Michael Pakter: Sony did not make an analogue of Game Pass due to economic inexpediency


Michael Pakter Sony did not make an analogue of Game Pass due to economic inexpediency

Well-known game analyst Michael Packter once again touched upon the topic of the console war for a new generation. This time, he commented on Sony ‘s decision not to make its own Game Pass counterpart and not to repeat Microsoft‘s actions.


I’m not sure if Microsoft is making money on Game Pass, so this would be a bad business decision. Microsoft has a lot of money, and they can do whatever they want. Sony doesn’t have that much money, they are good businessmen. They have a good reason why they don’t sign up like this, and it might be because there is no economic benefit to it.

A month ago, SIE CEO Jim Ryan stated that subscription gaming is not the way the platform is defined. He called such an idea unsustainable on the PS5. So in essence, Pakter just repeated the words previously said.

At the same time, he mentioned PS Now and said that it is worse than Xbox Game Pass, because there are no new releases in it. Pakter is also confident that Sony is not promoting its subscriptions well to players.