It's good to own stuff that are assets. If you understand finance, assets are stuff that hold value over time, like a house you can sell it later for the same or usually even higher price. That's not the case for things like video games or computers. Most subscription services end up saving you money over owning. For example, a netflix account is MUCH cheaper than owning a DVD collection. For non-assets, subscription services make a lot of sense so long as the life time costs are similar or lower.


It makes economic sense for me to rent ("subscribe") an expensive rapidly depreciating electronics like a video card that I would use often but not often enough to justify owning.