Today, we learn more via official documents, and the results are quite telling.
According to a document that presents the number of players or games on each platform (there were more than 280 exclusive first- and third-party titles on PlayStation in 2021, almost five times more than on Xbox, Microsoft explains in its response), it is. a few tidbits about how each company views its own games.
One particular point is where Microsoft notes that “Sony has more exclusive games than Microsoft, many of which are of higher quality.” The point – which you can see below – notes that “exclusive first-party games from Sony and Nintendo are among the best sellers in Europe and globally” and that “current exclusive content from Sony includes key first-party titles such as The Last of Us, Ghosts of Tsushima, God of War and spiderman.”
Microsoft goes on to say, “In addition to having purely exclusive content, Sony also has agreements with third-party publishers that require Xbox to be ‘excluded’ from all platforms on which those publishers can distribute their games.”
Microsoft is challenging Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Bloodborne, Silent Hill 2 Remastered and Final Fantasy 16 here.
Seeing clearly and categorically that Microsoft admits that Sony has more and better exclusives is telling and perhaps a little disappointing for the team’s work on upcoming Xbox titles (Fable, Perfect Dark, Starfield…)