Games this pretty are anything but cheap. | Source: PlayStationMicrosoft is one of the biggest companies in the world. It can afford to pay Game Pass developers much like the Epic Store can buy game exclusivity. Sony can’t or won’t do the same. It needs to fund powerhouse exclusives like The Last of Us Part 2.
Xbox doesn’t care if you buy an Xbox. Sony needs to sell you its PlayStation. The former can afford to sell fewer consoles as long as you buy into its ecosystem. Sony doesn’t have that opportunity. You can be damn sure it’ll do anything to get you to buy a PlayStation 5.
Sony Isn’t ‘Anti-Consumer’
Sony is sticking to tradition while Xbox is reinventing the industry. Amazingly, the Halo creator is putting itself back in gamer’s good graces while making Sony look bad for keeping things the same.
At least on the surface.
To call Sony anti-consumer is merely wrong. PlayStation is a brand designed to make money, and providing unique content is their way to do it. While Microsoft is offering variety, Sony is doubling down on production.
There’s a reason we don’t see titles with sky-high production values like Ghost of Tsushima, Bloodborne, or The Last of Us on Xbox. Microsoft is spending that money on studios, on Game Pass, on new tech. Sony is spending it on games. Games that will sell you on its next big box.
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Providing a grand experience is anything but anti-consumer. It’s ensuring users get their worth out of an investment.
This approach worked for PlayStation 4. Why fix what isn’t broken, with the PlayStation 5?