We see you, Sony fans
Sony is deeply involved in the legal battle that Microsoft is facing against the FTC, as they don’t want the company to purchase Activision Blizzard. Multiple times in the legal battle, Sony has mentioned that they believe Microsoft to be their direct competition and not Nintendo. Well, a new set of data might show otherwise.
Figures revealed by Sony’s own internal surveys have shown that nearly half of PlayStation 5 owners in the United States also own a Switch. That’s a pretty sizable chunk of the market that’s also out there supporting Nintendo. To compare things, just 20% of PlayStation 5 owners in the United States also own an Xbox Series X or S.
When you stop and think about things, the split makes a lot of sense. The Switch offers a wealth of exclusives you won’t find on PlayStation, thanks to Nintendo’s franchises. Over on the Xbox side of things, Microsoft’s exclusive output hasn’t been too notable in recent years, and the vast majority of games available on Xbox X/S can be purchased on PS5 as well. At this point, it’s clear most PS5 owners don’t see a compelling reason to snag an Xbox.