Xbox Game Pass Is Microsoft's Biggest Advantage Over PlayStation 5

Escapist: "In the coming console generation between Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Sony's PlayStation 5, Xbox Game Pass could be a major value differentiator."

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Jin_Sakai1635d ago

Gamepass exist now and most are still choosing PS4 over Xbox One.

Neonridr1635d ago

Gamepass didn't exist at the start of the gen though. Moving forward this will play a bigger role I think.

AngelicIceDiamond1635d ago

Depends on how good MS 1st party is in next gen.

Brave_Losers_Unite1635d ago

And yet every month PS4 outsells Xbox by a large margin

ssj271635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )

Do gamepass has Horizon's Godofwar's(nothing near) Uncharted's(lara craft is similar but not even near as perfect and now smaller if i am not miataken) Killzone's(noting like killzone
and playstation now has similar to halo's actually from the same original devs) Granturismo's( yes forza) last of us's (nothing even near) demons soul's bloodborne unique exclusive experience that have similar experiences but not really nioh's spiderman's Socom's?

Xbox fanboys think franchises doesn't meter lol most if not all this IP revolution the gaming industry. The only ip i can think it revolution something it was Gears but that was like 2 gens away and no game is using it formula any more because it got bored and outdated. And halo was been done before by many pc games and is also a outdated formula COD is the one that revolutionized shorters genre. Socom did that for tactical competitive online shorter and GG will bring it back to it whole glory starting next gen!!!

So nintendo or plastation fans can care less about gamepass . When games are selling great over 10 million copys most big ips and consoles sale over 100milion who cares lol

bouzebbal1635d ago

Lol sometimes I really wonder if these websites know what they are writing.. Game Pass has so many negative aspects. For once if you have regular game pass you can't play online.. You need ultimate to do so. Second, it's not a streaming service... You need good space to download every game..
PS5 has ps now, which is a far better alternative.. You can steam everything from PS4 or pc or download all PS4 games on PS4. You don't need Ps+ to play now games online..

darthv721635d ago

@bouz... are you sure you don't need + to play the PS4 games with online support in PSNow? I know you dont with PS2 and PS3 because there was no paid online requirement for those originally but with PS4 I believe there is. Meaning only PS4 games offered on PSNow that have online play could (or would) require + to play online.

Unspoken1635d ago

More mad fanboys attempting to discredit the website and author when something positive is said about Xbox. Nothing new here.

gravedigger1635d ago

Gamepass exists for almost a 3 years.....and Xbone sales have never been worse

China will save Xbone, Backward compatibility will save Xbone, Gamepass for 1$ will save Xbone, wait for E3 will save Xbone....Oh wait.

neutralgamer19921635d ago

Until the advantage ms have over Sony are games nothing else will matter. If one year ahead start and launching a broken system to boost sale numbers didn't stop ps3 from outselling the Xbox 360 than gamepass won't be it

BC didn't help
Gamepass didn't help
$99-149 system didn't help

This is gaming and have below average games or sale old same old doesn't help

derek1635d ago

I would be more supportive of the arguments in favor of gamepass if Microsoft was providing hard data to back up their claims.

Kingthrash3601635d ago

Gamespass existed same time as the switch came out...switch surpassed xbox total sales is record time

The Wood1635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )

1 puff 2 puff 3 puff 4, . . .

. . . . this same movement occurred prior to this gen. . The western media are backing their horse as I'm sure the Asian media are backing theirs.

Have you guys not noticed the ratio of super positive articles for the xbox brand vs Sony's. . . Like honestly you'd think all of these advantages Microsoft has had at their disposal would have prevented them from coming last this gen.

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ABizzel11635d ago

I agree with this to an extent.

Gamepass is definitely the best gaming subscription service on console IMO, however, PSNow is slowly catching up, and with a decent overhaul in catalog it could be almost as good come next generation, because I seriously doubt Sony will put their PS5 exclusives on there day 1, but if the majority of PS4 games come and are playable on Now it won't really matter.

