Surprised no one has reported on this but it's all roses and rainbows on this delusional board so here is some reality...Gamepass, under the day and date strategy, is a complete BUST and failure!!!
The way MS has tried to promote Gamepass dropping AAA games on it for $1 or $2 the same day of release is a DISASTER.
Honestly, how idiotic do you have to be to NOT see how this wouldn't blow up in your face negatively?
Does anyone here think for even one second that 3 million "player" count that MS bragged about (mostly $2 gamepass subs) made up for missing out of those $60 initial release sales? Anyone?
What we have to remember is that Gears is available to not just xbox's 40 million base but also PC's 200 million user base.
MS reported Gears 5 have 3 million "players" in a week. By comparison God of War had 3 million $60 sales in 3 days on PS4 ALONE.
So much for: "it's best to put games on everything, Gamepass makes more money, Sony will copy MS and put games day and date on rental blah blah."
Clearly devaluing your multi-million dollar AAA franchises isn't the way to generate financial success in gaming.
Sorry this is NOT the future and neither Sony nor Nintendo will ever follow this idiotic money burning formula.