Phil Spencer, President of Xbox, revealed as part of today’s FTC hearing that he believes Sony is using revenue from Xbox games on the PlayStation platform to try to reduce Xbox’s survival on the market.
Spencer was asked what the company thinks about releasing games on PlayStation, saying that Sony is using the money generated from these titles to try to stop more games from coming to Xbox.
Here’s an excerpt courtesy of Windows Central:
“PlayStation uses the money they earn from Xbox games on PS5 to pay for other games banned on the Xbox platform. »
Spencer went on to talk about it in more detail, calling Sony a “fierce competitor” and explaining that the company takes 30% of the revenue when Xbox releases a title on PlayStation – again suggesting it’s being used to harm Xbox.
Following courtesy of Sports Illustrated:
“Every time we ship a game to PlayStation…Sony takes 30% of the revenue we make on their platform and then they use that money among other revenue they have to make to try and reduce the survivability of Xbox on the market. ”
The Xbox boss seems to be hinting at the third-party deals Sony has made for PlayStation over the years, such as Final Fantasy and even dead And GhostWire: Tokyo Prior to Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda.
In fact, Microsoft was apparently very concerned about this. star field Becoming a PlayStation exclusive ended up being a “driving force” behind the company’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media two years ago.
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