Videogaming247 writes: According to this AFP report, Microsoft's reported first quarter financials that show the company's Xbox division's sales have risen sharply year-on-year.
lol it sure has risen up
sales have dropped compared to last year MS sold 298k ,270k and 270k last JAN,FEB and MARCH in USA in 2007 They sold 230k, 259k and 265k this JAN,FEB and MARCH in 2008 so is there a rise?? That 19 million is the shipment figures sales in eu is ----you know very well so you do the math. Has it risen or fallen
Jeez, do these guys ever go to read the earnings report? Some of these bloggers/writers are so freaking dumb it baffles me. Or its easy for me to read this stuff (since I read financial reports for work). From MS' earnings "Entertainment and Devices revenue for the quarter grew 68% over the comparable period last year driven by robust demand for Xbox 360 consoles. Cumulative console sales surpassed 19 million during the quarter, up 74% from a year ago. Server and Tools revenue growth of 18% added to its string of consecutive double-digit revenue growth quarters, which now stands at 23." http://www.microsoft.com/ms... So, revenue for the whole department is up 68% from last year. This includes everything, not just the 360 console sales. E&D at MS is fairly large, including Zune etc. I believe. Too late and lazy to go look it up. Now, if you read the second part, it sales total cumulate sales have increased 74% from one year ago. which means they did not double their total worldwide sales from a year a go. They sold 74% of whatever they had this time last year.
Ok, did some more digging. This is from their earnings report from last quarter: "Microsoft rolled out new consumer focused offerings during the quarter such as Windows Home Server, new versions of the Zune media player and the next generation of Windows Live Online Services. Exiting the calendar year, the life to date sales of Xbox 360 consoles reached 17.7 million units, representing a 70% increase from the prior year." http://www.microsoft.com/ms... With 17.7M last quarter, we can assume a couple things. First, they sold at least 1.3M, that would make it 19M. Second, we can assume they sold up to 2.3M units, that would make it 19.999999M. I am going further, I think if they went above 19.5 they would have said it like last quarter, instead of just saying "exceeded 19 million." So I will assume it is closer to 19 million, but definitely above 19M and below 19.5 (closer to 19 for me). So I will go out on a limb and say, MS sold between 1.3M and 1.8M for the quarter.If they sold 1.9M, I would think they would have said "cumulative total lifetime sales exceeded 19.5M" See how easy that was, took me 5 effing minutes. Lazy websites.
I got nothing...ugh this is why I never comment on sales articles
lol u still got a disagree just for tryin
...by the time I was reading these. Oh wait I'm gonna disagree with myself cuz in the time it took to type this I'm sure you got one or two more "disagrees"
you think the sales will get any higher?
are you being sarcastic? WAAAAA!!!!
MS sold 230k x360s in JAN they sold 298K last JAN MS sold 230k and 260k this FEB and MARCH in USA they sold 290k and 270K last FEB and MARCH Typical MS ..they are reporting their shipment figures 2/3million x360s are sitting on shelves..no one likes/purchases them
@sammy_mantra How many accounts do you have? the sales are up because they shipped more in the last 3 months of this year than they did last year.
The hardware has gotten cheaper and also the games library has increased = more hardware and software sold. The casual crowd most likely isn't willing to pay $350+ for a console.
prepared to pay a console that gonna flame your house right?
Didn't they have a shortage? How can they have an increase if apparently they've been selling less the last couple months?
You do realize there is a small chance that any electronic device can cause a fire, don't you? No more stove, toaster oven, etc. I guess we should all live in caves just to be safe. And if you are referring to the faulty harware. I highly doubt the GPU coming dislodged from the CPU is grounds for a fire. Not to mention there are various appliances that get much hotter than a console.
Times are looking good for the gaming community
It took until March of last year for retailers to sell through the massive stacks of unsold 360s that Microsoft stuffed the channels to make their silly PR bogus claim of '10 million sold'. The fact that Microsoft is only able to claim a 68 percent rise from last year where they were effectively not shipping any new console to retailers for months...
they shipped 500k last years and 1.3 million this year. they lost over 300 million last year and made 89 million this year? so hows that a bad thing? oh yes they also had supply problems.
^^^ because some people can't help but hate something they don't own. *shrug*
^ That's the truth.
