@bolded: And that's the major issue, try getting stable, fast internet in rural areas. Also, it can consume data caps pretty fast. Being able to download the games is much better for most people.
Second issue is 720p30fps only, no matter if the original game was 1080p60 or anything in between, so most PS4 titles take a visual hit on PSNow. Finally, it's much more expensive than the Game Pass.
The reason why PSNow made more money should be obvious to anybody: PSNow is available on PS4 and PC, while Gamepass only on XBO. Also, PSNow is much older. In fact, for being so much longer on the market and having a much larger potential customer base, PSNow earnings are actually almost pitiful. Considering the cost of the service, it equals to little more than 1M subscribers
Exactly, PSNow has been available for almost 5 full years. Sony has a paltry 1 million subscribers? No way to use the service on smartphones or tablets or smart TVs?
They are not serious about this at all and have purposefully held the service back because they don't want it to interfere with the traditional business model.
The problem is Microsoft doesn't a give a fuck about any of that, they are thinking about being the dominant player in the battle for the cloud with Google and Amazon, and they want to have the dominant streaming game service more than they want some cookie for beating the Playstation in game consoles.