Microsoft says Xbox monthly active users hit a record 120 million

Xbox reportedly attracted a record 120 million monthly active users during the quarter ending in December 2022.

During Microsoft’s second quarter earnings call on Tuesday, CEO Satya Nadella also claimed Xbox saw “new highs for Game Pass” during the quarter.

“In gaming, we continued to pursue our ambition to give players more choice, to play great games wherever, whenever and however they want,” he said.

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“We saw new highs for Game Pass subscriptions, game streaming hours and monthly active devices. And monthly active users surpassed a record 120 million during the quarter.

“We continue to invest to add value to Game Pass,” Nadella continued. “This quarter we partnered with Riot Games to make the company’s PC and mobile games, along with premium content, available to subscribers.

“And finally, we are energized by our upcoming line-up of triple-A launches including exciting new titles from ZeniMax and Xbox Game Studios, and we’ll be sharing details and gameplay at our showcase tomorrow.”

Microsoft announced earlier on Tuesday that gaming revenue generated by its Xbox division during the three months ending in December 2022 declined by 13% year-over-year.

During a product showcase on Wednesday, Microsoft is expected to announce release dates for several highly anticipated Xbox games including Redfall and Forza Motorsport.