PlayStation Plus reportedly has doubled the subscribers to Xbox Game Pass
PlayStation announced at the end of March that their two subscriptions were merging to create an all-new All-New.
Gamers have been comparing the service to Xbox Game Pass since then. Apart from the fact that they are hosted on different consoles, both services have many differences. Many players focus on the fact that PlayStation has promised 700 games, compared to Xbox, which has offered a variable number of 100 to 500. However, Xbox will add games as they become available to its service, something that PlayStation has stated it will not be doing.
It seems that financial success is a matter of fact. According to @Zuby_Tech, more than twice as many PlayStation subscribers are on its subscription service than the Xbox. Microsoft estimates that 25 million people subscribe to Xbox Game Pass. On the other hand, Sony estimates that 48 million PlayStation Plus subscribers are available and that PlayStation Now has more than 3 million.
It is worth noting that Nintendo is the third major player in the game subscription market. This online service offers only retro games and has 32 million subscribers.
Experts believe subscription services will not be the future for games like Netflix was the future for TV or film. Subscriptions make up just 8% of the current gaming market. The vast majority of revenue comes from microtransactions, DLC, and microtransactions. The number of subscribers to the three major gaming services is only 8%. Netflix boasts a staggering 214 million users.
Although gaming’s future is becoming increasingly digital, gamers don’t seem ready to let go of their games.