At the closure of the stock market Microsoft just announced its financial result for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, ended on December 31st.
Congrats MS $26,000,000,000 in revenue Gross margin for the Computer and Gaming Hardware Division is way up for the 6 months ending December 31st: 2013...616 million 2014...939 million Computer and gaming Hardware division revenue, 6 months ending December 31st 2013...5.879 billion 2014...6.450 billion Commercial CLOUD revenue up 114% Well done
*20% decline @aviator189 "20% decline in revenue for Xbox, not the business as a whole." What does it look like I was referring to something else? Gaming news means about Xbox divison. 20% clearly refers to Xbox platform from the article.
20% decline in revenue for Xbox, not the business as a whole. edit: @kayant well....you were replying to foehammer's comment, where foehammer said that ms made a revenue of $26 billion. And then you replied with "20% decline." Keeping that in context with foehammer's comments, I'd figure you were keeping your comment within context of foehammer's comments. Otherwise, you'd have specifically mentioned "20% decline in revenue for Xbox."
Talk about subjective bias. "Revenue decreased 20% for the Xbox platform as a whole compared to the same quarter last year (which was the quarter in which Xbox One launched)." Leaving that last line out shows how disingenuous you are. So transparent.
Why are people disagreeing with you? idk, but anyways Congrat's Microsoft! They only sacrificed a 20% decrease in revenue but greatly grown their fan base, and improved their status in the gaming market.
Not to mention made headline news with their sales. Good publicity.
@Foehammer As a big MS fan its really good to see them growing year afer year.I was going through the CEOs letter to his staff after he took over and months after we can all see the impact he has made. Sadiya is going well. The house that Bill built was made to last and it shows. MS has kept on growing and keepin its shareholders happy. They have strived to remain relevant all through these years despite stiff competion from other tech giants and with sadiya Nadella at the helm of things i see an even brighter future for them. Great financials. The future of looks bright for MS.
Glad to see the surface pro doing well, this new version is really great and with windows 10 and xbox streaming coming this year things are only going to get better for it.
Even though you're a troll...Still love your user ID The Foehammer!!!!!(hides in corner)
Agreeing and disagreeing should be taken off of this site. It's useless, and annoying. It just shows how many little kids are on here voting for their favorite system. This is great for MS. They've been impressing me as of late.
Congratulations to Microsoft and Xbox for another strong quarter.
You're telling me MS made 26 TRILLION dollars.... Urm. That's more than the US national debt
114 salty Sony fans sad really I want both to do well make money and keep delivering great games and experiences,some people are so jealous and bitter,love my X1 and PS4 keep mmmm coming Sony/MS #fanboysneedtofindanotherhobb y
I wish MS would stop doing joint numbers because one or another isn't doing too hot. I would rather know indivdual numbers and also I would like know know sold through to consumers but then again thats just me.
The Xbox 360 isn't doing too hot, according to the slides.
They had shipped 7.4 million same quarter last year though. http://www.vg247.com/2014/0... So neither are really doing that great.
@BitbyDeath: no shit, last quarter was the Xbox One launch quarter. Of course they shipped more.
Language their mate. Xbox One arrived in late November last year, the quarter begins 1st of October. Don't you think the extra almost 2 months on market should hold greater impact than launch? Especially considering MS had a pricecut with anywhere between 2-4 games being given away.
So the figures are shipped to retail and not sold. So the figures are not just XBO but include 360. Sometimes I wish Phil Spencer could be more open and quit the smoke and mirrors.
Im getting real sick of your disrespectful comments torward other posters, some journalist.....
@lyonking, combined numbers is nothing new. Sony is/was quite privy to that all last gen. At their conferences they would talk about the Playstation platform as a whole. That is the PS2, PSP, PS3. and they still do that when talking about PSN. they always talk up the combined total of users registered and amount of pieces of software sold/downloaded. It is the #1 rule of marketing. you make the information as appealing to the public (especially the shareholders) as you can. It doesnt take much to break it all down to the individual numbers if it really bothers people. and the whole shipped vs sold debate.... MS sells units to retailers. Retailers sell units to consumers. that is pretty much how it works. Ms may sell units to consumers as well through their retail channels but the bulk of their sell through is to the stores themselves. MS can sell 1 million units to toys r us and toys r us can sell 1000 to consumers. but to MS they sold 1 million to toys r us. That's good for the accounting dept. Numbers are numbers and games are games. I'd rather play games than numbers personally. we all feel like we are shareholders to some degree so that partially explains why sales articles are so full of life.
Darthv, are you suggesting some here like to move the goalposts while pointing a finger elsewhere? Meanwhile when you point, your 3 other fingers are pointing back....
@pog, considering last gen Sony was supporting multiple platforms while MS was really only supporting one.... what do you think? until the 360 is finally put out to pasture, we will get combined totals. like i said, its nothing new and you can dig deeper if it interests you. goal posts are constantly moving in the gaming industry. where they dont is in professional sports. Unless they are tearing them down to set the field up for monster truck races or something.
@darthv72 I see what your saying, but Sony (in 7th generation) was in a bit of a different situation, especially during the PS3's first year. With the PS3 launching a year after the Xbox360, Sony was trying to show the PS2 sales of 2005 & the PS3 sales of 2006. Had the Xbox One released a year after the PS4 then I could understand the Xbox 360/Xbox One joint numbers. But as it is, they both launched within a week of each other so the launch variables are the same
Going by AMDs comments of almost 30 million PS4 and X1 shipped and MS saying in (I think) September almost 10 million shipped the majority if these shipped units should come from X360.
Wow even Microsoft won't disclose actual Xbox One units shipped let alone sold... And why last 2013 they published split results? Now why did they not publish split results? Are they embarrassed? Hmn what are they hiding under the 360's skirt? Very interesting....
are you planning on buying some market shares?
lol. going by the comments here i think many of them plan to. lmao. I really don't know why this is bothering some in here.These are fantastic figures.downplaying it wont change them.lol. great job MS. very few companies can boast of figures like these.
To be fair these numbers are not for us but for the investors.
Don't waste your time, half the people here will never get that, nor understand it.
wait you mean MS doesn't care if TheLyonKing is not satisfied about the news bbbb..but i thought bill gates always visit n4g to read his comments.
Actually they probably wouldn't understand them even if they were an investor. The reality of the numbers is in Microsoft's favor either way. If it's mostly Xbox Ones, the new console is selling well. People don't ask you to ship more of a product they can't sell. If its more Xbox 360, then Microsoft is making a large profit. The 360 makes a large profit on each unit sold. So they win either way. And so do their investors. An investor that bought just before Ballmer left actually has almost doubled their profit on the stock. Weird considering they haven't really done anything different. Just a lesson for you youngsters. Stay away from that stock market. It's a scam.
Indeed but if we dont have the numbers what are the children gonna fight over??