The claim was made by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call on Wednesday.
“In content we are delivering differentiated first and third-party content to attract and retain gamers,” he said. “Xbox Series X will launch this fall with the largest launch line-up for any console ever.”
Nadella didn’t comment further on the console’s launch line-up, but he may have been referring to both new games and older titles that will be playable on the next-gen console at launch via backwards compatibility.
Microsoft said in May that Xbox Series X already plays thousands of games thanks to its backwards compatibility support.
Nadella also said Xbox Game Pass “is seeing record subscriber growth across both console and PC” and that there are now “nearly 100 million Xbox Live players around the world”.
He added: “It was simply a breakthrough quarter for gaming. We saw record engagement and monetisation led by strength on and off console as people everywhere turned to gaming to connect, socialise and play with others.”
Microsoft’s fourth quarter gaming revenue was up $1.3 billion or 64%, driven by the performance of Xbox content and services.
Xbox content and services revenue grew $1.2 billion or 65%, while Xbox hardware revenue jumped 49%, driven by an increase in console sales.
Microsoft will hold an Xbox Series X games showcase on July 23.