Sony: It will take a few years for a competitor to compete with Game Pass

process Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard continues to be appreciated around the world, and Brazil is no different. Recently, a document from the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) in which The Brazilian government is questioning Sony This thread has been posted publicly – and some of the responses are quite interesting, including some about this Xbox Game Pass.

Although the subject of the questionnaire is the impact of a transaction between the developer of Xbox and a publisher of games such as Call of duty and World of WarcraftSome questions are related to other issues: Subscription services market. In the case of Sony, the format changed recently PlayStation Pluswhich now has several plans with different price and benefit categories.

even offers a A catalog with hundreds of games Having made PlayStation history, including some of its best exclusives, even the new PS Plus can’t seem to match MS’s subscription service. After all, Sony himself was quite adamant in admitting that he still It will take a while Enough until someone to be able to face Game pass.

Sony says it will take years and investment to create a true competitor to Game PassSource: CADE/Reproduction

When asked how long it would take for the company to enter the digital game distribution market, Sony said that “It will take several years For a competitor – even with significant investments – Build a viable competitor to Game Pass“. The service thrived “even without substantial third-party/AAA content” by accumulating around 10 million subscribers in 2020, equivalent to “more 1.2 billion dollars in annual revenue of signatures”.

Also according to the creator of PlayStation, Microsoft’s service almost completely dominates the world market. “Over the past five years, Microsoft’s Game Pass has grown to reach approx 60-70% of the global subscription services market.“, Sony said in the document. In Brazil, this participation will be even greater, the company says that “Game Pass represents about 70-80% of the market Subscription Services for PC’.

It is interesting to note that Sony believes that it is possible to compete with Game Pass, although the task is difficult, expensive and time-consuming. The company believes in the opportunity, but is stepping up It takes a lot of time and investment to achieve this goal.

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