Another day, another unearthed gem of Microsoft Activision Agreement. The regulator fiasco. This time it’s Xbox maker’s claim that Activision Blizzard isn’t even close to being the biggest third-party vendor for PlayStation. Apparently, he ranks fifth.
Electronic Arts and Ubisoft overtake Activision as suppliers to Sony and Microsoft
In a helpful figure included in its response to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Microsoft revealed that sports gaming house EA is the largest third-party console gaming provider, followed by Ubisoft. and Take-Two Interactive. Although Microsoft pointed out that this was the case for PlayStation, the figure reveals that the same is true for Xbox.
Where things change is when it comes to Sony Interactive Entertainment as the publisher. Apparently, Sony itself is the fourth largest game publisher, overtaking Activision Blizzard, which ranks fifth. “Sony has 286 PlayStation-exclusive games,” Microsoft said, adding that Sony maintains its own proprietary games “almost entirely PlayStation-exclusive.” The company name then dropped God of War, Spider-Man, and The Last of Us.
Speaking of The Last of Us, Microsoft and Activision obviously want regulators to take notice of the HBO TV show. Not only has an Activision executive previously claimed that the success of The Last of Us was a good reason for the merger to go forward, but Microsoft went the extra mile to report the show’s success to the CMA.
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