Sony claims Nintendo's "younger audience" doesn't care about FPS games, Switch couldn't handle Call of Duty
The relationship between Sony and Nintendo has always been a rough one, but Sony has really been showing their ignorance of all things Nintendo in their current battle with Microsoft.
Long story short, Microsoft wants to buy Activision Blizzard and Sony doesn’t want them to. Sony wants to make sure Call of Duty keeps coming to Sony platforms, so they’re doing all they can to squash the deal. Multiple times now, Microsoft has pointed to Nintendo as a proof that hardware manufacturers can have success without Call of Duty, and furthermore, Microsoft has also pledged to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo hardware should the deal go through.
That all leads us to Sony’s most recent statement on the matter, and they unleash a wave of comments that make very little sense to anyone who follows Nintendo. Here’s just some of the comments Sony made to fight back against Microsoft’s plans.
- “Nintendo’s younger audience is not interested in the first-person shooters”
- previous Call of Duty releases on Nintendo hardware were “commercial flops”
- the deal only exists to make Microsoft look cooperative
- the Switch could not run Call of Duty and may never be able to
- development of a Switch version would take years (making the deal meaningless)
- Nintendo can accept the deal because they don’t have to “worry about equal treatment for its subscription services or cloud gaming service” as the company does not compete here aggressively
I mean, I don’t even know what to say about these comments. Some of them are so off the mark it’s incredible. Rather than let the anger in me boil over in this article, I’ll let Sony’s words above speak for themselves.