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PlayStation is afraid Xbox wants to make them 'more like Nintendo'

PlayStation is afraid Xbox wants to make them 'more like Nintendo'

How this would actually happen is not explained. Funnily enough.

The deliberations over Microsoft's acquisition of Activision have given us some gems, like The Elder Scrolls VI is going to be a mid-sized game, Battlefield will never be as successful as Call of Duty, and even the estimated release window for Grand Theft Auto VI.

Now, Sony's latest swipe at its rival is to suggest that Microsoft is trying to turn PlayStation into Nintendo. Yeah. It's worth reading this justification than once to get what Sony is saying. "Microsoft claims that Nintendo's differentiated model demonstrates that PlayStation does not need Call of Duty to compete effectively. But this reveals Microsoft's true strategy. Microsoft wants PlayStation to become like Nintendo, so that it would be a less close and lese effective competitor to Xbox," read its response letter to the ongoing reviews of the acquisition.

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As TweakTown points out, Sony and Nintendo are not at all similar. In 2021, the former announced its annual revenue to be $84.6 billion whereas the latter reported an annual revenue of $16.5 billion. How the removal of Activision's roster of games from its consoles would cause such a significant loss is beyond me. Additionally, it's slightly shady to say that Sony would shrink to the scale of Nintendo when Nintendo is one of the oldest video game companies and is known to continually innovate with its products and business decisions.

Obviously, it's important to keep up with the proceedings of this historic acquisition in the interest of the industry and consumer purchasing power. However, players of all stripes are tiring of these digs between the two titans. "What I find despicable, in the legitimate battle to make or [break] the MS/AV deal, is the way the games are getting demeaned," said one. "Is it necessary? Legally, maybe. Fair? Not."

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Topics: Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox