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Descenders Sales Have Increased Five Times Since Coming to Xbox Game Pass

Descenders Sales Have Increased Five Times Since Coming to Xbox Game Pass - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2020 / 2,297 Views

Xbox Game Pass is not just a success for Microsoft, with its over 10 million subscribers, but is also a success for developers. 

No More Robots' Mike Rose, the company that published Descenders, announced sales for the game have skyrocketed since it came to Xbox Game Pass. The game is now selling around five times more units every week than it was before it was released on Xbox Game Pass and total sales for the game on Xbox One have tripled. 

No More Robots has signed a new deal with Xbox Game Pass for the game, so expect the game to be available on the subscription service for a lot longer.

"I cannot stress how incredible Xbox Game Pass has ended up being for Descenders," said Rose. "It's elevated the game to heights we couldn't have imagined We also just signed a new Game Pass deal for the game, so it's gonna be in Game Pass for a looong time to come.

"If I take the month before we went into Game Pass, and compared it to sales of the game last week, we're now selling around 5 times as many units each week as pre-Game Pass, on a weekly basis Since we went into Game Pass, our total Xbox sales have TRIPLED."

Descenders Sales Have Increased Five Times Since Coming to Xbox Game Pass

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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shikamaru317 (on 29 June 2020)

This is great to hear. Hopefully this will convince more 3rd party devs to put their games on the service, and sooner after release.

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Soonerman (on 29 June 2020)

I played Nier Automata for the first time on Game Pass and I knew this was a keeper so I bought it. I think a good number of people think the same way.

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DonFerrari (on 29 June 2020)

Congrats, great news, numbers would be even better.

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Mr Puggsly DonFerrari (on 29 June 2020)

The actual sales numbers would be anecdotal. All we know for certain is an obscure game will get significantly more attention on Gamepass, that will also help sales if its really good. I also believe the word of mouth helps sales on other platforms.

This isn't the first small studio that said their game thrived on Gamepass either.

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DonFerrari DonFerrari (on 29 June 2020)

I know, we have heard good from small devs and their experience on GP. Did we have heard from big games that aren't from MS?

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Mr Puggsly DonFerrari (on 29 June 2020)

A big game already gets attention. For many, Descenders was just lost in obscurity. So its unlikely a big game would see the same increase in sales.

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DonFerrari DonFerrari (on 29 June 2020)

Yes I know PS+, Gold and now GP gives attention to some titles that wouldn't be know otherwise. But we heard (no direct numbers) that some MS games have increased sales after being on GP, was curious if any 3rd party for big game have said anything as well.

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hunter_alien (on 30 June 2020)

Good news, both for gamepass as a driving force for sales, and the game itself, as it looks pretty neet :-)

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Bandorr (on 29 June 2020)

By selling do they mean people actually buying the game through game pass - even though they get to play it for free on game pass?

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DonFerrari Bandorr (on 29 June 2020)

I believe it is sales, since they even give that it improved 3x on Xone and 5x total.

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