Recently, Microsoft announced a number of new improvements to Xbox Game Pass. Aside from the general availability of the Xbox Game Pass app, the company unveiled some upcoming additions to the catalog. Some blockbusters and smaller experiences are joining the service very soon.
Since the service launched, many gamers have been asking Microsoft how many subscribers it has. While usually the company doesn't comment on sales figures, during an interview between Head of Xbox Phil Spencer and LevelUp, he revealed a general count. There are "millions of subscribers" today. You can read the quote compiled by WCCFtech below.
I think it's about choice for gamers. We are seeing incredible growth with Xbox Game Pass, we have millions of subscribers today. But also, every game that is in Xbox Game Pass, you can buy that game. I love the idea that if you want to go build your library of games through purchasing games, that's a great thing and it's incredibly healthy and growing right now, game sales. If you want to go build your library through the monthly subscription, I think that's also a great way and I love the fact that as a gamer you have that choice on our platform. The thing that I love though, about what's happening in Xbox Game Pass, is that people in Xbox Game Pass are playing more games than they did before they were Xbox Game Pass subscribers. They're playing genres of games that they didn't play before, because it's easy to try them out.
It's great to see that Xbox Game Pass is doing so well. Hopefully the trend will continue in the future as more high-profile titles join the service.
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