The problem is PS4 has over 100 million users, and those 100 million users aren't goin got want to lose their library knowing that they will be playable on the PS5.

S2Killinit1634d ago

But Ps5 will have something very similar in PsNow.

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Kumakai1635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )

gamepass is relatively new and this generation is almost over. xbox services have actually been increasing in users even as hardware sales decline for both ps4 and xbox due to the end of the generation and announcements of gen9. ps4 already had a sizable 2:1 sales lead before gamepass even existed. no way to alter that course at the end of a generation.

xbox will also be launching gen9 with a ton more first party than this gen and they will also have cloud streaming. nothing is set in stone for playstation - especially when you factor in that the Series X console might actually be significantly more powerful than the ps5 if recent rumors/specs are true. thats a lot of sway power for gen 9 imo.

gravedigger1635d ago

Gamepass isn't relatively new. It's on the market for 2 and a half years.

sampsonon1634d ago

do they charge pc players to play online? if no that is a huge amount of money lost.
I still don't see how they will make AAA games at a monthly price and no online fees for pc gamers.
i heard that Gold and PS Plus is in the billions in revenue.

343_Guilty_Spark1635d ago

That's largely because most chose PS4 early in the gen. Why would you get an Xbox if 9/10 friends have a PS4?

ElementX1635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )

That's true, only recently multi-platform games have included cross platform online. You had to buy a PS4 because your friends did in order to play COD or whatever.

MS has acquired studios this gen and will have a stronger first party line-up next generation. For people who use the "exclusives sell consoles" reasoning, MS will be in a better position. Fun fact, the Switch has a higher attach rate for exclusives than either PS or Xbox. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was bought by 46% of Switch owners, numbers Sony and MS could probably never achieve.

Kingthrash3601635d ago

Then why did the switch outsell xbox one in the same time frame?

343_Guilty_Spark1635d ago

@kingthrash it's cheaper, and it's Nintendo. It's why the 3DS obliterated the PSP

Ceaser98573611635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )

Well this gen Xbox hardly won like max 5 months tops. And Game pass didnt help much to push the console sales either. Xbox fans fails to notice that Since Xbox games are also available on PC most dont bother buying the Xbox. If they want powaah they spend more on upgrading their pc. Also Exclusive games are better on the PS4.

Trust me next gen the scenario will be the same. PS5 will again sell more for the same reason.. Bookmark this post, we will talk around Jab Feb 2021.

ElementX1635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )

@ceaser Xbox games are on PC for the PC audience. Some PC gamers won't buy a console, no matter how good the exclusives are. Why would they give up their higher FPS, precision controls with KB/M, modding, and better graphics?

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darthv721635d ago

Gamepass is a great deal and it wouldnt surprise anyone if Sony followed suit and started pushing even more newer games on PSNow than they do. Maybe they wont go day one but I can see them putting games on it after the first month. If it works out then they will add more and shorten the wait time even further.

People give MS crap for the things they come up with but when you start to see how it effects the others (into doing something similar) you then realize they do have some influence in the industry.

gravedigger1635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )

"are you sure you don't need + to play the PS4 games with online support in PSNow? I know you dont with PS2 and PS3 because there was no paid online requirement for those originally but with PS4 I believe there is. Meaning only PS4 games offered on PSNow that have online play could (or would) require + to play online. "

If you have a PS Now sub and PS4 games which are on PS Now offer and has an online component - PS+ ISN'T NEEDED. You're an Xbone fan, right? Of course you don't have a clue what are you talking about.

" Multiplayer on PlayStation Now"

If you are playing a PS Now game that includes online multiplayer modes, you'll be able to access these just as you would if you owned the game on disc or download. PS Plus is not required for PS Now online multiplayer."


rdgneoz31635d ago

Gamepass is also on PC... Why buy a Xbox SeX if you can play all the stuff on your PC with Gamepass with better graphics and fps? Meanwhile Sony is releasing games that you can only get on their consoles, which is an incentive to buy their systems.