Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks plain language and clearly wants a competition with Sony and the PlayStation, the current number 1 in the gaming sector.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is extremely confident that the deal with Activision Blizzard will go through, despite the fact that it is currently under scrutiny in the UK. As we previously reported, Satya Nadelles said he was “very, very confident” that the Activision purchase will clear the regulatory hurdles.
“Obviously, any acquisition of this magnitude is subject to scrutiny, but we’re very, very confident that we will come out of it,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg Television.
Furthermore, he is aware that a deal of this magnitude will of course be examined more closely. Nevertheless, the Microsoft CEO notes that the Sony Group Corp. has been the undisputed number 1 in the gaming segment for years and has recently made numerous other acquisitions.
“So when it comes to competition, we should compete,” Nadella said.
Furthermore, Satya confirmed that Microsoft would currently be 4th or 5th in the gaming sector and later in the interview with Bloomberg discussed the current inflation. Nadella was upbeat, saying Microsoft can weather a weakening economy and rising inflation and help its customers weather them, too. Microsoft is focused on “ensuring that our customers are able to do more with less,” Nadella said.
“The constraints are real – inflation is definitely all around us,” he said. “I keep coming back to the point that in an uncertain time, in an inflationary time, software is the deflationary force.”
Phil Spencer had previously reacted to the concerns of gamers and – after the price increase of the PlayStation 5 by 50 dollars – announced that there would be no price adjustment for the Xbox Series X/S.