All players in the video game industry have their strengths to stand out from the competition. Nintendo can rely on an atypical console and unique exclusives and Sony on damn powerful franchises while Microsoft owns … Xbox Game Pass (and some nice studios and IPs as a supplement, let’s not hide it).
The latter has become in the space of a few years an argument of choice in its conquest of the gaming landscape: the American giant does not hesitate to invest generously in its service and even to offer all its exclusives from the day of their launch, at no additional cost.
It goes without saying that for all subscribers, it is a happiness that lasts and grows gradually, especially when we know that all future Bethesda titles should land there soon. After a particularly busy year 2023, it seems interesting to look behind you and to do the accounts on the subject of Xbox Game Pass.
This is the site The Loadout who had the good idea to tackle a very interesting calculation: the value of all the games offered in Xbox Game Pass in 2023. To do this, he based himself on the price of each title on the Microsoft Store, both on PC and on Xbox: this year, the Redmond firm has therefore made available $ 6,317.35 in video games, or 5,583.41 euros.
To dig a little deeper, the most generous month was March 2023 where more than twenty Bethesda games have been added to the service following the publisher’s takeover, for a total of 964.67 dollars, or 852.60 euros (the month of April is indicated as the one with the lowest added value, with all the same 330.91 dollars, or 292.53 euros). The sum of all Bethesda games from Xbox Game Pass – or thirty productions – is also $ 604.71 (534.62 euros) in 2023.
As a reminder, the price of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription – which gives access to Xbox, PC and cloud games as well as other bonuses – is 12.99 euros per month. For the standard formula, allowing you to freely play the software catalog on PC or on consoles, is € 9.99.
Although Sony does not consider self-service gaming as “very profitable” to offer day one its new titles, the latest rumors nevertheless indicate that the manufacturer will soon review its policy by merging PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now (the current competitor of Xbox Game Pass) to offer an alternative to Microsoft’s formula. More details can be found here on this subject.