Hell Freezes Over: Xbox Outsells PS5 in Japan

06.28.2022 - By Podcast Unlocked

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Yes, you're reading that right: Xbox Series X and S outsold the PS5 in Japan, of all places, both individually and combined. We discuss this small victory for Xbox in Japan as well as the bigger picture. Plus: we debate the proposed inclusion of microtransactions in Halo: The Master Chief Collection and their effect on the industry at large (including the upcoming Diablo 4), our reaction to Overwatch 2 overwriting the original game, and more! TIMECODES 0:00 - Intro 1:25 - Xbox Outsells PlayStation in Japan 22:57 - Halo Master Chief Collection Gets Microtransactions 43:39 - Will Microsoft Change Blizzard's Microtransaction Tactics? 51:38 - Overwatch 2 Replacing Original Game 59:10 - July Xbox Games With Gold 1:00:11 - DICE Doubling Down on Battlefield 1:06:54 - Tony Hawk 3 and 4 Remasters Cancelled 1:11:31 - Trivia and Outro

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