Head of Xbox Phil Spencer (Phil Spencer), discussing the troubled deal to buy Activision Blizzard, accused Sony that the latter wants to maintain its dominance in the console market.
Sony is trying to defend its dominance on consoles. They are growing, shrinking the Xbox.
Sony has a very different view of the industry than we do. They don’t release their games on PC day after day, they don’t include their games in their subscription right away at launch.
Sony is engaging in dialogue about why the deal shouldn’t go through in an attempt to protect PlayStation’s dominance in the console market by taking over Call of Duty.
In addition, Spencer complained that the whole story in this case revolves around just one franchise, referring to Call of Duty.
The largest console manufacturer in the world is objecting to one franchise that we said will continue to be released on this platform. It’s a deal that benefits customers through choice and access
It is Call of Duty in this case that really is the main stumbling block. When Microsoft bought Bethesda, Sony had no such objection to the deal, despite the hugely popular Fallout and The Elder Scrolls franchises involved. The bottom line is that Call of Duty games come out conditionally every year and consistently bring in huge revenue. For example, Modern Warfare II earned $1 billion in just 10 days.
The smallest PC based on AMD R7 6800U is presented. Ayaneo Air Plus looks like Nintendo Switch OLED
Ayaneo has announced a new Air Plus laptop based on AMD R7 6800U, equipped with a 6-inch 1080p screen. The device is very similar to the Nintendo Switch OLED handheld console.
The 6-inch Ayaneo Air Plus is almost the same size as the 7-inch Switch OLED. Ayaneo Air Plus is currently the smallest AMD R7 6800U-based portable device with a 6-inch screen, according to the official statement from the developers.
The device is equipped with a fingerprint sensor and has a 46.2 mAh battery, as well as a USB4 connector. The power consumption of the device reaches 28 watts. An external video card is also supported. In addition, this laptop will also be available with Intel i3-1215U and AMD 7020 series (Mendocino) processors.
The Ayaneo Air Plus laptop is expected to be available for sale soon.
Sales of Xbox and Microsoft games sank. The company reported for the next financial quarter
Microsoft has published a report on the results of the second quarter of fiscal year 2023.
The company’s revenue rose 2% to $52.7 billion, while net income fell 12% to $16.4 billion.
This is far from Microsoft’s best quarter. These results are due to several reasons. First, there is a decline in revenue from manufacturers of laptops with Windows and PC sales in the market as a whole. Secondly, sales of Microsoft devices sank by a considerable 39%.
Also not the best way to feel in the last quarter and the gaming division of the company. In general, the Xbox division was marked by a decrease in revenue. Game sales fell by 13%, hardware sales fell by the same amount, that is, primarily consoles, and revenue from services and services decreased by 12%.
At the same time, Microsoft notes the further growth of the Game Pass service, but, as always, does not name the number of users and revenue.
TikTok was connected to the game browser Opera GX
Opera Software has announced a fresh update for the branded game browser Opera GX. The popular short video service TikTok has been integrated into the sidebar of the browser.
As planned by the developers, this will simplify the search for content. The company explained:
We know that the majority of TikTok users watch gaming content every day, so now you can enjoy content from all your favorite creators and communities right on the big screen.
Opera GX gives you direct access to TikTok: you can discover new creators, create and share your own memes, and more.
New Opera GX users will have immediate access to TikTok in the sidebar. Existing Opera GX users will have to activate the feature in the sidebar settings under Messengers.
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