As the vast majority of you know, for a few months, several regulators from different parts of the world have been reviewing the pharaonic millimeter acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft. For the purchase to be approved in different countries, regulators have had to collect different data, figures and even expert opinions to determine whether or not the mega-merger is good for consumers and the video game market.
Some regulators like Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) have already approved the merger, publishing a document outlining the thought process around the approval, including a ton of data, such as the money Microsoft earns with Xbox Game Pass (tweaktown).
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Revealed the money that Microsoft earns with Xbox Game Pass
A specific figure has revealed the money that Microsoft earns with Xbox Game Pass on consoles. According to the data, Xbox Game Pass generated $2.9 billion from consoles in 2021. According to publicly available data from Microsoft, Xbox games generated a total of $16.28 billion over the past year.
This means that Xbox Game Pass accounted for approximately 18% of Microsoft’s total annual Xbox revenue ($16.28 billion) and nearly 30% of its games and services revenue ($12.581 billion) during 2021.
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