Xbox games are having a big momentum on the PlayStation Store

Sea of Thieves and Grounded were among them.

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In May 2024, an unexpected trend appeared in the changing gaming world. Xbox games, which are usually thought of as being on Microsoft’s gaming console, were found to be the most downloaded and installed games for PlayStation 5 and PS4 during this month.

This change in gaming dynamics is quite surprising because it shows how the industry is shifting; boundaries between competition platforms are starting to disappear more often than before.

A few months back, Microsoft’s announcement that it would put additional first-party Xbox titles on Sony’s PlayStation consoles caused a stir. Many Xbox gamers who have been loyal for years were caught off guard, and the gaming community was filled with rumors.

However, Sony’s release of important first-party PlayStation games on PC and even the Nintendo Switch has made the concept of sharing games across platforms not so far away. Xbox Game Studios’ achievement of Sea of Thieves on PS5 shows that gaming inclusivity is a fresh time for all.

Sea of Thieves was not an ordinary game that reached high rankings; it surpassed big names such as Madden, Call of Duty, and even the legendary Grand Theft Auto 5 in download charts across the US/Canada and Europe areas.

The popularity of this game on PS5 is also shown by how much people like playing Minecraft on PS4, which proves a great desire for Xbox games among PlayStation users. Even another Xbox title, Grounded, appeared in the PS5 charts.

Microsoft’s strategy is to bring more games to PlayStation consoles on a case-by-case basis. The plan includes day-one releases on Xbox Game Pass and PC and Xbox and PlayStation consoles. For example, upcoming titles such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 and DOOM: The Dark Ages will be available for these platforms.

However, certain Xbox game announcements, such as Fable and Gears of War: E-Day, are expected to remain exclusive to Xbox and PC.

On the other hand, Sony has not shown any desire to make its first-party games available on Xbox consoles. Instead, it is concentrating its efforts on expanding in the PC and Nintendo Switch markets.

The shift to cross-platform availability is changing how we view gaming systems, making them more interconnected than before.

What does this mean for the future of gaming? It implies a more united gaming community, with consoles’ boundaries becoming less distinct and gamers having fun on any platform they prefer. Being a gamer now is thrilling as what can be played and where it can be played are growing increasingly.

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