Battlefield Proves it’s Impossible to Compete with Call of Duty, Sony Says

Sony feels Battlefield exemplifies that even billions of dollars and years of investment can't be enough to successfully compete with Call of Duty.

battlefield proves it’s impossible to compete with call of duty, sony says

Whether or not Call of Duty will become exclusive to Xbox when (or if) Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard is completed has been a major sticking point for Sony, and it’s that very point that has led to authorities looking at the proposed deal with much greater scrutiny.

Sony has now provided its own statement to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), in which it has put forth many arguments for why the proposed acquisition will harm competition in the industry, plenty of which, predictably enough, was focused on Call of Duty and the franchise’s stature.

The gist of Sony’s argument on this specific front is that even if PlayStation’s first party were able to spend “many, many years and billions of dollars” to create a “challenger to Call of Duty“, it would still “more than likely be unsuccessful.” The example that Sony points to to make its argument? Battlefield.

“Even assuming that SIE had the ability and resources to develop a similarly successful franchise to Call of Duty, it would take many, many years and billions of dollars to create a challenger to Call of Duty – and the example of EA’s Battlefield shows that any such efforts would more than likely be unsuccessful.”

While it goes without saying that Battlefield is no minnow when it comes to its global reach and commercial standing, there’s no denying that EA’s franchise doesn’t enjoy nearly the same sort of success that Call of Duty sees on a yearly basis. Recent weeks have exemplified that beyond question, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 having earned $1 billion in revenue within 10 days of release, and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 amassing 25 million players in 5 days. In comparison, last year, Battlefield 2042 sold over 4.2 million units in its first week.

Recently, it was reported that Microsoft has is willing to commit to a 10-year deal with Sony to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation. Previously, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that the company intends to keep releasing Call of Duty on PlayStation platforms as long as PlayStation exists, and that there would be no caveats to such releases.

News Related


Valheim Public Test Patch 0.212.7 Brings Yule Seasonal Items and Squashes Dozens of Bugs

Valheim Patch 0.203.10 Steam   Valheim, the successful indie game by Iron Gate AB, received a small update yesterday. The patch is heavily focused on bug fixes, but some additional ... Read more »

Review Roundup For The Callisto Protocol -- Here's What The Critics Think

The spiritual successor to Dead Space has arrived, but how is it faring with critics? Read more »

FIFA 23 Title Update 1.07 Live on All Platforms; Trophies Display Corrected

FIFA 23 Twitter/@EASPORTSFIFA   FIFA 23 latest title update is now available on all platforms. TU 1.07 brings minor tweaks to gameplay along with a plethora of bug fixes and ... Read more »

Have you tried… building a sushi empire in pixel art heaven with Dave the Diver?

Plunder the deep seas for exotic fish in this gorgeous management/exploration sim Read more »

ZIP, RAR Have Surpassed Office Files as Most-Used Malware Containers

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We all, hopefully, learned long ago not to open suspicious Microsoft Office files, which have ... Read more »

How to Turn On Automatic Registry Backup in Windows

You can configure the registry editor to create periodic backups. This article shows how to enable automatic registry backup in Windows. Most advanced changes in Windows require you to edit ... Read more »

All Tarot Card locations in Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Screenshot by Gamepur Tarot Cards are one of a few collectibles you can find for rewards and legendary cosmetics in Marvel’s Midnight Suns. The Abbey is a massive hub that ... Read more »

Warp Drive Review (Switch eShop)

Show me ya moves! Read more »

All Abbey Haven locations in Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Screenshot by Gamepur Abbey Havens are hidden locations that provide friendship boosts in Marvel’s Midnight Suns. The Abbey is a massive hub, home to the Midnight Suns and a litany ... Read more »

All Hiram Shaw Journal locations in Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Screenshot by Gamepur Hiram Shaw is one of the many characters who decided to leave a dozen hidden notes behind in Marvel’s Midnight Suns. The former Sorcerer Supreme isn’t present ... Read more »

Does Need For Speed Unbound Support Crossplay?

Are you jumping into Need for Speed Unbound for the first time and wondering if you can play with friends on other formats? Read on. Need for Speed Unbound is available on PS5, ... Read more »

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 loses GPU top spot among Steam users

The long reigning Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 has finally been usurpsed by another graphics card, but it's strangely a less powerful pixel pusher Read more »

Squad Up In SYNCED When Open Beta Goes Live This Month!

An upcoming 3rd person rogue-looter shooter title where players squad up in teams of 3 to take on enemies or other squads of players is about to release its first ... Read more »

Dead Cells Is Now Available on Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade subscribers can play Dead Cells today. Read more »

EA Teases Battlefield 2042 Season 4 and Confirms a Season 5 Without New Operators

Battle Passes, maps, operators, and more maps Read more »

The Callisto Protocol to Get New Game Plus, Hardcore Mode, and Story DLC

Striking Distance Studios has detailed its post-launch content plan for The Callisto Protocol. It includes a New Game+ mode, a Hardcore mode, and story DLC. There will be six months ... Read more »

How to complete the Unknown Grave Mystery in Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Screenshot by Gamepur The Abbey is home to the Midnight Suns and numerous quests known as mysteries. Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a supernatural twist on the XCOM formula, and spends ... Read more »

Bloodborne is Like Parenting... No Seriously, Hear Me Out - IGN

What's difficult by default, has no way to pause, and has you wondering what to do with the umbilical cord when you get it? In this episode of Podcast Beyond, ... Read more »

How to get the Open Word of Power in Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Screenshot by Gamepur The Open Word of Power is a unique ability you can unlock in Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Words of Power are special abilities that allow you to explore ... Read more »

NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Is Almost Earthbound — When Will It Get Home?

