Microsoft Gives a Glimpse at Xbox Game Pass Revenue for the First Time. We are all aware that Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service is rather more successful but just how profitable is it really? On that matter, Microsoft tends to remain stubbornly tight-lipped, leaving the masses to guess how much revenue it’s pulling from subscriptions.
However. As a part of the upcoming Microsoft and Activision Blizzard merge, interesting information found it was out, giving us our first glimpse into the revenue of Microsoft’s Game Pass in ages.
Microsoft Gives a Glimpse at Xbox Game Pass Revenue for the First Time
Microsoft’s Xbox Game pass is now available on the Xbox Consoles as well as on PC, where it is simply called PC game Pass. Microsoft also might soon introduce Game pass friends and Family, which would allow multiple gamers to share the same account at a much cheaper price. This would undoubtedly, only serve to increase its game pass revenue, which is already pretty enormous according to this new information.
Xbox Game Pass is now available on the Xbox Consoles as well as a PC, where it’s quite simply called PC Game Pass. Microsoft might also soon introduce Game Pass Friends and family, which would allow multiple gamers to share the same account at a much cheaper price. This would, undoubtedly, only serve in other to increase its game pass revenue, which is already quite enormous according to the latest information.
From an Unexpected Source
The Microsoft and Activision Blizzard merger or more accurately, Microsoft’s acquisition of the company. Is seen as controversial by many. However, it has brought us one good thing: the figures for Microsoft’s Game pass revenue, all thanks to Brazil’s administrative council for Economic Defense (CADE). It happens to be an unexpected source, to be sure, but we come across one nevertheless.
As stated to Brazil’s CADE, Microsoft generated $2.9 billion from its console subscription business in 2021. This might not include the PC game pass, and it is quite hard for you to say whether it also covers the profits made from game sales made through the game pass or in-game microtransactions. In any situation, it is a huge amount, and it may amount to around 18% of Microsoft’s revenue for the same year, as first noted by EuroGamer.
Although Microsoft Does not talk about it a lot, TweakTown noted that the company also saw a much bigger increase in subscribers sometime during that period. Between August 2021 and March 2022, the total number of Xbox Game Pass subscribers went up from about 15 million to 18 million. Seeing as the growth and the revenue are quite large, we can hope that Microsoft will continue expanding the service in other to further compete with PlayStation’s own membership.