- Oct 25, 2017
It didn't come from just Phil. The NPD guy that used to be here mentioned it (Benji mentioned it as well, but I'm not sure if it was his conclusion or he was just sourcing him as well)
I'm not comparing the value between one game or few months of GP. I mentioned it just to show most people don't wait 6-12 months to play the game they want even if it meant spending 30-40 bucks more. The same goes for PS Now if 1st party games were offered there 6-12 months after release.20 bucks for a single game.
With 20 bucks a few days ago you could get how many GP months ? Giving you access to how many games ?
With 20 bucks today you can have access to how many games, including lots of MS 1P games ? I know that at PSN you can grab Horizon Zero Dawn a 2017 game with it DLC.
I don’t get it why are comparing one single game being on sale with a subscription that gives you access to over 200 games.
Obviously if you are paying to “have” a backlog of 200 games games you are inclined to not spent on new ones.
I agree with what you said that they started this before, and it was not with Now instead it was with Plus, and as I said I don’t think they shouldn’t try new ways to engage players. The thing is : they don’t have follow MS route. And that’s what you are asking.
You ask me what route I think they should go : follow EA Access route but not with the same time spam.
Create a new service or an upgraded version of their owns, give players a discount on their games day one, create a vault with both 3P and their 1P older games and add their games games without a fixed schedule or pattern so people can’t jump into the “not buying this because I know it will hit PS++/PS Now+ soon” mentality.
Also if you are a FIFA player you should know why people still buy it even if it’s going to hit Access at some point. I am one, last year I missed the day one bought for the first time since FIFA10. I had the opportunity to jump into it for US15 earlier this year, ask me if I did? No I didn’t because it was not worth it anymore. If you are a FIFA player, if you are an UT player or you go day one or it’s not even worth it, unless you are willing to spend lots on FIFA coins. And EA knows that.
I don't believe it's proven that a service offering 200 games reduce the number of games bought by people. PS is not just competing with MS. They're competing with other forms of entertainment as well for the time of the consumers. Phil mentioned that people with GP tend to spend more not less on games.
I changed the Fifa example to FH because I felt it was better since it's not a yearly franchise. But to answer your question your example is anecdotal. Fifa in general is growing which is what I'm talking about (same for Horizon which is not yearly and you can jump in anytime).
It doesn't have to be fixed, I agree. Surprise people with the game with different period for each game. The point is Sony needs to offer their 1st party games and putting them 3-4 years after release isn't gonna cut it.