you could buy a car with all the money you saved on games during 2022, calculations reveal

lawsuits go, litigation They come, but there is no doubt that xbox game pass is an extraordinary service, whose business model has come to shake the industry to its foundations -not for nothing, Sony has tried to emulate it-. But in case there is still any doubt, the Polish portal XGP used to calculate how much money is saved in gameswhen all the titles that come to Xbox Game Pass in a year are added up.

Well, it turns out that, according to the site’s calculations, the service received 220 games throughout 2022, with September as the month with the highest value, and December, as the month with the least value. In total, buying those 220 games would cost around $7,173.84.

“Our calculations take into account regular US Xbox Store prices through December 24, and include both PC and Xbox games.”

This means that, if we had wanted to buy all the games that Xbox Game Pass offers month after month, we would have had to pay almost 600 dollars every 4 weeks.

To put things in perspective, the monthly cost of the subscription is 10 dollars on PC and console, respectively or $15 for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which includes both of the above, plus Xbox LIVE payment and EA Play subscription, which includes even more titles.

It should be noted that the aforementioned annual sum was higher than that of 2021, which amounted to just over $6,300.

“For your information, XGP calculated how much all the games that came to Xbox Game Pass in 2022 are worth. There were 220 different titles added to both Xbox and PC Game Pass. The total value was 7,173.84”

God gives, God takes away

That said, like any subscription service, Xbox Game Pass is subject to rotation, which adds titles -such as High On Lifein the video above-, but also remove some month by month So things, in December they leave:

  • tropic 6
  • Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars
  • scarlet nexus
  • Secret Neighbor
  • Outer Wilds
  • Gorogoa
  • The Pedestrian
  • Embr
  • Iron Harves (Windows)

But in January, they’re coming to Xbox Game Pass:

  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition
  • Inkulinati
  • roboquest

Xbox Game Pass and the bone of contention

As we mentioned above, Microsoft has come to revolutionize the video game industry with Xbox Game Pass, by trying to offer a service equivalent to Netflix, in the field of series and movies. PlayStation has tried to emulate it, but they are brands with different philosophies and finances.

Thus, Xbox Game Pass today stars in one of the most notorious industry lawsuits in history, as Microsoft intends to buy Activision, soon, and add games like call of duty to the successful subscription. This is a claim that has raised eyebrows among competitors such as Sony and authorities, but which, regardless of the monopoly debatewould add even more value to the program.