Starfield overcame the mark of 11 million players; A record has been set for the number of Game Pass on the day of launch
Microsoft holds a financial conference for investors and analysts dedicated to the first quarter of the 2024 financial year, and General Director of Satya Nadella and financial director Amy Hood discussed the results of the Xbox business.
During a direct broadcast, Oddalel spoke about the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, expressing the joy that the company finally closed. He also mentioned that in this quarter the Xbox Game Pass set a record for the number of hours played for one subscriber.
We were glad to complete the Activision Blizzard King transaction this month. Together we will promote our goal – to provide players with excellent games everywhere, at any end point. Already with Game Pass, we define in a new way how the games spread, play and find them. In this quarter, we set a record for the number of hours played for one subscriber.
Valela added that the number of users who played in Starfield is now exceeding 11 million, and almost half of the hours have been played on a PC. In addition, on the day of launch, the game attracted a large number of Game Pass subscriptions.
In this quarter, we released Starfield and gained wide recognition. To date, more than 11 million people played the game. Almost half of the hours was played on a PC, and on the day of launch we set a record for the number of Game Pass subscriptions added in one day.
In the conclusion, Valel once again mentioned the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, promising one of “the most powerful festive Microsoft lines in history“.
Now 300 million copies of Minecraft have been sold, and with Activision Blizzard King, we have significantly expanded our portfolio of content. We will have franchises worth more than $ 13 billion – from Candy Crush, Diablo and Halo to Warcraft, Elder Scrolls and GEARS of War. And we are looking forward to one of our most powerful festive rulers in history, including new games, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Forza Motorsport.
In the course of her speech, Hud spoke in more detail about the declared financial results, noting that the positive result with the revenue from the games (which increased by 9% in annual calculus) was due to “the best than expected»The increase in the number of Xbox Game Pass subscribers, as well as third -party content”First of all due to Starfield launch“.