Could Xbox Game Pass Actually Be Hurting Sales?

The Boss Rush Network

The question about Xbox Game Pass and its effect on actual game sales has been around for a while, but a recent interview with Ed Fries (formerly an Xbox exec) has brought the conversation forward once more.

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On a recent episode of the Xbox Expansion Pass podcast show, Fries made an appearance and spoke about the potential impact that Xbox Game Pass could have on sales of games, causing an overall decrease in sales. Fries, who was the vice president of game publishing at Microsoft during much of the Xbox’s life cycle, did admit that he does enjoy the service from the aspect of a customer but saying what Microsoft is doing with the subscription service makes him feel “nervous” about its potential impact to negatively impact the gaming landscape in general.

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