If you have not yet exhausted your stock of popcorn by reading our various articles relating to the takeover of Activision Blizzard by Activision, now is the time to open a new bag. This time, we are entitled to a statement that confronts Battlefield and Call of Duty. A lightweight against a heavyweight according to PlayStation.
Battlefield won’t catch up with Call of Duty
PlayStation does not want to lose Call of Duty and is probably its central argument to point the finger at the danger of the takeover of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft. In the documents provided to the CMA, the British regulatory authority which takes a closer look at this historic acquisition, Sony Interactive Entertainment wants to highlight the importance of CoD in the FPS market.
For this, the manufacturer compared the Acti franchise to its only real competitor: Battlefield. According to the Japanese company, EA’s license will never be able to catch up.
Call of Duty is far too established a franchise for a rival, no matter how well-armed, to catch up. For the past decade, it’s been the best-selling game almost every year. And in the genre of shooters, it is by far the best-selling title.
Despite the similarities between Call of Duty and Battlefield, the BF series can’t keep up. As of August 2021, more than 400 million copies of CoD have been sold, while Battlefield has only sold 88.7 million.
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