The Xbox Game Pass pays very big, the numbers dizzying

The Xbox Game Pass has established itself as one of the best good plans in video games. However, it is not only for the players that this is advantageous. The Brazilian regulator which recently approved the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard has just released some interesting information: how much the service brings in Microsoft. Spoiler alert: a lot.

Xbox Game Pass is raining billions

Microsoft wins big with Xbox Game Pass. With more than 25 million subscribers to the latest news, the service continues to grow. Between upcoming exclusives, day one releases and regularly added nuggets, it has it all. Was it a winning bet financially for the Redmond firm? Clearly. The Brazilian competition authority reveals that Microsoft would have earned no less than 2.9 billion dollars in 2021 just with the Xbox Game Pass. Understand by this that these colossal revenues only include those of the service on consoles, and not on PC, which is also very popular.

Xbox Game Pass revenue

In all, this represents no less than 18% of Xbox’s revenue for the year. The brand’s games have brought in $ 12 billion in 2021. One does not cannibalize the other. To fully understand the scale of Xbox Game Pass, the regulator sheds light on the revenues of competing services. Nintendo would therefore have earned just over 936 million dollars with its online services, against 356 million with EA Play. As for PS Plus and PS Now, they brought in $3.6 billion in 2021, or 15% of Sony’s results for the year. A figure that should increase this year since the subscription formulas have completely changed in 2022. It remains to be seen what the proportion of the Game Pass PC is to really compare Sony’s figures with those of Microsoft. One thing is certain, the service is attracting more and more players.

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