Xbox Game Pass now has 18 million subscribers, up 20% from the fall, Microsoft announced during a call with investors today. It also said it sold more Xbox Series X/S’s than during the first month of any other console launch. The company still won’t release specific numbers though.
I think it was someone on this site who theorized that Microsoft doesn’t actually care about Xbox sales that much. All they want is to push Game Pass and the Xbox is no more than a vehicle for that. They’re losing money on every piece of hardware, but their subscription model is where the profits are.
With the awesome support for Game Pass I can totally see that being true.