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Xbox exclusive: Call of Duty as reason for decision – Sony fears it will influence console purchases

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08/01/2022 at 5:04 p.m.

Microsoft Xbox plans to buy Activision Blizzard and with it the Call of Duty series. However, Sony is concerned that the shooter series alone will influence the purchase of consoles.

Sony fears that Call of Duty will be a selling point for Xbox and against PlayStation. (Source: Twitter screenshot Geronimo_73)

  • Sony fears that Call of Duty is very strong as a brand.
  • If Microsoft bought Activision Blizzard, Call of Duty could serve as a selling point for an Xbox.
  • Even with the right budget, another shooter cannot compete with CoD.

Microsoft plans to buy Activision Blizzard, but this is only possible after approval from regulators.

As part of the takeover, various gaming industry companies were asked about how VGC reported.

Sony fears in particular the negative effects of the takeover by Microsoft. As a brand, Call of Duty has great importance in the market and can therefore be used as a buying argument for Xbox and against PlayStation.

Strong fan base as base

Sony credits the shooter series with such popularity that even with the right budget, it wouldn’t be possible to compete with a similar shooter like Call of Duty.


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Just looking at the number of followers on Facebook, 24 million for Call of Duty and only 8 million for Battlefield, you can see the fan engagement.

However, according to Microsoft, there are currently no plans to bring Call of Duty exclusively to Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, as the series is expected to continue appearing on PS4 and PS5 beyond existing contracts.

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