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RolStoppable said:
curl-6 said:

I keep hearing about how Game Pass is such a huge system seller but it hasn't really shown in the numbers. As for Bethesda, I expect their games to be timed exclusives and release on PS5 6-12 months later which I don't think will sway many people to Xbox.

Of course it hasn't shown in the numbers at all. The service launched long after the Xbox One's fate had been sealed, so the market at large wasn't going to care what Microsoft did for the Xbox One; same reason why the Xbox One X being the most powerful console of its generation didn't do anything to change the sales of multiplatform games.

For XSX|S, we are barely past launch week and what Microsoft sold during that limited timeframe, they were going to sell regardless of Game Pass existing or not.

It's just that people keep acting like Gamepass and the Bethesda deal somehow guarantee Xbox Series will do better than Xbox One, but I think that's far from guaranteed and still up in the air. It might do them little to no good at all. For all we know Xbox Series could sell worse than Xbox One. The brand has definitely been diminished over the years and all its exclusives being shared with PC gives them less system selling power.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)