Xbox Game Pass Breaks Records with $1 Billion in Quarterly Revenue – Gamers Rejoice!

David Wolinsky

Microsoft revealed during its Q3 earnings call that its Xbox Game Pass service is bringing in an astonishing $1 billion dollars in revenue per quarter. Despite growing questions about its viability, Xbox Game Pass appears to be growing steadily. Xbox Game Pass subscriptions hover around 25 million, with the price starting at $10 for a separate PC and console subscription and up to $15 for the Ultimate plan, which includes both access and cloud gaming.

Questions have been raised about whether Xbox Game Pass is sustainable, given its continued growth, as well as the uncertainties that come with the gaming industry. Microsoft has, however, confirmed that it is playing conservatively with this model in mind. Xbox Game Pass offers upsell opportunities that Netflix and Spotify don’t have, including retail sales via discounts for titles leaving the service. While the Xbox console experience may be suffering with a 30% drop in year-over-year Xbox Series X|S hardware, according to Jez Corden at Windows Central, a new wave of handheld Windows-first PC hardware is on the way, starting with the ASUS ROG Ally, perfectly positioned for Game Pass use.

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