NASA’s Orion spacecraft has taken its first step on its journey back home. The space agency recently announced that its Orion spacecraft had left its distant lunar retrograde orbit in ... Read more »

The Callisto Protocol: Surviving Black Iron Prison - IGN

Lifer at Black Iron Prison, Elias Porter, offers a few words of advice on surviving the unspeakable horrors lurking in the shadows. From long-range weapons to the anti-grav GRP, you'll ... Read more »

PS5, Xbox Announcements We Hope to See at the Game Awards - Next-Gen Console Watch - IGN

Welcome back to Next-Gen Console Watch, our show following all the news and rumors on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series. I’m Daemon Hatfield, and this week I’m joined by ... Read more »

Amadeus seyahati buluta taşıyacak

Amadeus seyahati buluta taşıyacak DUYGU ERDOĞAN-Microsoft iş birliğiyle havayolları, havaalanları, oteller, seyahat satıcıları ve diğer paydaşlar için tüm kaynaklardan gelen içeriği düzenleyecek, farklı satış kanallarına ulaştıracak ve aynı zamanda yeni ... Read more »

Assassin’s Creed Mirage Delayed to August 2023 – Rumour

The open world stealth title has been allegedly hit with a second delay, pushing it back to an August 2023 launch. Read more »

Assassin’s Creed Codename RED is Facing Development Issues – Rumour

The Japan-set open world title is reportedly facing development issues, while Project HEXE allegedly moves closer to full production. Read more »

Puzzle Game THE FOREST QUARTET Brings Focus To Life, Death, And Jazz Next Week

Indie developers Mads & Friends partnered with Bedtime Digital Games in order to release a strange yet intricate game experience. Their game, The Forest Quartet, is a puzzle adventure where ... Read more »

IIT Madras placements 2022-23: 25 offers with pay packages above Rs 1 Crore made on Day 1

IIT Madras placements 2022-23: 25 offers with pay packages above Rs 1 Crore made on Day 1 The Indian Institute of Technology Madras, IIT Madras, day 1 of placement for ... Read more »

VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.28: The best game to play while you wait for Starfield

Welcome to VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast: Episode 28 – the best game to play while you wait for Starfield. This week’s topic has come about because of two things: ... Read more »

Company of Heroes 3 will launch with mods ready for you to download

Barring unexpected complications, "because things happen". Read more »

Hitman 3's winter roadmap sees the return of some familiar faces and invites you to murder them

Merry Hitsmas everybody. Read more »

The Boys season 4 confirms Simon Pegg's return and three new cast members

Black Mirror's Rosemarie DeWitt is set to play Hughie's absentee mother Read more »

Marvel’s Midnight Suns Is Out Today on Consoles and PC

Marvel’s Midnight Suns, the tactical RPG from developer Firaxis, is out today on consoles and PC. The game takes the a load of Marvel heroes and pits them against Lilith, ... Read more »

The Callisto Protocol beginner's guide: 8 spoiler-free tips I wish I knew before playing

The Callisto Protocol is hard. Well, it’s kinda hard and kinda frustrating. Whilst you can just knock the difficulty down to easy if you’re struggling (we won’t think any less ... Read more »

How to Install, Update or Remove Apps Using Windows Package Manager on Windows 11

If you’ve used Linux before, you would know how to use its command line interface to access an online repository and install apps on your computer. Similarly, Windows has a ... Read more »

Hugh Jackman regrets retiring from the role of Wolverine

"All this time I was saying I was done, I really meant it. But anyway, somewhere deep down, this idea was obviously lurking and brewing." Read more »

This pixel artist is imagining Studio Ghibli films as cozy GBA games

Kiki's Delivery Service game, when?? Read more »

Free Weekends For BATTLEFIELD 2042 Are Live As They Give Players A Look Into 2023

While it may have launched on a rocky start, EA and DICE have been working on improving Battlefield 2042 for their fanbase and ongoing players. They are starting to focus ... Read more »

The scariest thing about The Callisto Protocol is how it runs on PC

The Callisto Protocol is officially out today, and that includes the PC version. As PC players know too well, playing games at launch on their favourite platform can feel like ... Read more »

Elden Ring for PS5 is $15 off with delivery in time for the holidays

What’s that, you still haven’t played Elden Ring? Now’s your chance to play one of the best RPGs for PS5 for less with this fantastic deal. You can grab Elden ... Read more »

Game Pass gets several really nice December additions

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been confirmed and joins Hello Neighbor 2, Hot Wheels Unleashed and the Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland's new High on Life. Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network