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2 hours ago, triggr happy ss said:

these 2 cant evolve then they will most likely partner with amazon,netflix or apple or be bought out. Atleast nintendo might

 

Arre aapne bhi fookna shuru ? :lol:

 

Everybody's commenting without realising the history, background, culture and demographics of both Sony and Nintendo (deal has had no effect on Nintendo's stock - it rose by nearly 5% in the last 5 days). 

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Just now, WhiteWolf said:

Sony forcing people into their ecosystem by making big mass market IP like Spiderman exclusive to PS.

 

Spiderman used to be multiplatform but not anymore. Now same goes for mainline FF games. Its MS time to play dirty.

 

 

 

Lol. Max percentage of CoD sales, actual sales, come from the PS ecosystem. How would they  earn if they block it out. WHy did they launch Psychonauts 2 on the ps4???

 

 

by 2024, PS 5 would hit higher milestones (in terms of sales). They wont be able to ignore the system.

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2 minutes ago, radicaldude said:

 

 

 

Lol. Max percentage of CoD sales, actual sales, come from the PS ecosystem. How would they  earn if they block it out. WHy did they launch Psychonauts 2 on the ps4???

 

 

by 2024, PS 5 would hit higher milestones (in terms of sales). They wont be able to ignore the system.

Max sales of all Bethesda games were also more PS4 last gen

 

Multiplatform games do sell more but MS don't care about PS sales. If they did then ES6 will not be announced as exclusive 

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3 minutes ago, WhiteWolf said:

Sony forcing people into their ecosystem by making big mass market IP like Spiderman exclusive to PS.

 

 

 

 

Because they have the power to. They have the dev talent and they depend on in house studios to make franchises gamers just cant ignore. Sony's Marquee games sell in millions.

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MS got steam for some extra sales. They don't need PS whatsoever.  So delusional fanboys can keep dreaming. 

 

WE HAD SAME f**ckin DISCUSSION WHEN BETHESDA WAS ACQUIRED LOL. You all still at it again. 

 

 

Sony poke the beast. MS not some tiny company that Sony can beat and easily kick them out as competitor. They here to fight and win. War is now beyond console gaming  

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Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service now has 25 million subscribers. That’s up from the 18 million Microsoft previously reported in January last year. The Xbox Game Pass all-you-can-eat catalog of downloadable games — or the “Netflix for video games” as it’s often described — continues to attract new subscribers as Microsoft looks to extend the service.

 

 

https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/18/22406059/xbox-game-pass-subscribers-25-million-microsoft-activision

 

 

 

18 mil in Jan 2021

 

25 mil in Jan 2022

 

 

I am pretty sure Spender had hoped for more growth. Wonder by how much they would grow this year, (in case their marquee titles get further delayed.)

 

 

PS- After this acquisition news, many would join (based on speculations) . Would be interested to see the actual numbers.

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If ppl think M$ don’t care about money  or won’t play dirty again once they have monopoly,they are just delusional. 
 

It can even go to the point where they might block stand-alone purchases & force ppl to subscribe on an inflated rate if they want to access these IP’s. 

What’s happened in the past is always indicative of the future.

 

Obviously there’s no point in arguing with longtime fanboys as they were fully supporting M$ even when physical sales were tried being hijacked & Kinnect was needlessly being shoved down their throats. 


M$ was always the one to introduce paywalls in this industry historically.

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70$ a copy model won't survive for long. It had great run.

 

Best part of GP model is that developers won't have to shut shops if game doesn't work.

Netflix has actually pushed the quality of movies/TVs.

The best part is that no CD Projekt Red can pull a fast one, like they did with 2077

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13 minutes ago, AnK said:

If ppl think M$ don’t care about money  or won’t play dirty again once they have monopoly,they are just delusional. 
 

It can even go to the point where they might block stand-alone purchases & force ppl to subscribe on an inflated rate if they want to access these IP’s. 

What’s happened in the past is always indicative of the future.

 

Obviously there’s no point in arguing with longtime fanboys as they were fully supporting M$ when physical sales were tried being hijacked & Kinnect was needlessly being shoved down their throats. 


M$ was always the one to introduce paywalls in this industry historically.


of course they will… Sony started charging for unlocking frame rates, paid multiplayer. 70$ games as soon as they were in dominant position.. MS has been doing the same and will do the same if they reach dominant position 

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5 minutes ago, Right said:

70$ a copy model won't survive for long. It had great run.

 

Best part of GP model is that developers won't have to shut shops if game doesn't work.

Netflix has actually pushed the quality of movies/TVs.

The best part is that no CD Projekt Red can pull a fast one, like they did with 2077

 

Dirt cheap subscription models wont last forever as well. SPecially after these big dollar purchases. Wont be surprised if they launch some titles exclusive to gamepass with an expensive subscription plan for new subs.

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Just now, radicaldude said:

Dirt cheap subscription models wont last forever as well. SPecially after these big dollar purchases. Wont be surprised if they launch some titles exclusive to gamepass with an expensive subscription plan for new subs.

 

A change to the subscription plans is inevitable. Remains to be seen when and how drastic it will be.

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11 minutes ago, Right said:

Netflix has actually pushed the quality of movies/TVs

Lol Netflix quality movies are dumpster fire, especially the sci-fi stuff. In fact, I don't remember the last time I enjoyed a Netflix produced movie. Maybe Trial of Chicago or Don't Look Up.

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12 minutes ago, hsk_colossus said:


Sony started charging for unlocking frame rates,

That’s a lie. 
 

Charge was only when native port was introduced. 
 

GoT

Days Gone

R&C

Hirizon ZD

GoW

 

were all free


 

& it’s not even remotely close to even compare to what M$ tried to do (but failed) during XBone launch. 

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45 minutes ago, radicaldude said:

Lol. Max percentage of CoD sales, actual sales, come from the PS ecosystem. How would they  earn if they block it out. WHy did they launch Psychonauts 2 on the ps4???

 

Hasn't this been discussed like a million times on the forums? For someone who posts a sh*t ton, you don't read posts quite as much, do you?

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