In a surprising new statement from Microsoft, the company has admitted that PlayStation has better exclusives than those on Xbox. For about 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 PlayStation has an edge over Xbox right now.
As mentioned in a new document In connection with Microsoft’s ongoing bid to acquire Activision-Blizzard, the mega-corporation flatly said that “Sony has more exclusive games than Microsoft, many of which are of better quality.” While this may seem incredibly bizarre for Microsoft to say, it’s worth noting that the company is only doing this as a way to convince regulators that the Activision-Blizzard purchase should go ahead. Essentially, by claiming that Sony has better exclusives, Microsoft believes that regulators will be more receptive to approving the 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 more consistently knocked it out of the park 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 Moralesand Horizon Forbidden West are just a handful of noteworthy PS5 and PS4 exclusives that PlayStation has released since 2020. While Xbox could have a much brighter future, especially if it can complete this purchase of Activision-Blizzard, not even Microsoft is ready to claim that it’s doing better than Sony for now.
Do you find it strange that Microsoft 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 message me on Twitter at @MooreMan12.
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