That's why Microsoft divide their focus across all aspect from subscription based model , PC windows (even Steam) and Xcloud. Console is just an old remnant for Microsoft.
Xbox Series are just a placeholder for PC games in console form, Soon they will start to decrease the production and making many variant of Xbox Series. Xbox console for Microsoft is just a medium while content is the main sales.
Xbox are trying to get rid the stigma as console business oriented to subscription and game content company.
We will not see any difference from hardware sales point or i can bet that next gen It will be landslide for PS5 over X series on Hardware. But a good bump on software and subscription revenue for Microsoft Xbox division.
Yeah, I really want Gamepass to do well. It's their best idea in years. It's only at around 10 million subscribers these days though. That's including PC and XB1 users. So probably 1/4th or 1/5th of all XB1 users have Gamepass. For a subscription service that seems really low.
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