The 360 does have hardware failure problems, sure. But that doesn't mean that the game system itself isn't absolutely awesome. Xbox Live is something that a lot of people bash for being $50 a year, but I'll gladly pay it for the experience that the PSN can not offer. Please don't flame guys, I have a PS3 also, and it is a great system too in its own ways. Gears of War, and Halo 3 both fuel the 360s sales, and then you have multiplatform games such as COD4, and GTA4 that spur sales even more than the PS3 versions because the 360 version has perks that the PS3 version doesn't, ie DLC and the Xbox Live experience. With that said, I expect the PS3 and 360 to have phenomenal sales this quarter thanks to GTA4. I would say that worldwide the 360 version will outsell the PS3 version by leaps and bounds, but that is due to N. America (largest gaming market)preferring the 360 to the PS3, and the rest of the world, aka MS and America haters, will buy the competitor's product. It doesn't matter if the PS3 outsells the 360 in australia - they have the population of Chicago. Same goes for the U.K.
i dunno about leaps and bounds, mate.
(Dragon) is sweat the 360, yet act like you're neutral. I smell a fake.
Ermmmmmm Sales Went Up Wen Theyve Got A Shortage?????? :S
hell yea, everybody wants a 360
do I? HAAAAAIIILLL NO!!! WAAAAAA!!!!!
no one wants a defective TRASH BOX 3 FIX ME MS sold around 17 millin units. That 19 million is the shipment figures also sales of x3fix me dropped this year MS sold 230k x360s in JAN they sold 298K last JAN MS sold 230k and 260k this FEB and MARCH in USA
This is an experiment to see how many rabid fanboys are on this site: "The Xbox 360 is a good game system with many great games." I can't beleive how many idiots disagree with simple facts on this PS biased site. It is absolutely unbelieveable. If the 360 version of GTA4 doesn't outsell the PS3 version overall, I will never come back to this site. But, I bet I'll be back ;). Hopes and dreams won't save the day. Xbox live and exclusive DLC will really hurt the PS3's sales overall.
Ive been sayin it for the past few months now, this site is strictly run by PS biased fanboys, 24/7. so they can praise their PS3 and basically put down the 360 for everything its good at. "You have to pay for crappy online service while we have dedicated servers and its free" "I wonder how many houses are on fire because of 360s RRODing" "How can you guys play HD games when you dont have Blu-Ray" I mean seriosuly. Yes Xbox 360 has had its downs, primarily systems failure, but thats it. They made one of the best controllers out there, 1st try (Unlike Sony who waited 1.5years later to make one), their XBL service which has undoubtedly been the best gaming online experience since 2001 to date(for gaming consoles, not pc). and all of its games, all of its exclusives, and all/most of the multiplatform games have all sold better on 360. I mean I cant believe all this hate its been given on this site for the past 8months. And i dont know but im beginning to believe that these PS fanboys have nothing to play on their PS3s so they just come on here and bash people for liking 360. I dont get it. HAHA i love this phrase from the guidelines: "This section is heavily moderated by N4G staff, so leave your fanboyism at the door please". you gotta laugh at that, cause all i ever read about in the comments is how PS3 kicks 360s ass this and PS3 is wayy better than 360 that.
This site is over run with Ps extremists. Some more under cover then others. Its a shame as there are some true gamers on this site(Meus,Marcele,DARK WITNESS etc etc) that post really interesting comments but they are time consuming to find due to the "PSFTW" "RROD" "DVD9FTL" etc etc comments. I think anyone with any of the other systems knows why the ps3 guys over run this site. it is because like you said they do not have that many games to play with unchartered and rac the only stella exc imo. i bet any one with the other systems uses their 360 currently far more than there ps3. I myself own the wii/360 and can say whole heartedly say that im so glad i made that decision. Just started playing eternal sonata(£18),Colin mcrae:DIRT(£18),mario kart(£35 with wheel) and still playing though Mass effect.Cheaper to game on the 360 then ps3 over here in the uk due to Br disc prices there are also a lot more special offers/sales on 360 games due to it being more mass market at the mo. Just downloaded Beowulf HD to watch and have a catalogue of games For both systems to keep me busy when i wanna change it up. Blue ray is a nice addition to have with the Ps3 but its the games and online services that make me switch on my games consoles.Mario kart is AWESOME online. So fast to get into a race with people from all over the world. online competitions thrown in as well it so far is the most fun i have had with a racing game and i own pretty much all of them. Still don't know whether i gonna play beyond in June as Mgs4 although it should be amazing is one game and £300 is alot to pay for one game may wait till the end of the year. I dont know i just cant bring myself to part with my money as i dont feel completely compelled to purchase one yet. My other consoles are just doing to much of a great job so far. Im just out of uni so money is tight.
