Microsoft talks Xbox Game Pass and the research indicating its subscribers are becoming more social because of the service.
It’s a great deal and the fact there’s really no next gen Xbox exclusives to play 6 month in gives even more reason to subscribe.
haha you should have added /s at the end .....in some countries(in Europe where i live) .....noone is buying XSX or asking for it , just sits there on shelves...a lot of gamers and retailers say that has already lost (reached the bottom) ....
Europe's largest market (the UK) is still out of stock countrywide, so.....
Whatever helps you to sleep at night mate. There is a shortage of both consoles, whether it be due to supply or demand.
This doesn't make the Xbox meaningless if a large number of people prefer a PC or a PS. There is no logic in your sentence.
Lol Xbox always does far worse in Europe. The US is where it makes its money.
In Portugal = Sony land, the XSX is out of stock, consoles dont last more then minutes 1h tops in any store.
That anecdotal made up internet evidence! Find better places and situations to waste your time.
Wow you must know alot of people to make that kind of statement. It's funny but in UK where I live you can't even get it in my hometown.
It's funny, when the idea of this was being tossed around... I wasn't sold on it. It wasn't until they were really pushing the $1 trial that i said, why not. And since then I have been hooked. I even trade in my Bing search points for monthly extensions. I dont think I've paid full price for a month or even a year yet. I will say that i have bought several games at a discount through the service, like blazing chrome and west of dead. Just last night i decided to keep the new Battletoads so it was on sale for $15
Well done @Darth I felt the same in the beginning with XGP. However, after enjoying one game a discovering the next I realized I needed what XGP offers. The one thing people forget is that you still have option to purchase. I haven't stopped buying because I am on Xbox GamePass. As a matter of fact there are games that I purchased because of Xbox GamePass.
^^so true. I can only speak for myself but i have bought more games because of GP than not. I do like my physical media as well so I may start off playing a GP game and then decide this is worth keeping. And if there is a physical copy available, i buy that. Did it with Street of rage 4, Ace combat 7, bloodstained (to name a few). And when those games leave GP, I can continue playing the physical copy on my One X as I install the GP version to both my Series S and one X. i just remove it from my Series S when the game leaves as then i have made room for the next game to tickle my fancy.
And you think the future of gaming can be supported by your Bing searches? You think they can pay off 7b on Bethesda plus pay for all the new game development on Bing searches? Gamepass is a Trojan horse.
Are the discounted games subsidized by MS, or do the publishers just drop their price? Jupt curious.
@hakaro searches have worked out pretty well for google no? Id baselessly bet ad services bring in more cash for bing than GP brings in for Xbox.
It's basically how MS got me too Darth I use the promotion during Black Friday where I usually buy a bunch of games at cheap price and found out that the majority of these games were on Gamepass at the time (Plague tales, Dishonored 2, and Bloodstained to name a few) It's actually easy to find a deal online to reduce the monthly price (I suggest using the EA play method where you subscribe to EA play and it convert for 4 months Gamepass (basically a 50% rebate)
I actually just canceled my game pass subscription. No point in paying when there isn’t anything good for me anymore as of late. Also I just bought the mass effect legendary edition so that’s going to take atleast 2 months of my time. Probably re subscribe after I beat it.
Say whatever you want but I'm playing like never before and that is because of Gamepass without a doubt. To think that I'm paying much less is crazy. FIFA 21, the Show 21, NBA 21, all bedesda games, EA games plus the Medium and Darksiders....uffff!
After skipping a decade of making any new AAA new games and a very small collection of must have indie games... I do not see the viability in your comment. Then we have to play the waiting game to see what type of experiences Microsoft will offer in the future. Paying $170 a year for said output is... for a lack of a better term.. a waste. Even what is temporarily offered on gamepass will get stale if it is not already.
Just about every major release ends up on Gamepass. Anything that gets stale new games added will surely give you that refresh you're looking for.
I see what your saying, but.your comment is self defeating. Since the there are no first party exclusives is the reason why you say ot gives people incentive to buy GP; in the same term, whe the have first party games will gice thema reason to get GP.
I don't use game pass as I have bought all my games. There is nothing on game pass the interests me, that I didn't own already. I'm sure it's a great deal if your a small child with no cash and your dad's not buying you a game every month but for me, and I mean this as an Xbox and ps5 owner that I can't justify wasting money on gamepass and none of the ms content interests me either at the moment.
That content will change. Not a matter of if, just when.
Umm. How bout sub for a month....($5) then buy the game you like and save 10% ($3-6) basically getting your money back from the sub so you aren't "wasting" money on GP. And the good news (if that's not already) you get to play hundreds of other games within that month you may discover you enjoy. And guess what? You can buy those too :) But hey if playing your favorite games at a cheaper rate and playing even more games you didn't know you'd like is wasting money then.....okay lmao
@Orbilator "and I mean this as an Xbox and ps5 owner that I can't justify wasting money on gamepass and none of the ms content interests me either at the moment." So why did you waste money on an xbox? there must be zero games you play on it....
"no exclusives gives more reason to subscribe"? *facepalm* Bad enough you don't even realize that you're talking about the XB1 and PC. That the Series X isn't a factor in GP's "success".
Lots of shops (in the UK) have removed Xbox and just sell PlayStation. Games / accessories. Eg. The big electronic retailers such as Curry's and of pc world. also I've been in some supermarkets such as Asda and Sainsbury's that have no Xbox section anymore.! No consoles. No games. No accessories.
