Playstation and switch are the perfect combo for gaming in my opinion with both their robust 1st and 3rd party exclusives and with the newest AAA games being released on playstation, so sony turning into nintendo would not be good. Even though that wouldn't happen as Microsoft have stated call of duty will stay on playstation and be treated like Minecraft.
@Ogbert Too true, its a shame that sony have all but dropped most of those that you've said. Maybe they should have kept going with some of them as they were absolute bangers. There's also nothing stopping Sony doing their own kind of version of call of duty is there!
While both Microsoft and Sony have started 2022 with major acquisitions in the gaming industry, it is crucial that some of the most renowned studios like Electronic Arts, Capcom and Take Two, among others, continue to play for both sides.
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But through this entire public fight for \"open mobile platforms,\" as Epic puts it, there is one major set of closed platforms that the company seems happy to continue doing business with. We're speaking, of course, about video game consoles.
The era of the Xbox Switch was never meant to be, as some of the people behind the creation of the Xbox brand revealed that Microsoft tried to buy Nintendo twenty years ago, but they were laughed out of the building. The console war has consisted of three conflicting sides for twenty years now, with Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony battling it out at the marketplace. 1e1e36bf2d