Over the years, PlayStation has given us some amazing exclusive titles. Uncharted, The Last Of Us, God Of War, are just a few examples of amazing games we’ve played. The PlayStation 4 managed to outsell the Xbox One and one can safely say that Sony dominated the market. But it owes a great deal of its success to its exclusive titles. These games actually managed to boost console sales, which speaks volumes about PlayStation’s ability to woo its customers. But according to reports, things have taken an interesting turn ahead of the PlayStation 5 launch.
According to a comment on a Resetera thread, Former Game Informer Editor Imran Khan wrote
“I don’t like to come into threads where I am the subject because people are usually not polite and any appearance leads to 30 notifications asking “Where’s the details, tho?”
But yes. There isn’t a major third party out there Sony failed to approach asking what kind of deals they could work out. Some had content, some had games, some had content and games. It is not like Microsoft was not willing to offer, they just didn’t want to pay the asking price, because Sony approached with pretty high numbers in the first place.
That “PlayStation Advantage” branding and “Console Exclusive” wording are both going to get a lot of use in the next few years.”
This information also comes at a time when Sony recently announced that Spiderman was coming to Marvel’s Avengers as a PlayStation Exclusive.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have different objectives
While this is all speculative, it opens up a different discussion altogether. Phil Spencer has mentioned that the Xbox Series X is no longer the ‘star’ of Microsoft’s strategy. With this said, it looks like Microsoft is focusing on its Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate services. The latter will also include access to Project xCloud.
They also recently announced that the xCloud Gaming service will be compatible with the DualShock 4 controllers. This comes at a time when there are rumors that the Game Pass may arrive on PlayStation. Clearly, Spencer and Co are looking at something beyond console sales.
Meanwhile, Sony is still pushing for more console sales. Recent reports said the company had increased its production to meet the demand. They also have plans for PS4 whereas the Xbox One is now discontinued. This shows that these two giants are headed in different directions.
This year’s console launch will be thoroughly interesting to see as these two companies go head-to-head with different plans completely. Sony is pushing for more console sales with its extensive exclusive options and Microsoft is looking at cloud gaming and its Game Pass. Holiday 2020 is going to surprise us and we can’t wait to see what happens next.
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