Microsoft's strategy worked: Its games on PlayStation Store top the popularity chart

Xbox has 7, while PlayStation only 5, in the top sellers list

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More microsoft game as top seller on the PlayStation store

When Microsoft first started focusing on the software side of gaming and subsequently released Xbox exclusives on other consoles, many were skeptical, calling it the end of Xbox. But as it turns out, things look promising for Microsoft, with its games outselling Sony-owned titles on the PlayStation Store.

First reported by Derek Strickland on Tweaks Town, Microsoft presently has 7 titles compared to Sony’s 5 in the top 25 best-selling games list. This includes games from studios recently acquired by Microsoft, such as Activision Blizzard, a deal valued at $69 billion.

Games from Microsoft-owned studios on the top-selling list include

  • Call of Duty
  • Overwatch 2
  • Fallout 4
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Minecraft
  • Fallout 76
  • Grounded

Sea of Thieves and Grounded were two Xbox exclusives recently released on PlayStation.

As for Sony, the five titles that made it to the top 25 best-selling games are:

  • MLB The Show 24
  • Helldivers 2
  • Destiny 2
  • Stellar Blade
  • Rise of the Ronin

Remember, the rankings change every day, and the data used is for April 18, 2024.

Microsoft’s recent acquisitions play a key role in scoring this win

Even though Microsoft is losing the console war, with PlayStation outselling Xbox, Microsoft-owned games performing way better on the PlayStation Store shouldn’t come as a surprise. Microsoft’s recent strategies in gaming, from acquiring studios to bringing Xbox exclusives on other platforms to going all digital, have paid off!

Sony, on the other hand, has not shown much interest in bringing its exclusive titles to the Xbox console, although games like Helldivers 2 did make it to the PC.

Concerning the future of Xbox, reports suggest that the next Xbox will be more like a PC, allowing users to play a wider set of games from different platforms. This will surely be something to look out for and may help Xbox reclaim the lost share in the console market!

Which Microsoft game on the PlayStation Store is your favourite? Share with our readers in the comments section.

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