Gaming subscription services like PS Plus and Xbox Game Pass have almost certainly had an impact on how we in the hardcore sphere perceive the value of video games — but they're yet to have a truly significant impact on how big publishers do business. At least, that's what Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has to say on the matter.
Na we just seen the impact
The impact will happen my friend.
Still early days for those services in my opinion they haven't matured yet to see the full impact they would create.
Microsoft already admitted that Game Pass cannabilizes Xbox game sales. And anyone paying for a subscription service knows how it goes. Take Two is speaking for itself here. GTA V was the top download on PS5 in January 2023, over 9 years from release. Other publishers won’t be so blessed.
Says the dev that achieved the single highest amount of profit from any form of media, ever?
Yah, we know GTA6 will still sell in record numbers. Nobody doubted that.