Xbox Game Pass Subscriber Grew 37% Last Fiscal Year Missing Microsoft's Target - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 November 2021 / 2,214 Views
Xbox Game Pass for the fiscal year saw growth of 37.48 percent, while Microsoft had a target of 47.79 percent. It should be noted Microsoft's target was set before Halo Infinite was delayed from 2020 to 2021.
For the previous fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, Xbox Game Pass subscriber count grew 85.75 percent beating Microsoft's target of 71 percent.
The subscriber growth target is tied to Microsoft executive's stock compensation. "For competitive reasons, targets and results are expressed in terms of year over year growth," reads Microsoft filing.
The last official Xbox Game Pass figure was over 18 million as of January 2021.
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