- Oct 26, 2018
Depends if the 1,000,000 PS gamers who consistently buy The Show every year even know about GP or even care. And the game is US centric. Probably 900,000 of those copies are sold in the US. So the brand eroding in a broad stroke is zero.I'm not talking about how Sony is gonna make the most money, I'm talking about how bad it looks that a game developed by THEM is free on a competing subscription service but not on their own. They need to take the financial hit to save face here, to make it seem like they give a shit about PlayStation owners.
And if they care, do you really think Sony is going to do a 180 and lose $70,000,000? The company is in cost savings mode scrapping legacy online stores and Japan Studios. Their days of battling Xbox during the 360 generation are long gone as PS5/PS5 have sold great with record profits.
It also sets a bad precedent.
If MS does more day one GP games and Sony gives in to PS Now The Show, then gamers will expect it more often, which Sony execs will be pressured to do or not later on.