Even if Game Pass wasn’t a factor, SoT would not sell well. I don’t care what random mundane stats MS and Rare try to bring; SoT is simply not something that will appeal to the vast majority of Xbox users. Not saying it’ll be a bad game, but look at games like Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive; games that had potential to be high sellers, but fell pretty flat, given the hype that was placed behind them, and recieving fairly decent reviews. I’m thinking 2 - 3 million LT for SoT, and that’s being fairly generous
if God of War launches to the same critical acclaim that is standard to the franchise, it will sell 5 million + this year alone.