As one of the more flaming PS fanboys on this site, I'll also chime in and say what a crap move this is by Sony. Their initial response was terrible. One of the worst, in the can, PR responses I've ever read. I hope they reverse course on this one. I mean if this were only affecting Xbox owners, I'd be fine with it. Even a bit sexually aroused. But doing this to Nintendo is wrong.
It has been like this for the Xbox One. People just didn't notice it, cause who woudl play fortnite on both systems? You woudl play it on one or the other. Most poeople don't have both of those, and even if they did, they are likely plugged into the same TV, so why woudl you play on PS4 one day and next day XBox. You wouldn't. It was a problem that no one noticed, cause the situation only happend to a few people.
Now though, you have 2+ Million switch owners all trying this day 1. Likely a couple hundred thousand of that 2 million own a PS4, and thus ran into this problem. That is a a lot of poeple. And it's not so easily burshed aside as it was before. Before its easy to say "just play on PS4 then, ignore the xbox" That works for that, because they are both the same system essentially. The Switch though works as a handheld, and that is something peopel want.
A better example would be : I subscribed to WoW on my PC, but one day I used my friend’s Mac to log on my account, since then I’m unable to play on any PC because my account is locked to an Apple device.
Yea, that sums it up better. Apple locks you into playing on its computer, cause somehow anything you buy in WoW, or part of the subscription costs they get. That is essentially what Sony is doing. They want all fortniters to purchase the micros on their system so they get a cut.