Sony Feels Microsoft's Presence in its Own Digital Storefront

20 April, 2024 Sony

Sony Feels Microsoft's Presence in its Own Digital Storefront


As the never-ending battle for gaming industry dominance continues, it looks like Microsoft has gained an upper hand of sorts over rival Sony - it's reported that several of Microsoft's properties rank among the best-selling games on the PlayStation storefront, a phenomenon that several years ago would be unthinkable.


This new trend comes after Microsoft's massive content shopping spree, which saw the company acquire several big names in the industry including the likes of Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, id Software, and more. As posted by Derek Strickland from TweakTown, Microsoft currently has more games on the PlayStation Store's top 25 best-sellers versus Sony-owned IPs.


More specifically, seven of the most-purchased games on PlayStation (at the moment at least) are all owned by Microsoft - this includes Call of Duty at the number one spot, followed by Overwatch 2, Sea of Thieves, Fallout 4, Minecraft, Fallout 76, and Grounded.


In the midst of this competition though, this situation also works for both brands - Microsoft's IPs get additional exposure and sales via the PS store, while Sony takes a cut from the same sales. It's a bit strange to think about, especially for folks who grew up during the fierce console wars of the early 2000s.


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