Microsoft wants Sony to be like Nintendo
Thanks to the fact that today a new document that PlayStation presented to the Competition and Markets Authority was announced, or CMA) that have been made before the purchase of Blizzard Activision. In this way, it has been revealed that one of the desired objectives of this acquisition by Microsoft, is that Sony is more like Nintendo.
Through the new document, Sony says that with the purchase of Blizzard Activision, Microsoft wants PlayStation to be similar to Nintendo, in the sense that it can compete without having a strong contender for shooters for adults. This was what was said about it:
Microsoft states that Nintendo’s differentiated model shows that PlayStation does not need Call of Duty to compete effectively. But this reveals the true Microsoft strategy. Microsoft wants PlayStation to become Nintendo, to be a less close and effective Xbox competitor.
After the transaction, Xbox would become the unique window for all the best-selling shooting franchises in console (Call of Duty, Halo, Gears of War, + Doom, Overwatch), as explained by the decision, and then be free of serious competitive pressures.
Ignoring these facts, Microsoft argues that Nintendo has succeeded without access to Call of Duty. This loses the point. The decision identifies a large amount of evidence that shows that Nintendo offers a differentiated experience for Xbox and PlayStation because it focuses on family games that are very different from the PEG 18 FPS games such as Call of Duty.
In general, Microsoft’s internal documents track PlayStation more closely than Nintendo, and Nintendo is often absent from any internal competitive evaluation.
Each of the companies sees these comments in an opposite way. While Microsoft considers that the exclusivity of Call of Duty will make PlayStation have new proposals in other sections, Sony has indicated that this would leave them without a competitor for this market. In related issues, you can learn more about this document here. Similarly, PlayStation would have revealed the number of users at Xbox Game Pass.
Pointing to Nintendo in this conflict is unnecessary. The Great N does not compete and in the same areas as Microsoft and Sony, and pointing out that one of these has to live up to the Japanese company is absurd. Of all the points that have occurred, this is the worst.