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PS Plus is losing out to Xbox Game Pass, and Sony fears Call of Duty will make it worse



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As industry titans Sony and Microsoft continue to play the victim in an attempt to sway regulators in connection with their nearly $70 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, we’re starting to see both companies openly admit their weaknesses. Earlier today, the Redmond firm effectively admitted that its first-party exclusives aren’t as good as the PlayStation’s, and now the Japanese giant has responded by revealing PS Plus Is, well, getting its ass kicked Xbox Game Pass.

Sony is particularly concerned that, if Microsoft were to buy Activision Blizzard, franchises like Call of Duty would be exclusively included in Xbox Game Pass. And to underline just how difficult that could be, the firm told UK government regulators that PS Plus’ multi-game subscription tier “lags significantly” behind Microsoft’s 29 million members. While the actual numbers are revised, we’re guessing the difference is huge, otherwise PlayStation’s lawyers wouldn’t mention it.


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