The CEO of Take-Two, Strauss Zelnick, made headlines a couple of weeks ago by suggesting Xbox Game Pass now boasted 30 million subscribers, although head of Xbox Phil Spencer was reluctant to confirm that statement at the time.
Since then, a couple of journalists with insider knowledge have shared what they've heard. VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb highlighted that it was below 23 million last quarter, but he didn't know the exact number, and now Windows Central editor Jez Corden has mentioned (via The Xbox Two podcast) that it's "closer to 30 than 20":
"I've heard it's between 25 and 30 [million]. I've been told it's closer to 30 than 20, put it that way."
Microsoft hasn't officially acknowledged Xbox Game Pass subscriber numbers since all the way back in January of 2021, at which time it was said to boast 18 million members. We're assuming Microsoft will remain quiet until that magical 30 million number is reached, which would be a major milestone if it could be achieved this year.
At the very least, it's definitely somewhere between 20 and 30 million, and it seems like it's nearing the latter.
How many subs do you think Xbox Game Pass has right now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.