- Jan 16, 2020
What game are those people are interested in? Dont tell me playstation, exclusive, because i will laugh at your face. Those people are interested in gta, Minecraft, FIFA, call of duty, battle field. Minecraft alone sold 234 million copy. That is all consoles combined during that generation.
Exclusives, and it's still the go to platform for multiplats like COD, and Fifa, and Fortnite etc.
Xbox fucked up ruined their brand name, and people picked up the popular brand. Now that stigma doesnt exist. With pc on their side, they will get to those market. Remember that your pc has windows store. all Microsoft needs to do is advertise on that section. Sony cant do it. Especially on pc field, where Microsoft is dominating with 2 stores. steam, and their store. Sony has to deal with their rapid fanbase, if they put their exclusive to pc (Uncharted caused those people to become rabid dogs).
PS was always the popular brand. Do you think PS just managed to break 100 million home consoles sold last gen? The PS3 was the only exception and that was due to being one of the most diasterous launches, and yet even with that disasterous launch, they still managed to compete with Xbox and start outselling them when they were at their best, and this is just the territories where MS was actually strong in.
The MS store is doing nothing for them lol, and the only relevence Steam has is that it can run on their OS. That's it, and has no barring in the console sphere unless you delusion that PC is going to kill consoles or something, and Sony drizzling some of their old exclusives on the platform means fuck all.
At the end of the day, its what type of game that will sell the consoles. PlayStation has Spiderman as console seller. Other ip are good, but only God of war has big chance to get casuals. I dont hate them, its that PlayStation owners dont buy them alot (10%-20% is the curent sale for their exclusives). If they do Socom now, then that is different thing. Casuals might make that sale 20-30m, since people really wanna play army shooter game. And its the perfect game for ps5 this generation. Compared to skyrim having bethesda titles. Doom (pc guys), elder scrolls (pc mods), fall out (pc mods again). Pc will spread their games, which people will buy XSS for that reason.
You really don't see how impressive it is for something like God of War to hit 20 million sales do you? It's a luxury even for casual multiplats to hit that number. Even giants like COD only manage that amount on a single platform like PS.
Skyrim for example sold 20 million copies in roughly the same time frame as God of War, except the former did it on three platforms, and the ladder did it on one.