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A well-known gaming analyst has made an extreme prediction for Xbox Game Pass

A well-known gaming analyst has made an extreme prediction for Xbox Game Pass

A popular gaming industry analyst Michael Butcherwho works for Wedbush Securities, just made one Maximum Prediction of his future Xbox Game Pass. Specifically, Butcher believes the subscription base for the service is ready to sign up An increase of 500% over the next ten years. What does this mean; how Xbox Game Pass will exceed 200 million subscribers by 2034.

Pachter, known for publicly making ambitious predictions, explained his thoughts on the latest episode of his talk show The Pachter Factor. In more detail, after asking one of the viewers, he confirmed:

“In the next 10 years, I think we will reach 200 million subscribers. I would bet that with anyone. I promise I will pay. It will be 200 million in the next 10 years – they are committed to that.”

I don't think new subscribers have dried up. Come back and ask me the same question a year from now when they have Call of Duty there.”

For example, Xbox Game Pass currently has 34 million subscribers, according to the latest official numbers. For Butcher's predictions to come true, within 10 years Microsoft will have to secure an additional 166 million subscribers! In fact, the analyst's forecast is more ambitious than Microsoft itself. According to the American giant's internal estimates, which we learned through leaked documents from the legal battle with the Federal Trade Commission over the acquisition of Activision Blizzard King, Xbox Game Pass is expected to reach 110 million subscribers by 2030.

Pachter seems to believe Activision Blizzard games will be crucial to the service, and he urges those who question Microsoft's strategy to wait and see what impact adding Call of Duty to the catalog will have. In fact, the only game we've seen so far coming to Xbox Game Pass since the massive acquisition is Diablo IV, with Xbox rumored to be announcing the addition of the first Call of Duty titles to its service this summer. So it remains to be seen what the impact will be.

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