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Sony's Dominance in Japan: PlayStation's 96% Lead Over Microsoft's Xbox


Think about the market in Europe. It is a market where Sony has an 80% share and also Xbox has a 20% share. Also, last year, when there were issues with Sony's supply chain, they came back solid.

In defense of its pending purchase of Activision Snowstorm, Microsoft has pointed out Sony's remarkably steady console market share, with Japan revealing a particularly brutal space in between PlayStation and Xbox.

Smith took place to suggest that Sony is battling to block the Xbox Activision merging in order to protect its leading position in the market.

Microsoft likewise announced today that it's bringing Telephone call of Obligation to 150 million new gamers many thanks to manage Nintendo and Nvidia. We have actually yet to listen to the current in the company's arrangements with its key rival, Sony.

Speaking at a press meeting which + attended, Microsoft vice chairman Brad Smith attended to problems from Sony and regulators that Xbox's Activision offer is anticompetitive.

We comprehend in some means it can be alluring when you have an 80% share [to hope you can] hang on as long as possible... I do not think that's what regulatory authorities remain in the service of doing, stated Smith. They're not right here to secure very dominant firms.

Think regarding the market in Europe. It is a market where Sony has an 80% share and also Xbox has a 20% share. Worldwide, it is regarding 70/30. In Japan, it is 96/4, Smith said. These numbers have actually been extremely constant for twenty years. Also in 2014, when there were concerns with Sony's supply chain, they returned strong.

By our calculation, on an international basis, Sony outsold Microsoft in the 4th quarter by a margin of 69 to 31, [which is] basically consistent with the international market shares we have actually seen for 20 years.


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