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From the exciting moment message Microsoft, regarding its desire to acquire Activision Blizzard, there has been a lot of excitement in the world. The deal, which amounted to a staggering $68.7 billion, first of all caused great concern to the largest competitor of the Redmond giant – Sony. This, in turn, has led to strong clashes between companies.
Suffice it to recall the situation a few days ago, when the reports of CADE (the Administrative Council for Economic Defense of Brazil) saw the light. They include, among other things, Microsoft’s accusations of the Japanese company that it paid developers not to add their games to the Xbox Game Pass offering and other competitive subscription services (you can read more about them under this article). Link).
It is interesting that v Latest Documentsthat went to a Brazilian court, Microsoft defends its Activision Blizzard acquisition against CADE, citing previous-generation console sales During the so-called “consolation wars”. This is a very surprising move on the part of the American company, because since 2015 it has stopped publishing this kind of statistics. Reports show a great advantage for Sony over its competitor in this regard. Throughout the current distribution period, PS4 has sold twice as much consoles as Xbox One (Across Eurogamer).
Sony has overtaken Microsoft in terms of game console sales and user base, selling more than double that [niż] Xbox during the last generation ”- reads an excerpt from the report.
In January, Sony confirmedMore than 116 million PS4 consoles have been sold worldwide, and recently recorded a total sales of 117.2 million units, making it one of the most popular consoles of all time. This means that if Microsoft’s documentation is correct, the Redmond-based company has found buyers for nearly 60 million Xbox One consoles..
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The above information certainly does not work for the Japanese company, which recently complained about Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard (and its games) It will upset the balance in the industry. In all this situation, we cannot deny the intelligence of the Redmond giant. The American company, showing its weakness in the market for Sony, reassures the international authorities that it believes that even such a massive merger will not change the leadership position among these producers.
We’re very curious to see what arguments the PlayStation product will now make against Microsoft.
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