MSFT Stock Forecast: Why Microsoft Is Set To Lead In Cloud Gaming

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Summary:

  • Microsoft has spent more than a decade competing against Sony’s PlayStation in video games hardware/software sales.
  • Two days ago, Microsoft and Sony announced a new partnership in cloud gaming. This was a necessary alliance against Google’s Stadia platform.
  • Microsoft needed Sony’s expertise in streaming video games from its years of operating PlayStation Now. Sony needed Microsoft’s Azure global cloud platform.
  • Microsoft’s Azure data center/server farm network is more successful than Google Cloud. Azure therefore gives Sony a better way to grow PlayStation Now.
  • The extra revenue from hosting the streaming video games of Sony can further boost Microsoft’s cloud computing revenue.

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MSFT Stock Forecast: Cloud Computing Keeps Microsoft Afloat In Race With Amazon

 

This article was written by Julia Masch, a Financial Analyst at I Know First.

 

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