In Redmond they certainly uncorked a few bottles of champagne when they communicated to their shareholders the record results that the Microsoft Gaming division has achieved in the first three months of 2022.
The Xbox team led by Phil Spencer has seen its revenues grow by 6% compared to the same period last year, thus recording the best Q1 in its history as well as my non-holiday quarter ever . In addition to earnings, the number of Xbox Game Pass subscribers also grew, although Microsoft has chosen not to communicate precise data on the matter.
“Coming to the end of a good week. MS earnings were a nice moment for Xbox, it’s always great to hear Amy and Satya talk about the progress. Followed by announce of the Xbox Bethesda showcase. I just want to say thank you for all the feedback and support, very much appreciated.”
In the wake of the excellent financial results, Microsoft also announced the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase , which immediately became the most anticipated event of the year, especially in the absence of E3. It will take place starting at 7:00 pm on June 12th and will offer Microsoft the opportunity to unleash its arsenal of projects from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda and Zenimax.