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Sony’s Shares Drop Following Fortnite and Nintendo Switch Backlash

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Sony’s Shares Drop Following Fortnite and Nintendo Switch Backlash

If you’ve been following the hubbub surrounding Fortnite coming to Nintendo Switch and the issues that followed with it regarding Sony and its policies regarding cross-play with its games on other systems, you’re likely baffled as to how that kind of thing might happen. It’s a frustrating part of the PlayStation 4 ecosystem, for sure, but it looks like it’s starting to affect more than just annoyed folks online.

It seems that Sony’s shares have dropped significantly after the backlash from Fortnite fans who took to the internet to air their grievances over the locked Epic Games accounts they’re now left with. Players were left to discover that if they had previously set up their Fornite accounts to play on PlayStation 4, they were simply unable to do so on Switch.

According to CNBC, since this began happening, Sony shares have fallen 2 percent, which is a big number for seemingly a small issue that the company hasn’t really spoken about or tackled head on.

Sony has issued a statement about the debacle:

“We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience,” though the company doesn’t really address the problem head on, stating that it has “nothing further to add beyond this at this point.”

It remains to be seen what measures Sony will take to potentially combat these issues, but we’ll keep you up to speed on what happens next with the situation.


Brittany Vincent is the former News Editor at Twinfinite. She's been covering video games, anime and tech for over a decade for publications like Otaku USA, G4, Maxim, Engadget, Playboy and more. Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, she’s a freelancer who survives on surrealism and ultraviolence. When she’s not writing, watching anime or gaming, she’s searching for the perfect successor to visual novel Saya no Uta.

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