Brazil. Microsoft has a clear speech, accused of being embarrassed by Sony that stopped the expansion of GamePass. We now know thanks to the press that the Japanese giant pays blocking rights and in particular with the communication of the games. Obviously Microsoft isn’t all white either, as we’ve seen similar block stories with the Epic VS Apple lawsuit.

the future of tomorrow

The Activision Blizzard and King franchises are colossal and concentrate a large number of games that work very well like Call of Duty. But under Xbox’s stewardship, it’s entirely possible that other licenses will break out to strengthen GamePass. However, exit problems are expected. Microsoft has expressed a desire to prevent its games from eating each other by coming out every twelve months. A decision that would look a lot like a change in corporate policy. However, it ensures that cross-platform games will continue to be released everywhere, but GamePass priority above all else!

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