February 21, 2023

Xbox and Nintendo Sign Long-Term Deal to Make Games Available on Nintendo Consoles

This post may contain affiliate links from places like Amazon and Green Man Gaming — and we may earn a small commission when you click these links. All earnings will go to keeping this website as minimally ad-free as possible. Learn more here.

Xbox and Nintendo Sign Long-Term Deal to Make Games Available on Nintendo Consoles

By Nick | February 21, 2023

In an effort to soothe regulators' concerns regarding its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc., Microsoft Corp. signed the papers on its commitment on Tuesday to provide games like Call of Duty on Nintendo Co.'s platforms for a decade.

 In a move that could signal the end of console wars, Xbox and Nintendo have agreed to make games available on each other's platforms.

According to Microsoft President Brad Smith, the two companies "negotiated and inked a binding 10-year legal deal" for Activision's Call of Duty, which will be made available to Nintendo players on the same day and with the same features as its Xbox counterpart.

Microsoft is fighting to win over wary regulators and gaming community members with its acquisition bid for Activision. Sony Group Corp., a competitor in the console market, has objected, claiming that Microsoft will eventually make Call of Duty and other notable games from Activision's library exclusive to its Xbox console and subscription service. According to market research, Call of Duty frequently tops sales charts, and its most recent edition has held the top rank in the US since it debuted in November.

Call of Duty is an unusually adult-themed game for Nintendo, which is known for creating family-friendly media such as the homemaking simulator Animal Crossing or the cartoon paintball shooter Splatoon. But, analysts argued that diversifying into other genres will aid the Kyoto-based game developer in keeping players on its own platforms and preventing them from exploring elsewhere.

The arrangement with Microsoft was confirmed by a Nintendo spokeswoman, who declined to elaborate. Sony has rebuffed Microsoft's offer to sign a 10-year contract with the same terms, despite the PlayStation maker's headquarters is in Tokyo.

May 24, 2024
Steam Next Fest Feels the Bite of Vampire Dynasty's Demo

Embrace immortal power in this dark fantasy world of Vampire Dynasty were you build castles and make gut-wrenching choices that shape your realm

Read More
May 11, 2024
From Zero to Mythic Hero: Unleash Your Inner Godslayer in Dawn of Defiance

Embark on an epic survival adventure with Dawn of Defiance! Craft, build, and battle in a mythic open-world setting inspired by ancient Greek mythology.

Read More
April 21, 2024
Step into Cryptmaster: Where Your Words Really Matter

Embark on a unique adventure with Cryptmaster, where your choice of words shapes the fate of undead heroes in a mysterious, text-driven dungeon craw

Read More


May 3, 2023
Meet Pongo17, Pong's Rebellious Teenage Son Who's Ready To Bounce to His Own Beat

Meet Pongo17, Pong's Rebellious Teenage Son Who's Ready To Bounce to His Own Beat

August 23, 2023
When Philips Tried to CD-Future: The CD-I Chronicles

Philips CD-I began as a bold fusion of gaming and interactive media, but a combination of high costs and lackluster game support saw it fade into obscurity.

June 6, 2023
Ready or Not, Here They Come: Government's Crash Course in UFO Etiquette

UFOs Are Real, and the Government Is Ready: Preparing the Nation for Extraterrestrial Encounters

September 26, 2021
20% Glyph Weeklong Sale Starting Monday, 9/27/2021

3D pure platformer Glyph is going on a 20% sale from 27 September to 1 October on Nintendo eShop and Steam.

November 1, 2020
A Swarming Good Time - Drone Swarm (Steam) Review

A unique twist to the RTS genre. Unfortunately, a few nagging bugs keep these drones from flying high

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram