Game Pass: Almost one in two PlayStation players attracted by the offer, if these games are added

game news Game Pass: Almost one in two PlayStation players attracted by the offer, if these games are added

The Activision-Blizzard acquisition made a lot of noise. Many wonder if adding the publisher’s extensive catalog to Game Pass could make the service even more appealing. A study tries to answer it…

There is a lot of talk about Sony’s “answer” to Microsoft right now, the PlayStation Plus service redesign. But as a recent study shows, Game Pass may be of interest to many peopleincluding the players playstation and nintendo.

1 in 5 gamers would subscribe to Game Pass for Call of Duty

YouGov is an international survey and market research organization that specializes in digital domains. YouGov was interested in the impact of the Activision-Blizzard acquisition on player interest in the Game Pass service. The study first asks– Game Pass subscribers what Activision franchises would attract them to the service. The players are divided between British and American players.

The inclusion of which of the following video game franchises in Game Pass would MOST tempt you to consider subscribing to Game Pass? (% of gamers in the US and UK who are not Xbox Game Pass subscribers, excluding smartphone gamers)

United States

  • Call of Duty: 19%
  • Devil: 6%
  • Warcraft: 3%
  • Crash Bandicoot: 3%
  • Spyro the Dragon: 3%
  • Supervision: 2%
  • StarCraft: 1%
  • Guitar hero: 1%
  • Heroes of the Storm: 1%

United Kingdom

  • Call of Duty: 11%
  • Warcraft: 3%
  • Crash Bandicoot: 3%
  • Spyro the Dragon: 3%
  • Professional skater Tony Hawk: 3%
  • Supervision: 2%
  • StarCraft: 1%
  • Guitar hero: 1%
  • Devil : 1%

Observing these results, we realize that if the Call of Duty franchise were added to Game Pass, a significant number of new players could subscribe to the service. The study does not specify, however, if those who responded to “Call of Duty” were talking about the entire franchise, or if newer games would be enough for them. We also notice the Warcraft, Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon honorable scores that bring together 3% of players each, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Nearly one in two PlayStation and Nintendo gamers would subscribe to Game Pass for Activision-Blizzard games

The second part of the study is perhaps even more interesting. she shows us how The acquisition of Activision-Blizzard could attract players not necessarily used to Microsoft services. In effect, it collects all the responses from the previous study, but the class by machines. Thus, we can see what percentage of players responded to be interested in one of the franchises in the survey, and which party replied that they would not subscribe to Game Pass for any of them. Again, the study only refers to players who are not currently Game Pass subscribers.

Would the inclusion of one of the Activison-Blizzard franchises make you consider subscribing to Game Pass? (% of players who chose one of the studio’s franchises, among non-Game Pass subscribers)

United States

  • PlayStation gamers: 46%
  • Nintendo gamers: 46%
  • Xbox gamers: 43%
  • PC gamers: 42%
  • Smartphone gamers: 27%

United Kingdom

  • Xbox gamers: 48%
  • PlayStation gamers: 29%
  • Nintendo gamers: 26%
  • PC gamers: 26%
  • Smartphone gamers: 20%

46% of PlayStation and Nintendo gamers in the United States would therefore be ready to subscribe to Game Pass, if at least one of the Activision-Blizzard franchises (which interests them) were added. Note that this number is a lot less important in the UK, which shows the presence and importance of Microsoft in the United States. We note in passing that Xbox gamers who are not yet a Game Pass subscriber could also be tempted by the service if it included the Activision-Blizzard catalog.

Editor’s note: Of course, like any survey, it doesn’t have absolute truth value but it does give an idea of ​​the trends, here only in the US and UK, only among non-Game Pass players who responded.

Let’s also remember that Phil Spencer had promised that Microsoft would add as many games as possible from the Activision-Blizzard catalog to Game Pass, once the acquisition was finalized. So we just have to wait for the fans, and we’ll see if PlayStation and Nintendo players are more attracted to Game Pass at that time.

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By Damien-LadderEditorial jeuxvideo.com

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