Although Nintendo Switch is the system I play the most, but dear readers, I have a confession. I also played a pretty big role on Xbox Series X, and I somehow pre-ordered it in the distant time of 2020, Actually arrived. Indeed, the devil is knocking on the door, demanding compensation for my soul, but I just continue to play the game and ignore the noise.
On sister site Pure Xbox Welcome me with open arms Halo (Or something), but when I ask Push side The folks gave me cold shoulders. Of course I was joking-we are all a happy family-but I have “changed the team” and I have Nintendo hardware with PS3 and PS4 for the past few generations.
I switched to the Microsoft console for two main reasons.The fact is that I realized I didn’t genuinely Since I started enjoying Sony’s unique game console Death strandedAnd has basically become Major League Baseball (MLB) performance machine. I was obsessed with real baseball and replayed it in the Sony San Diego series, so I considered confirming that it was running cross-platform after using it for two years and pretending that the “next generation” machine would be American professional baseball It became a reality for the position held by the Grand League. Fortunately, I was right, but when Major League Baseball (which apparently has full contract release control on Xbox) made Sony look stupid and reached an agreement to implement it, he was frightened. Game pass. That’s still a real weirdness. I can only assume that Sony dreams of going to sleep and embarks on a cunning contract and can’t do anything about it.
However, this requires me to cleverly provide reasons for two exchanges: Xbox Game Pass. If I lose interest in games dedicated to PlayStation, frankly speaking, switching to Xbox is an economically wise choice. I also like Phil Spencer’s general attitude towards the game, he stands out from the arrogance of his predecessor. Game Pass is so good, unbelievable, and in the end, there is no doubt that it will rise by $1 every six months in the style of Netflix.But when things are going well, when you put in various things, I will use my advantage “Game” subscription service method, And even use Microsoft Reward points to redeem free months, which is definitely a breeze.
Game Pass currently surpasses its competitors because it always offers brand new games, including all major first-party games (recognized that this will be a bigger deal in the future), as well as older games that are generally attractive combination. It is also very important in indie games. Even if my bank balance allows me to choose under normal circumstances, I like to play a series of indie games. You don’t “own” the game, no, but nothing prevents you from finding the game through the service and then buying it as an extra support anyway. Frankly speaking, since the Wii era, if you really read the terms of service, the number of downloads we “own” is worth discussing-it’s better not to discuss too much.
In the publishing world, I have also witnessed the value of “selecting” Game Pass to small companies. For publishers and developers looking for financial stability and comfort, it definitely becomes a real goal.This is the key point; many critics of the model think it will harm Indians, but the service staff politely pointed out that they are paid very high and therefore feel very happy with Xbox sometimes thinks that Game Pass subscribers are actually increasing sales on other platforms. Spend more Buy game. I can say from experience that visibility is very important for smaller games, and although Nintendo has commendable plans such as Indie World, from a UI point of view, the eShop itself is not very well designed. Sony stores have similar problems. Given that the Game Pass service is a carefully planned service, its visibility can only be positive.
I have been reading many opinions from publishers and developers on Game Pass, On these pages In recent excellent articles, such as This on Eurogamer, And you can see how economics actually accumulates.As an example, I have played Narita Boys, Garden between, Spirit warrior, Network shadow, Turist And all the information obtained through Game Pass, otherwise I will buy or consider all the games on the Switch. Sometimes I feel guilty, because I didn’t give these developers a sale, which again limits the money I can spend on the game—but please keep in mind that there is evidence that these companies will actually do a good job.
Interestingly, I may have discovered that I have already spent a portion of the money I would have spent on newly downloaded games and invested it in old games on the faithful old Switch.This will be part of the argument that people with subscription services still spend similar amounts on games, but they are only playing games more The result is the game. I always like to look for various e-shop titles on my wish list, and I am eager to participate in them.
Interestingly, although many people are upset about whether Sony will “retaliate” for a similar service (beyond PS Now), I don’t see anyone asking Nintendo any questions. Should we be? I’m not sure-on the one hand, Nintendo is in its own bubble in the gaming industry, and is currently at a climax, and sells a ridiculous number of systems. At least at this stage, the company has no incentive to change its approach. It’s not that this will not change in the next few years, but for now it may remain in its current state with Nintendo Switch Online, although it will occasionally increase (yes, I know, everyone Hope to include more retro system libraries).
Even if most of the more than 30 games released every week are difficult to break free, eShop revenue can maintain a good growth momentum.In its Most recent quarterly earnings Nintendo stated that its download revenue was “256 billion yen (a year-on-year increase of 104.9%)”, which is approximately US$2.35 billion. Even considering the fact that by 2020 download sales will be artificially elevated due to world events, this is still a large number.
Therefore, although there is no doubt that it closely monitors trends and data, now Nintendo may be happy to continue its download business specifications. At the same time, Microsoft is furious and-potentially showing that subscription services are a wise choice for a large company in the gaming space. Time will prove everything, but in the world of downloading games, these are interesting and indeed turbulent times.
Let us know what you think about Game Pass in the polls and comments, and whether you think Nintendo will eventually adopt a similar approach.