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Summary of all Gamepass Subs data (2017-2022)

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The leaks have given us a clear picture of GP subs from 2017-22, revenue for GP and also the GP Xbox and PC split.

Here are the known slides giving us a clear breakdown:

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This thread gives us the data points from the second graph:

The rest of the data is calculated using data found through other documents. I've included a source for each further data point.

I reckon a good estimate pre-Starfiled is 27-8M (22-3M Xbox, 5M PC). I also estimated SF gave a sub increase of 1-1.5M in its first Q, so ~30M seems right.

This does not include MSFT's recent naming change of Gold -> GP core. As of Apr 22 there were 11.7M Gold vs 21.9M Xbox GP.

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Source/CalculationYearMonthGP total subsPC GP subs
Announcement2020March10.00
2020April
PX11102020May12.401.30
KPI (court case)2020June14.20
2020July
2020August
Announcement2020September15.00
2020October
2020November
2020December
Announcement2021January18.00
2021February
Bethesda closed,PX10222021March19.401.18
PX1240 + PC2021April18.70
2021May
KPI (court case)2021June19.52
2021July
2021August
2021September
2021October
2021November
2021December
Announcement2022January25.90
2022February
PX10222022March24.003.30
PX1240 + PC2022April25.20
2022May
KPI (court case)2022June25.00
2022July
2022August
PS deposition, 159% YoY Q1 23 PC GP2022September25.00
2022October
2022November
2022December
2023January
2023February
46% YoY MAU PC GP2023March4.80
2023April
2023May
PS deposition2023June
32M goal
 
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Looks like growth flatlined in 2022. Curious to see if growth resumed any in the past 12 months.

If it still hasn't grown any, it doesn't surprise me. There's an upper limit for GP on Xbox, that being the install base of current Xbox One & Xbox Series owners & users. There's only so many people that own and use those systems that are willing and able to pay for the subscription service. At some point, growth for GP is going to have to come almost entirely from PC gamers, but they're a relatively small portion of GP subs as of last count.
 
Looks like growth flatlined in 2022. Curious to see if growth resumed any in the past 12 months.

If it still hasn't grown any, it doesn't surprise me. There's an upper limit for GP on Xbox, that being the install base of current Xbox One & Xbox Series owners & users. There's only so many people that own and use those systems that are willing and able to pay for the subscription service. At some point, growth for GP is going to have to come almost entirely from PC gamers, but they're a relatively small portion of GP subs as of last count.
Copied from @Vault-Tec:

September 2020: 15M subscribers
Q1 2021 "continued momentum"
Q2 2021: growth
January 2021: 18M subscribers
Q3 2021: growth
Q4 2021: growth
Q1 2022: growth
Q2 2022: growth
January 2022: 25M subscribers
Q3 2022: growth
Q4 2022: growth
Q1 2023: growth
October 2022: PC Game Pass +159% YoY
Q2 2023: growth ("new highs")
Q3 2023: growth
April 2023: +40 countries for PC Game Pass (86 overall)
Q4 2023: growth
Q1 2024: growth

This is from the official Microsoft earnings reports.
 
Do we have data on prior Xbox Live/Gold subscriptions back in Xbox 360/Xbox One days?

I'd be curious to see the difference in Xbox consumers' subscriptions from back then to the current gen.
 
Copied from @Vault-Tec:

September 2020: 15M subscribers
Q1 2021 "continued momentum"
Q2 2021: growth
January 2021: 18M subscribers
Q3 2021: growth
Q4 2021: growth
Q1 2022: growth
Q2 2022: growth
January 2022: 25M subscribers
Q3 2022: growth
Q4 2022: growth
Q1 2023: growth
October 2022: PC Game Pass +159% YoY
Q2 2023: growth ("new highs")
Q3 2023: growth
April 2023: +40 countries for PC Game Pass (86 overall)
Q4 2023: growth
Q1 2024: growth

This is from the official Microsoft earnings reports.

This can be quite misleading. This is YoY comparisons and may even be revenue based (rather than number of subs). So if an entire year was flat, then you wouldn't see it in the YoY comparisons till next year.

We already know from court testimony that GamePass had 0 growth (considering PC GP grew, this could even suggest Xbox GP declined) from Jan 2022 to Sept 2022

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Do we have data on prior Xbox Live/Gold subscriptions back in Xbox 360/Xbox One days?

I'd be curious to see the difference in Xbox consumers' subscriptions from back then to the current gen.

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Before MSFT started including PC, mobile, MC MAU, Xbox console was reaching 65M MAU.
From the leaked docs, Apr 2022 was 51.3M

Can't find much on XBL Gold numbers
 
Copied from @Vault-Tec:

September 2020: 15M subscribers
Q1 2021 "continued momentum"
Q2 2021: growth
January 2021: 18M subscribers
Q3 2021: growth
Q4 2021: growth
Q1 2022: growth
Q2 2022: growth
January 2022: 25M subscribers
Q3 2022: growth
Q4 2022: growth
Q1 2023: growth
October 2022: PC Game Pass +159% YoY
Q2 2023: growth ("new highs")
Q3 2023: growth
April 2023: +40 countries for PC Game Pass (86 overall)
Q4 2023: growth
Q1 2024: growth

This is from the official Microsoft earnings reports.
There was also that LinkedIn leak a month ago of over 30 million IIRC.
 
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