Xbox vs Sony: Exclusives vs Quality

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 • 6:40 EST

has more exclusive games than does, according to , which claims that many of its rival's first-party titles "are better quality." Not now Console exclusives account for a higher percentage of global game sales for Sony than Microsoft, the latter claimed (Sony just revealed that it sold 5.1 million copies of God of War Ragnarok in the game's launch week). "The average Metacritic score for Sony’s top 20 exclusive games in 2021 was 87/100, against 80/100 for Xbox," Microsoft claimed. However, many Xbox players opt to access Microsoft's exclusives instead of buying them outright — a point that Microsoft doesn't touch on while discussing the companies' sales proportions for their exclusive games. Lest you believe Microsoft is dunking on its own game studios for no reason, the company made the assertion in with the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which is conducting of the planned Activision Blizzard acquisition. In addition, Microsoft pointed to review scores for PlayStation and Xbox games. "Sony is roughly equivalent in size to Activision and nearly double the size of Microsoft's game publishing business." "In addition to being the dominant console provider, Sony is also a powerful game publisher," Microsoft wrote in its response to the CMA. (engadget.com). Continue reading.



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