Xbox Game Pass growth slows as Microsoft misses target

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

Subscription service only grew by 37% during fiscal year, compared to target of 48% and previous year of 86%

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The growth of Xbox Game Pass appears to be slowing as it is emerges that Microsoft didn’t attract as many new subscribers as it planned to in the previous fiscal year.

A financial filing, spotted by Axios, shows that for FY2021 (12 months ended June 30, 2021) Microsoft aimed to grow Game Pass’ subscriber base by 47.79%. But the growth achieved was 37.48%.

By comparison, in FY2020 — when the Game Pass growth metric seems to have first been

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