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PlayStation vs Xbox: Is Sony Engaging in Anti-Competitive Practices in Japan?

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Nothing is created, nothing is destroyed but everything is transformed. Like the arm wrestling game between Sonyowner of PlayStation, e Microsoft, the main competitor of the Japanese brand with Xbox, and the battlefield this time is Japan. While in Europe Sony accuses Microsoft of anti-competitive practices, doing everything to block the acquisition of Activision Blizzardin the east it seems to be just PlayStation to implement illegal maneuvers.

According to a recent Axios report, as many as 11 members of the US congress believe that US companies are ostracized in Japan, pressuring the White House for the Biden administration to take action. Specifically, politicians believe that Sony would be adopting anti-competitive practices aimed at damaging the Xbox market in Japan.

Sony’s huge contradiction: PlayStation accuses Xbox, but then does the same in Japan

According to the report, and according to the 11 members of the congress, PlayStation would have unfairly gained a 98% share in the console market in Japan. As? By signing exclusive agreements that prevent the most popular Japanese games from landing on Microsoft home consoles.

In practice Sony and PlayStation are doing, in Japan, what they accuse Microsoft of doing in the West with Activision Blizzard: monopolize the market by making exclusive games.

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