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Xbox Game Pass Expands to Include New Releases from Microsoft Studios

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Report Summary:

Publishers and console manufactures have long sought to either curtail the used video game market or capture a share of this revenue themselves. Now Microsoft is taking aim at new game sales. This insight examines the impact on Microsoft, third party publishes, retailers, and consumers.

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Key Takeaways
  • This is a win for gamers.
  • Xbox Game Pass is a more attractive service with the inclusion AAA titles available on launch day.
  • Support from 3rd party video game publishers is, at best, questionable.
  • Many retailers are not happy with Microsoft.

Exhibit 1: Share of Total Video Game Unit Sales by Week
Exhibit 2: Breakdown of a $60 Video Game Sale

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