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But if I remember correctly, we were told that data showed that having a game in Game pass would lead to higher sales of said game..... This seems to contradict said statement from Xbox's higher ups... 🤔🤔🤔.
Great game nonetheless. Deserves success.



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Colocho said:
But if I remember correctly, we were told that data showed that having a game in Game pass would lead to higher sales of said game..... This seems to contradict said statement from Xbox's higher ups... 🤔🤔🤔.
Great game nonetheless. Deserves success.

Well, but obviously not in the first week especially at retail when people have the game already downloaded through game pass and only have to click "buy" when they like it.  



crissindahouse said:
Colocho said:
But if I remember correctly, we were told that data showed that having a game in Game pass would lead to higher sales of said game..... This seems to contradict said statement from Xbox's higher ups... 🤔🤔🤔.
Great game nonetheless. Deserves success.

Well, but obviously not in the first week especially at retail when people have the game already downloaded through game pass and only have to click "buy" when they like it.  

Why would you buy it though? With digital and streaming we have become accustomed to not owning anything anymore. If you are still playing it, you likely have a deal for game pass with gold. If you're not playing it, why 'own' it?

I like my physical copies, but admit I'm in the minority nowadays.



JRPGfan said:
Lafiel said:
MS clearly is pushing gamepass hard with promotions to gain a big user base and the value they are offering at this point is extremely good, so imo everyone should take advantage. However MS is not a charity, they want this model to make them more money in the long run than the traditional way of selling games and it remains to be seen how they'll go about achieving that in the future.

No doubt currently its not sustainable....  alot of that is probably due to promotions though.
1$ for gamepass is too little for it to be profitable.... its to grow the user base.

Once it becomes popular enough, they ll start hikeing the price up in steps.

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Game pass Ultimate is what they will look to push. They sign deals with indie games in there to last awhile and put their content in. Their games anchor the service and they generate ongoing revenue from the subscription. They can do a mix of games, including older titles, multiplayer focused, midtier indie stuff and base games that you buy DLC for.

What I want to see a push for and one of my eSports project is to run a league of competitive play for all content in subscription service. Appeal to general gamers as a test of skill.



konnichiwa said:
hunter_alien said:

Well we will see how big-budget 6 will be and than we will know how well 5 did

Thanks to the incredible support from our fans, Gears 5 kicked off the Holiday season strong – attracting over three million players in its opening weekend and setting new records for Xbox Game Pass with the biggest launch week of any Xbox Game Studios title this generation. The performance easily doubled the first week’s debut of Gears of War 4 and made Gears 5 the most-played Xbox Game Studios title in its first week since 2012’s Halo 4. First week performance includes the four-day early access period beginning Friday, September 6, which was exclusive to Gears 5 Ultimate Edition and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. On the PC, Gears 5 has nearly tripled the performance of its predecessor, becoming the biggest-ever launch for Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Game Studios’ best-ever debut on Steam.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/09/16/gears-5-breaks-records-as-biggest-launch-for-any-xbox-game-studios-game-this-generation/

Nice! Can't wait to see than how good Gears 6 look on Scarlet