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Xbox Live grew to 64 million active users last quarter

Today, Microsoft hosted its latest earnings call where it discussed everything from its cloud business to gaming up until December 2018. Overall, the company brought in $32.5 billion in revenue, out of which $8.4 billion was net income. The gaming division is going strong, as the revenue grew by eight percent to $4.23 billion. This can mostly be attributed to strong third-party sales.

However, buried deep within the report were the latest Xbox Live figures. According to the company, Xbox Live active users grew to 64 million this last quarter, up eight percent. Keep in mind that active users represent those who used an Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows 10's Xbox integration. Dormant accounts are excluded from this count.

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It's great to see that Xbox Live is doing so well. For the past many months, it has struggled to pass the 60 million mark. A lot of this should be attributed to the Xbox One X and how it's quickly becoming the go-to place to play third-party games. Not only does it offer 4K visuals on the majority of supported titles, but it also offers better performance in many cases.

Unfortunately, there weren't any details provided about Xbox Game Pass and how it was doing. A few months ago, Executive Vice President of Gaming Phil Spencer said that the service already reached "millions of gamers." Hopefully, Microsoft will provide more details as the subscription service grows.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

16 Comments
  • A whole 64 users?? Wow! Haha 😁
  • Sorry about that, I was trying to insert a fancy “m” symbol which was in italics and it wasn’t compatible with the title section.
  • Headline. "Xbox Live grew to 64 active users last quarter" 😅 it needs a fix
  • Ummm, you are missing a "Million" in the title.
  • Should be more than 64 even in Japan.
  • I remember when all the non-xbox people were like "OMG you pay for online access! FOOL!" Now everyone has tried to copy it's success. Good job.
  • I haven't turned on my Xbox all last year and the subscription expired. I switched to PS4 on Xmas 2018.
  • Your point is?
  • I guess he's saying he's not one of the 64 million
  • He basically counts for nothing lol
  • That there are still things Microsoft could be doing to both retain, and gain, users.
  • Not disagreeing with your statement in itself, but he didn't say that though
  • And I haven't turned on my PS4 in at least a year and never had a PS subscription, but have always had an XBOX and XBOX live subscription since day one, what is your point?
  • Even an article for Xbox Live users eventually turns into an ad for the Xbox One X, stay classy Windows Central.
  • Nothing is wrong with that, if the link is an affiliate link, well good on them if they generate a sale from this article.
  • If you don't like it go somewhere else.