Microsoft FY13: Xbox division up 8% for Q4, 6% full-year

VG247:Microsoft announced its full year and Q4 fiscal year 2013 results today, and the firm reported Q4 revenues of $19.9 billion for the period ending June 30, 2013. Full year revenue came in at $77.85 billion.

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GameCents1704d ago

I wish they'd give us more core exclusives but their successes without exclusives for the X360 isn't much motivation now is it?

Still, well done. I've thoroughly enjoyed this generation having owned and played a hundred games and with more still to come in the form of Project Spark and the games with gold program I can honestly say my Xbox 360 has served me well.

Good job Microsoft, but there's plenty of room for improvement.

FrigidDARKNESS1704d ago

With all the backlash they received this generation for the lacl of exclusive titles. The next generation is going to be very different and will be more exciting for xbox one owners.

GameCents1704d ago

I disagree. That backlash came from hardcore gamers and unfortunately didn't have any financial consequences which we all know is the language of all big companies.
The backlash was there and it was very justified but too few people actually did anything about it that would impact MS in such a way that they'd change their stance. I myself got sick of it and bought myself a ps3 last year when I got tired of waiting for core exclusives on par with SONY's offerings.
Unfortunately Xbox Live is still a major feather in the 360's cap and despite PS3 offering free MP and better and more games, I still find myself pouring hundreds of hours on 360 versions of multiplats online. Coupled with my love for the 360 controller, MS have got me hooked inspite of my own protests

LOGICWINS1704d ago

^^What does Sony or Playstation have to do with this article/discussion?

georgeenoob1704d ago (Edited 1704d ago )

Many people are forgetting BlackTusk's unannounced game, said to be the new face for Xbox like Halo and Gears.

True_Samurai1704d ago

^^ Microsoft Osaka also george

GameCents1704d ago

^^What does Sony or Playstation have to do with this article/discussion?

I didn't mean to cause any trouble. I was just indicating that despite xbox having less exclusives than ps3, it because very successful and any good company will want to stick with a successful business model.

I was simply putting up my own experience as an example of why I don't believe MS have learned from the backlash from the hardcore gamers because even though I myself bought a ps3 (again, my example, not making this about SONY) I still buy and play primarily for and on the 360

I apologise for dragging sony into this but when on the subject of exclusives (which was my topic) it would be remiss to not mention the competition.
THIS IS NOT A PS4 VS XBOX ONE comment and I apologise yet again if it came off that way. My previous comments on The One(post 180) will vouch for where I stand on it. *spoiler* I'm crazy excited.

DA_SHREDDER1704d ago (Edited 1704d ago )

They are lucky they have Halo, Forza, and Dance Central. They are also lucky third parties bite every time they whip out their wallet.

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LOGICWINS1704d ago

The One isn't even out yet and Project Spark, Quantum Break, Halo 5, and Dead Rising 3 have already been announced...with more announcements coming later in the year.

In terms of core exclusives, Microsoft has been delivering in spades.

Minato-Namikaze1704d ago

But can they sustain it is the question. Long term will MS still continue to push true exclusives like they are now? I for one am gonna wait 3-4 years to see what they do.

GameCents1704d ago

I'll always be the first to admit, MS won the games battle at E3, no question about it and the X ONE is my console of choice at launch because of the games they showed. However history is a good indicator of future behaviour. The 360 also started out with exclusives and core support from MS.
I had come from owning a PS2 when I upgraded to a 360 because the PS3 was not financially viable for me at the time. The games MS released took the sting out of not being able to own a ps3 at first and eventually I grew to just LOVE my Xbox.
Then somewhere along the road they decided they'd hooked enough of us core gamers and would now focus on trying to reel in the casuals. You cannot deny it, that is exactly what they did.

Core games from MS started to come less frequently and at one point they released 17 Kinect exclusives in one year and about a quarter of that for core gamers.
I remain optimistic that that won't happen this gen but I'm not going to be naive about it.
Why even buy the X1 if I'm so worried they'll go back to their old ways you say? I'll give you 5 reasons.
1-5. Forza Motorsport 5. Nuff said.

Oh yeah and Quantum Break.

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Electric-flamingo1704d ago

Dude, don't apologize. Most people realized what you were trying to say.

GameCents1704d ago

Thank you. I love the Xbox brand. It is my favourite gaming brand at the moment but I do want to see improvements.
At the same time I cannot help but be compelled by the games to buy an Xbox One.
As a lover of games, I can't not have Forza 5 or Project Spark or Quantum Break. I just can't. So future worries be damned because right now, The One has got the games I want.

Back on topic, well done Microsoft and Xbox, I hope you continue to strive with a new captain at the helm. Julie, do us proud.

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FrigidDARKNESS1704d ago

Very nice awesome news...The games Division is financially stable.

DiRtY1704d ago

Well... it is since 2008. It has been profitable since then.

xReDeMpTiOnx1704d ago

That's good news for Microsoft but that's crazy that they released very few exclusives and still were up.

I won't be getting an x1 for awhile because of the history of Microsoft. They may start out well with games but they forget about core gamers in the years to come.

Not to mention about 11-13 of the 15 exclusive they themself a said that would be coming out the first launch year have already been announced so that really only leaves a handful for the rest
Of the year :/

Electric-flamingo1704d ago (Edited 1704d ago )

Is that your expert opinion?
Come to this article to complain?

You troll constantly. No one really gives a crap what you say. Yor a joke. A Whitney brat on a no-name website.

Neoninja1704d ago

Flamingo you should probably edit some of that so you don't get marked for bad language.

xReDeMpTiOnx1704d ago (Edited 1704d ago )

I wasent trolling at all ur just ignorant.

I was simply stating facts not opinions.

How do I troll constantly? Please enlighten me.

Fanboys have to many things up their bum real talk

First line was me stating that's good for Microsoft.

Gahhh fanboys will never change why waste my time. Duces

FrigidDARKNESS1704d ago

Keep in mind they invested close to a billion dollars in cloud technology and infrasyructure. There will be large scale games shooters and rpg made exclusively for that.

xReDeMpTiOnx1704d ago

Lets just wait and see how that plays out cloud is still very picky and spoty. Once everything is set in stone I don't doubt Microsoft cloud will be great but I'm withholding judgment until things actually unfold.

Electric-flamingo1704d ago

Ok, before I show you why your a troll. Are you stating that you NEVER troll?

DiRtY1704d ago

I can't believe they improved over last year with all the R&D for the Xbox One. Well done.

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