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Sony shares drop after backlash from Fortnite debacle with PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Sony shares have dropped after the backlash from Fortnite fans on social media over locked Epic Games accounts.

Fortnite was officially revealed for the Switch during Nintendo’s E3 2018 direct, but players soon discovered that they were unable to log into their accounts on the console if they had set up their account on PlayStation 4.

CNBC reports that since the debacle, Sony shares have fallen 2 percent, and the company has since issued a statement to the BBC that neglects to address the matter entirely.

"We're always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience," it reads, covering the number of active users on the platform, and highlighting the game's cross-play support with PC, Mac, and mobile devices, before wrapping up by saying that it has "nothing further to add beyond this at this point."

Players have been extremely vocal about the issue on social media, with the assumption being that the block is down to Sony rather than Epic Games.

Fortnite is one of a handful of cross-platform console titles that don't include the PS4 because of Sony's policy on the matter. Minecraft and Rocket League are also on the list, and players were just as disgruntled about that.

Despite the account blocks, Fortnite on Switch has already been downloaded over 2 million times. Players don't even need to use the Switch mobile chat app - they can plug a headset straight into the Switch, and they're away.

Fortnite Week 7 challenges dropped today, and you can check out how to earn XP and Battle Stars right here.

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