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Microsoft complains that it is losing the console wars

by on23 June 2023

Now the FTC wants to give the field to Nintendo and Sony

Microsoft has told a court that it has been losing the console wars to Sony and Nintendo and needs to buy Activision Blizzard to keep its head above water.

Regulators have been opposing the deal, claiming it would give Microsoft an advantage over the currently dominant Sony and Nintendo.

The court case started yesterday, and it does seem to an outsider that Vole has done its best to appease regulator concerns.

Part of Microsoft's current legal strategy is demonstrating the domineering lead PlayStation and Nintendo have established in the gaming industry. Xbox entered the market in 2001, and according to Microsoft's own documentation, their consoles have outperformed by Nintendo and Sony by a "significant margin."

Despite hard-fought success in the Xbox 360 generation and notable financial gain in recent quarters, Xbox claims it's never stopped "losing the console wars."

As it stands, Xbox is confidently one of the "big three" players in the console market, alongside PlayStation and Nintendo.

However, Microsoft states that its market share is trailing notably behind the most prominent competition.


Last modified on 23 June 2023
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