Complaining only about the PS3 fanboys. And while i do agree that the site is more full of Sony fanboys than 360 fanboys nowadays, that wasnt always so. I dont remember hearing youse complain in 2005, 2006 & 2007, when the site was overrun by 360 fanboys. If you people wanna hear just great 360 sh!t, then go to other websites (gods knows there are a lot of them!). Otherwise stop complaining about PS3 fanboys, just cuz youse are obviously 360 fanboys.
But the entire Entertainment and Devices division (including Xbox 360) was 14.45 billion in comparison to the 14.4 billion same quarter last year. That's A LOT of paper, but their profit was actually down 11%. Things aren't as rosy as they'd like you to believe.
Very true, but this article is talking about Xbox 360 sales, not the entire MS entertainment division. You can spin it however you want, and so can they.
No spin man. Fact. What do Mustang sales matter to Ford, if the entire sports/muscle division, quarter after quarter, loses money? C'mon... @ReBurn Per your Gamespot link: "Overall, Microsoft beat analyst expectations, despite a sizable drop in profits. The January-March period saw it earn $4.39 billion on $14.5 billion in revenue, ****down 11 percent from the same period in 2007****. Earnings were hurt by a $1.42 billion fine levied on the company by the European Union and helped by an 18 percent rise in server and tools division revenue." * indicates you should have read what you linked.
Except the entertainment division made money, right? http://www.gamespot.com/new... Profit of $89 million is more than a $324 million loss, isn't it? How's that down 11%?
I hope you don't have an M.B.A or run any type of Business. "What do Mustang sales matter to Ford, if the entire sports/muscle division, quarter after quarter, loses money?" "Xbox sales are up", is the Article. Not what as a whole, how the company is doing. we ca look at any business and look at their sales and profits and you'll see weaknesses in their brands. this is just saying at least the xbox 360 has been doing well, compared to last year. NOT how MS entertainment division doing. Gamers care about he Games and xbox 360 now the zune or other devices that might be hurting the division. That's spinnin.
You're right. When Ballmer speaks to shareholders, the 360 is all they care about. Not Windows. Not Office. Not any of the things that actually make them money. Keep trying.
"Who cares if sales are up or down, your not getting any money dumbass" -Red Forman
To Action Bastard, yes you did spin the subject. Xbox 360 sales are up. Instead of recognizing that, you look for the negative of the whole. If 360 sales are up 68%, then they are up 68%. It doesn't matter how many PC controllers, and MS products other than 360s sat on the shelf. 360 sales are up, and you attempted to point out a profit loss. The 360 is selling well, deal with it. Response to post below: MS is the BIGGEST player, and outsells the PS3 nearly every month - deal with it. You can hate MS all you want, it will still continue to out sell the PS3 until Blu-Ray catches on. Without Blu-Ray, the PS3 would already be dead. The games are not selling the PS3. Blu-Ray movie playback has driven sales more than quality software has.
It's selling "ok" and is a player, a major player of a division bleeding. Deal with it.
they are playing games, buying the hardware..and not worrying about other devices under the entertainment division. your too busy dealing with negative spins.
Like January every month and February every month? Or the 5k thrashing it gave the PS3 in March? You're funny. And the 360 won't pass 30 million in total lifetime sales. Here's more "spin" for ya: The 360 is selling the rate the original Xbox soled. And that's with sales up 68%. @Squeely I got banned for letting the world know Jim Sterling got paid $2 per story...off a guess...and was right. I do however, keep my screen names and don't bite N4G news like you or Destructoid. You think I don't know who you are, but I smelt the b1tch in you as soon as you started typing 8D
"It's selling "ok" and is a player, a major player of a division bleeding. Deal with it." How are you dealing with being banned from Destructoid? 8D
I've lurked Destructoid for a while and don't remember this, got a screen shot or link? Still $2 per story is hilarious. Isn't that the guys only job? How does he make a living?
