I predicted this multiple times and got laughed at. When people start running low on money, subs will be more attractive.
Don't you see how that's a problem in the long-term though? It means subscription services aren't able to grow in a healthy market or economy off the strength of their content alone when the playing field is even; they need some massive screw-ups to happen that basically force people down an option they wouldn't take if things were actually better. Last time it was lockdowns from COVID, now it's a (likely) impending recession.
What's next? WWIII? These type of factors being the main drivers for subscription services, are unsustainable. Which means that a lot of different subscription services, are likely unsustainable themselves.
Also I can't believe people are actually celebrating something selling not off the strength of its gaming offerings (I mean specifically the games, not services) and content, but simply due to being the cheapest option.
I get it a sale's a sale and that's a good thing but I don't like that it's mainly deteriorating economic factors contributing to that.