Xbox Game Pass Adds 5 Million More Users in Under Six Months Growing to 15 Million in Total

Xbox Game Pass seems to be growing at a brisk pace and has now eclipsed 15 million users in total.

Back in April of this year, Microsoft announced that its Xbox Game Pass service had finally surpassed 10 million subscribers as a whole, which was a pretty big milestone for the program. That being said, in a little under six months, Xbox Game Pass has already grown by another 50-percent.

Announced in a press release today that detailed Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, it was stated that Xbox Game Pass has now topped 15 million subscribers as a whole. This means that since the 10 million mark was announced, another 5 million users have started subscribing to Xbox Game Pass within the last six months alone. That’s a pretty major rate of growth for the service overall, especially ahead of the arrival of the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles later this year.

This growth rate also continues to show why Xbox has doubled down on Game Pass over the past few months. In recency, Xbox has seemingly shown that it is focused more on selling potential users on the strength of Game Pass than it has focused on console sales alone. As such, the company has been able to provide a service that is quite different from its competitors in PlayStation and Nintendo.

Long term, you would expect that Microsoft has major plans for Xbox Game Pass to continue to grow at a pace like this, and when the company is snatching up beloved properties like The Elder ScrollsFallout, and DOOM, well, it surely makes it easier for consumers to buy-in to the program.

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Logan Moore

Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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