Has 2022 been an underwhelming year for Sony?

As many people know 2022 has been a very interesting yet crazy year in general as it relates to the gaming world. Earlier in the year we learned that Microsoft had bought out Activision-Blizzard along with the fact that Sony had acquired Bungie for approximately $3.6 billion. As far as positive news for Sony is concerned the purchase of Bungie is probably at the top of the list. Sony has released a few high profile games for the PS5 including Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 titles that did not sell nearly as much as the company hoped. Horizon Forbidden West is not one the same level as Horizon Zero Dawn in terms of popularity. Also, Gran Turismo 7 has proved to be a massive flop so far with many players being angry about the game being filled with micro-transactions. The sales numbers for Gran Turismo 7 has yet to be released but its obvious that the game fell below Sony’s desired expectations in relation to commercial success. It was also revealed back in August 2022 that Sony was on the receiving end of a class action suit worth $5.9 billion in relation to overcharging consumers in relation to the PS5 along with their online gaming service. Even though, 2022 is almost over people are looking forward to the release of God of War: Ragnarok on November 9th which is the highly anticipated sequel to the God of War game from 2018. There is no question that God of War: Ragnarok is going to be the most popular PS5 exclusive title of this year but for the most part ’22 has not been a great for Sony. In fact, 2022 has been an underwhelming year for the gaming world in general with games like Overwatch 2 being an embarrassment along with the unauthorized leaks of Grand Theft Auto 6 and Diablo IV footage a few months ago. While ’22 has been somewhat of a bummer many people have high hopes for 2023 considering the fact that games like Final Fantasy XVI, Street Fighter 6, Diablo IV and Resident Evil 4: Remake have all been confirmed for next year.

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