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SKMBlake said:
Manlytears said:

It looks like the game is really good, 88 is a wonderful score, unfortunately i think it's going to be a huge commercial flop.
Why, you ask? Apparently there are a considerable number of people saying they will only play on Xbox (within 1 year) and use Gamepass... Amazes me that there are people from Xbox community advertising and advising others to wait 1 year!
Maybe I'm wrong and everything will end well for this game ( yeah, i hope i'm wrong on this one), but the effect of all this "wait 1 year..."/ " wait and play on gamepass..." is bad!? i fear this game will end up as a game that sold poorly and arrived "1 year too late" on the Gamepass...

There are twice as many PS5 users than Xbox users so far, and Xbox game sales aren't known to be blockbuster anyway, so I don't think it will have an impact, since the game is a timed exclusive.

Unlike Outriders, where the developer kinda blamed the Game Pass deal for not breaking even (and not considering the game was buggy and bad in the first place)

You're not taking into account those that play on mobile and on PC. I have friends that use Game Pass Ultimate and only play on their smartphones and tablets, then there's those that only play Game Pass on PC......the Xbox ecosystem userbase is much larger than you're giving it credit for, and is only going to keep growing.

And actually Square Enix straight hasn't payed the developer without an explanation, leading to speculation that Square just pocketed the Game Pass deal money and the developers only get profit from straight sales, which some could blame Game Pass for that, but it was released on PC, Stadia, PS4/PS5 as well. With that much of a userbase, it shouldn't have had much of an issue making a profit on a multiplat. 

Look at MLB: The Show 21 which was Game Pass day 1. Profits escalated dramatically for Sony, which I'll attach a story for. I can't seem to find up-to-date numbers, but as of July 28th, 4 million copies were sold. 2 million copies were on PS4/PS5 and the other 2 million copies were on Xbone and Series X/S. Not bad for a console lineup that is dramatically lower in install base. MLB The Show 21 Xbox Release Has Been Huge for Sony Profits (

Last edited by gtotheunit91 - on 16 September 2021