That is odd, my local Tesco and Asda, still have an xbox section, maybe it is down to an area decision? But not every supermarket had a dedicated electronics/gaming section anyway, so that could also be the case in the supermarkets you have been in. As far as i know, or have seen, Curry's (PC world, both same company) still have an xbox section.
It’s not odd it’s just lies, nothing new there.
Sainsburys dont sell this stuff anymore, they offload it to Argos now. Currys & PC World is the same business & they do stock this stuff, Just because a single store didnt have any stock doesnt mean thats the same for the whole UK...
Absolute rubbish, there’s bias and then there’s flat out lies. All the shops you mentioned carry just as many Xbox products as they do PS, they’d only be losing out otherwise. Maybe your level of delusion has made you physically blind to anyone without a PS label on it.
Shhhhh! 2 niche exclusive Games, and 1 game that comes out a month from now and paying 210 bucks+ (depending on the country you reside) to play all 3, CLEARLY spells doom for Xbox and Gamepass. Except Xbox owns DOOM, so Idk.
Exactly, if it was true, you can guarantee it would be headline news lol..
Op is delusional
You must live in a really deprived part of the country where people live on the bread line so the stores only stock bare essentials, where I live, asda, currys and sainsbury's all sell xbox, playstation and switch games and accessories.
Not buying what your selling, I love ps...but Come on man🤦♂️
That's strange all the above shops by me all still sell xbox and accessories and currys and pc world sold out of series x constantly. So maybe just by you
To the people who bashed my comment. Just because I've seen it and you haven't doesn't mean it doesn't exist blah blah blah. At the very least tell me that you've been into a shop and seen PlayStation dedicated about 10 rows vertical and Xbox section about two rows. Infact I remember distinctly my local GAME had most of the shop ps. Some Nintendo some pc. And very little Xbox. Literally the neon green section, was less than half the size of the blue section. So don't tell me it doesn't exist, I've seen it, it didnt used to be like this. But it is now. Thanks muchly. Ta.
Its a central aspect for people that use the service. The same as Netflix is, if you use pay for the service then you probably use it alot, I think people need to read the article before commenting
Too bad the title doesn't reflect the content.
Your forget that this is N4G where ppl reads the headline and go straight to comments.
Another day another push gamepass in people’s faces and shove it down your throat day. Ugh
For me, it's definitely central to my gaming habits and can't see myself stopping my GPU subscription anytime soon. If I see a game I want to buy the option is there for me to do so, hence why I love this model - best of both worlds.
Exactly, nothing worse than paying full price for a game you want, and then it turns out to be garbage, what i do with the GP sub, is i play games that look interesting, if it is a game i have not finished by the time it is leaving the service, i buy at a discount. All for a few measly pound coins a month (after factoring in xbox rewards points giving me free £5 xbox cards)
You can find an SX in the stuffed animal bin in the front of a thrift store, meanwhile the PS5 is sold out...
It should say “on Xbox” at the end . GamePass does not interest me and many others one bit . GamePass is like McDonalds , I’ll go for the high quality gaming experience not fast food .
@jznrpg "It should say “on Xbox” at the end ." Why on God's earth would it 😅? Game Pass is ONLY available on Xbox and PC.....comprehension, not something you are interested in, it seems.
I’m on pc and have it. Control and forza horizon are pretty high quality lmao. Age of empires, dishonored series, all the battlefields, list goes on. Wtf is a high quality gaming experience vs those?
Well for a lot of ppl High Quality = what MS isn't doing a the moment vs Sony. In early 2014 quality was 1080P vs 900P then quality became Indy because it was the true art form vs the rehash AAA games then it became AAA single players games and when MS will have AAA single-player game quality will probably be Dual sense and VR.
Pc gamer here. I sub to game pass. It’s a nice library of games
Xbox Game Pass has currently around 25 million subscribers, many of them at $1 promo codes. That's a tiny piece of the overall gaming market.
25 mill beats 2.5m.....now that's what you call a tiny piece
41 Billion beats 1.6 billion. And PS+ has nearly 50m subs. Sony has more total subs than Microsoft.
Actually it doesn't Gold and Gamepass has more combined subs and I've proven that multiple times on here MS have well over 50 mill. There's more Gold Subs than GP. So if GP at 25m you do the math.
GamePass is the best way to play
I don't even have gamepass and can tell it's an amazing thing
Say it enough times and hope people start to believe it. Lol. Trump playbook, right? Hoax hoax hoax..game pass, game pass, gamepass.
no that is the biden playbook right now. Wear a mask, get vaccinated, wear a mask, stay at home, wear a mask, you belong to us now, we own you, you vote for us in return for giving you money, wear a mask...
Foolish Caution is better than being dead.
It's the Microsoft reward quests
i see the quests all the time but I have not really tried to complete them.
In my opinion, Xbox is killing it w/ Game Pass. I really like the xCloud feature that allows me to stream games on the go on my phone and laptop and then I can pickup where I left off on my Series X when I get home. It's also a great way to play games you're unsure of.
Yeah. They can believe whatever they want. The reality is that they are last in all markets worldwide, are barely seling better then the xbox one... and are already millions and millions behind the competition and getting further away daily. Also, i believe i can fly.
you keep saying that but the numbers keep going up and the gap keeps widening in Series favor. Maybe one day you will be right... but not today.
Dude, numbers? Right now the series s and x are barely selling 80k weekly worldwide... Its already lower then xbox one weekly sales. There no spinning the numbers. They arent getting better and they are very low...