Microsoft has revealed how much money it has made from the service in 2021 - Nerd4.life


Within the documents relating to the famous antitrust investigations into the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, a reference to the Microsoft’s revenues from Xbox Game Passperhaps the first precise document on this aspect of the service of the Redmond house, relating to the 2021.

TweakTown found a very interesting reference to the performance of Xbox Game Pass, which can be seen in the slide below.

Xbox Game Pass, table with revenues in the year 2021

Xbox Game Pass, table with revenues in the year 2021

Based on what can be seen in the table, it seems that Xbox Game Pass has generated in 2021 $ 2.9 billion for Microsoft, for console service only.

The table, once again, serves to demonstrate how Microsoft is far from a monopoly position in the video game market, but the numbers related to Xbox Game Pass still demonstrate how the service provides significant financial support to the company. The data would seem to concern, in this case, exclusively the revenues related to subscriptionstherefore, purchases of games, DLCs and various micro-transactions within it would be excluded.

By subscription only, in 2021 Microsoft obtained $ 2.9 billion from Xbox Game Pass and the table, according to what is written above, should only relate to the console version of the subscription. Considering that the Xbox division generated $ 16.28 billion in the year 2021, it means that Xbox Game Pass as a subscription contributes approximately 20% to total income.

Considering the progressive growth of the subscribed user base, which reached 25 million subscribers last January, the number of revenues should also be higher in the year 2022, waiting to see what happens with the possible acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

It should be noted that for the Nintendo Switch Online service there is talk of 932 million dollars obtained in 2021, while the specific data is not present as far as the Sony PlayStation Plusbut it is estimated that it covers between 40 and 50% of the market shares for the specific segment of subscription services, therefore it could be between 3.5 and 4 billion dollars in the year 2021.



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