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    Microsoft gaming division revenue falls 21 per cent

    Predicts decline to continue in low/double digits ahead of Xbox Series X launch.
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    Re: Microsoft gaming division revenue falls 21 per cent

    I wonder if their own game pass has just been a way for people to negate a large cost of MS exclusive titles? Sign up for one month, play the game through and then unsub....or wether their is a larger decline in the XBox ecosystem?
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    Re: Microsoft gaming division revenue falls 21 per cent

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I wonder if their own game pass has just been a way for people to negate a large cost of MS exclusive titles? Sign up for one month, play the game through and then unsub....or wether their is a larger decline in the XBox ecosystem?
    Could also be the usual eb and flow when a new console is on the horizon.... most hardcore gamers will be fully aware of a new console 'coming soon'

    Also didn't MS have less releases over the Christmas period than usual?

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    Re: Microsoft gaming division revenue falls 21 per cent

    Take the lower figures with a pinch of salt... COD Modern Warfare 2019 has, reportedly, been the most played online game this whole console generation. Millions of gamer hours have been sucked up by this one title alone, hence the recent record-breaking number of concurrent Xbox gamers online.

    The huge success of COD 2019 has been a major factor in denting sales across other gaming titles & subscriptions over recent months (including MS GamePass), as gamers seek to team up with their friends and grind through the addictive online progression system.

    If I hadn't pre-paid my GamePass many months ahead, I might well have taken a break from the subscription service myself, to focus just on COD for a spell.

    The next generation of consoles will be arriving at an interesting time and with some interesting launch titles after Microsoft's big round of studio acquisitions.

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    Re: Microsoft gaming division revenue falls 21 per cent

    I've switched 99% of my game spending to just game pass (both PC and Xbox One S). Not interested in online - just playing through single player so its a bargain for me - there is always something new I want to play. I also don't feel guilty playing something for an hour and uninstalling. Microsoft are getting far more of my cash than before. Definitely more interested in a next gen xbox than I was.
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