Microsoft has always kept a low profile when it comes to Xbox Game Pass revenue. Concrete numbers have now emerged via detours. According to them, business is great for Microsoft, even if Sony is further ahead in terms of market share.
Microsoft: Sales of billions with Xbox Game Pass
With the Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft probably has 2021 $2.9 billion taken, according to documentation. With a current currency conversion, that would be at least less than 3 billion euros. The figures only refer to sales on consoles, but not on PCs. Xbox Game Pass accounts for around 18 percent of total Xbox revenue.
Normally, Microsoft does not provide any information on sales with the Xbox Game Pass, but only announces the number of subscribers from time to time. However, documents now published by the Brazilian competition authority CADE allow a first insight. Microsoft needed the CADE as part of the Activision acquisition seem to give specific numbers (source: Brad Sims on YouTube).
The sum of 2.9 billion US dollars for 2021 is remarkable. In the documents, Microsoft talks about having a Market share of 30 to 40 percent would own. Sony assumes 40 to 50 percent, but does not name any sales. Nintendo states a market share of 10 to 20 percent with sales of 932 million US dollars. EA speaks of up to 10 percent and an annual turnover of 356 million US dollars.
This is how the game subscriptions compare:
Xbox Game Pass for 9.99 euros per month
The Xbox subscription with hundreds of games is for 9.99 euros to get per month. With the PC variant, customers receive access for 1 euro each for the first three months, only then are 9.99 euros due.
The offers even more Ultimate variant of Xbox Game Pass, which is available for EUR 12.99 per month. This includes, among other things, Xbox Live Gold, which costs EUR 6.99 a month separately. A family pass is also planned.