I wish I had a link or screen shot. It was great. I told him I knew he got married in Georgia for a green card and that he made $2 a story. Instant ban. Ask him. Or Ron. Or Niero. He makes a living by posting and reposting soapbox drama. Go the the site on a weekend and it looks like he's got bills to pay. $16 a day isn't bad.
I Find funny is that Microsoft is losing money right now. http://www.comcast.net/news...
they made a profit of 4.39 billion.
It is so sad that these PS3 goons come here and bash the 360 and say all this crap about MS and its losses when here Waltercross comes along and points out that MS is offering a 44 billion dollar bid for Yahoo. LOL I think the PS3 fans are so jealous of the 360 that they have nothing better to do than to come here and lay some smack. I'm just glad that my experience on Xbox 360 is good enough that it allows me to avoid coming to this site too often. Can't say the same for those guys with the inferior PS3. hehe
You got me all wrong, I'm not here to cause any issues, I'm merely stating a fact. Read the url i gave you, and it has nothing to do with the 360, I Just found it funny that there shares have dropped that much even though sales for the 360 have increased. Sheesh, stop hating man.
The 360 continues to be a success :) NO DOUGHT ABOUT IT.
the previous xbox and the Dreamcast =p
Excuse me Mr anal "Doubt" BTW while were on the subject of spelling, you misspelled gamer in your profile.
Ok, I didn't mean any offense, I'm just surprised by the lack of common English grammar. Anyway, way to go 360 with the increase in hardware sales.
MS reported the shipment figures I have posted the JAN,FEB ,MERCH NPD figures above they are less than what MS sold last year as for europe x360 does ----u knoe very weell that 19 million is the shipment figures MS probably sold 17m worldwide
Read the article. It says sales from the 360 console were up 68% from last year. It doesnt say 68% more consoles were sold. Those sales numbers are combined hardware, games, accessories, and services. So your NPD numers dont mean anything other than for you to try in vain to discredit this article. Your pro Sony agenda fails once again.
lol. and here the droids thought the PSsh1t was on the rise. lol, it's still like 15 million units behind! LOL
ma man dnt no the difference between 15 million and 6 million go do ya maths better yet watch a Barney videao n learn 4rm there XD
15mil is a stretch but I agree with you it's looking like the 360 is going to be around for a long time when it's bringing in the dough that it is. All I know is the 360 has a big enough install base lead on the PS3 that it is going to be a long while before they close that gap, probably right around the time the next Xbox is coming out. And MS still hasn't dropped the price of the system in North America. The only place they did was EU and that saw like a %48 increase in sales. When they drop it in NA I expect sales to go way up. Wasn't there some droid saying how the 360 was finished/dead/going out of business? Not gonna happen.
in your MUM don t invent number out of your ASSS MS shipped 19 million . They sold 17 million SONY shipped around 14m . they sold around 13 m so it is just 4/5m behind X360 sales dropped this year MS sold 230k x360s in JAN they sold 298K last JAN MS sold 230k and 260k this FEB and MARCH in USA so where is the DEAD BOX 3 FIX ME dead dead dead
prove to every one where your numbers come from. dont start spewing out my sony cum from your mouth about other users figuers, prove yours 1st.
i thought they had a shortage.........hmmmmmmm very wierd. but dumb xbots still believe micro as usual. its funny even with the rise ps3 is still outselling
They have sold just 17 million units this year. Their sales have dropped this year MS sold 230k x360s in JAN they sold 298K last JAN MS sold 230k and 260k this FEB and MARCH in USA typical MS what a shame?
For Microsoft and for Sony. That's the only reason for all the hate from both sides. Those of you who're not being paid by MS or Sony, just ignore those "idiots." They're just like lawyers, they can generate more demand for their parasitic services by their own doing.
are you kiddin me? this is actually a topic people are commenting on?what are you people, i have never remotely been interested in these company's earnings. you guys are taking fandom to a new level for real. isn't this a gaming news site, or the financial report. i dont give a rats what microsoft made any quarter, i'm just pumped for GTA4. the hell with these types of storys. get a life already.
its not over yet until GTA4 and Gears 2