Microsoft-Activision-Blizzard Discussion Thread

They are afraid. People rightfully started to realize that a lot of stuff that Sony has achieved relied heavily on the third party and Sony’s dominating market position. As soon as Sony will start losing market share, with their attitude towards everybody “do as I say, not as I do” they will start losing allies.

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It’s hilarious at how many people think Europe/UK will block the deal.

Jim really got them convinced with his comments.

I’m not saying there’s a 100% chance the deal goes through but like Satya, I’m pretty confident that it does.

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Competition is actually good for PlayStation consumers. Look how much better ps plus has gotten due to competition.

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DAAAAAAAAMN lol. Seriously, everything Jim is doing reminds me of Jack during the start of last gen. :person_shrugging:t2:

Good, Sony and Sony fans think they have some inherent right to be console Market leader and keep acting like it even though Switch is way outpacing PS5 sales and even PS4.

Sony have been the most anti consumer Gaming Company for years now and it is about time they deal with the consequences. I hope at some point Sony stop automatically selling due to brand loyalty and nothing else.

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Sony NEVER innovated, they just bought off games from the competition and nickel and dime their customer base to death. They and their fans are completely stuck in the past.

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And acquired nearly every single one of their ‘big studios’ on top, but it’s ok when Sony do it.

  • Naughty Dog = Acquired
  • Sucker Punch = Acquired
  • Guerrilla Games = Acquired
  • Insomniac = Acquired
  • Bend = Acquired
  • Etc
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Also, Sony bought a publisher, when they decided to enter in the video games market.

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Yep the biggest publisher in Europe at the time, it all seems to be ‘forgotten’.

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I think the acquisition broke some people’s brains

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Why not give a free xbox to anyone who purchases a ps game? Competition.

This is a bigger deal than ppl treat it online I think. When Sony made that purchase Psygnosis represented 40% of the PAL marketshare. ABK never got remotely close to that kind of marketshare in any territory. Sure, nowhere near same scale in terms of cost for buying the pub, but in terms of how it affected the trajectory of the platform it was HUGE for Sony and they are enjoying the benefits to this day in PAL regions.

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Ok/s

Funny how all the Sony stans and the media either don’t know or conveniently forget that fact with all the current discourse around Xbox.

Also, given that Sony’s entire focus has been pushing out competition through locking non-owned IP to their platform with moneyhats, like they did with Sega, it’s particularly rich to see the revisionism and subsequent pearl-clutching from those same groups. Give me a fucking break.

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sony doesn’t money hat. they help with producing small games. such as ff7.

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If you moneyhat IP long enough it becomes the first party :fire:

Guess what… MS will be funding future call of duty titles

So they are eligible to make CoD exclusive

I think @cupcake was sarcastic

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