“Without a doubt, Game Pass is far ahead of PS Plus,” says Sony in its attempt to convince the United Kingdom to block the purchase of Microsoft

There are still quite a few weeks of news of the Activision Blizzard purchase, and it seems that we will continue to have statements of this caliber. Jim Ryan already said at the end of 2022 that he did not consider Xbox Game Pass or its competition and made it clear that they had more subscribers than Microsoft’s subscription service. However, Sony is still trying to convince regulators to stop the merger.

As collected on Twitter Tom Warrenjournalist for The Verge, Sony has sent a document to the CMA where he admitted that Xbox Game Pass is ahead of PS Plus: “Without a doubt, Game Pass is way ahead of PS Plus“, is read on page 7 in a section where the Japanese company points out that Microsoft has more than enough incentives to raise the price of call of duty in case the purchase is closed.

On the other hand, Microsoft has indicated in a report sent to the British regulator that Sony has a “selfish” position to protect its dominant position in the market”. Likewise, the American company is not very happy with the CMA since it considers that it has committed a “fundamental and obvious error” (end of page 3) when calculating the impact of the merger, something that Microsoft has tried to refute by providing its own data.

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Although the European Commission has delayed its decision for the second time in a row, it is likely that the regulator will end up accepting the purchase of Activision Blizzard. All this would take place due to the recent agreements reached by Microsoft with NVIDIA and Nintendo to keep Call of Duty games in its ecosystem.

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