Microsoft is investing heavily across all areas of gaming, and shares the outlook for the current quarter, expecting revenue growth in the mid-teens.
“Nadella underlined that this fiscal year Microsoft’s gaming business passed ten billion dollars in revenue for the first time” Microsoft didn’t release a lot of heavy hitting games in the last fiscal year to help attain that milestone, showing it’s no wonder services & GaaS are so important to them
@PhoenixUp Just chill, dude. You´re trying too hard.
Don't worry.. Xbox is dead anyways. A 10 billion dollar margin in the gaming industry = dead, so you won't have to worry about commenting on Xbox related articles in the near future... Right.... Right????
I've heard them say this last generation.
If they did make the bulk of that $$ from GaaS and other services, then expect Sony to follow suit come next gen. Cause you know how it goes... "anything you (MS) can do, I (Sony) can do better"
Its been well known for a while now that the GaaS model, MT, and added services are much more profitable than the methods that Sony has been using for a while now. While Sony isn't immune to using some of these business models, it hasn't slowed down their 1st party SP content in the least. In fact, Sony has more and better output than they've had in the entire history of PS. So, why would Sony suddenly shift gears because MS reports 10 billion dollars? Sony is making more than that on gaming. I can accept that Sony will make moves that will try to capitalize in more markets, but follow suit? That's a total shift in how they approach their PS business. Charging for online is one thing, but shifting their 1st party output to such a high degree is quite a big change, and likely would cause a lot of push back from their user base who has come to expect what they do from Sony. No one expects anything from MS, so they can do whatever they want. Its why they can show a bunch of 3rd party games at E3, and people are content. Sony can show 4 really high profile games in detail, and people say they had a bad E3. People just expect more.
I hope this shows guys
Didn't Phil Harrison say something similar in 2013?
Apparently not. . On n4g it's framed like any scepticism must be by those who are salty fanboys right. . . Right. Ultimately the proof is in the pudding. Xbox fans shouldn't get irked by the air of negativity which often follows ms speak. Maybe question why this speak is happening now or why wasn't the previous times this speak was spoken, followed through. . . Let's hope they make good on their word and shy away from the Minecraft type investments and more their early 360 years type aggression and investments. Not saying the Minecraft deal wasn't shrewd, just it's not what their core want deep down if we're being honest.
Good job MS! I've been waiting a long time for news like this.
They said the exact same thing at the start of this gen, didnt end up with much did we?
Quit hating And shut up!
Hating? Im just telling the truth, 1 billion on first party content!!!! What we get? I supported the xbox one as soon as they removed kinect, other than a handfull of games its been a pretty low key gen for ms, i stopped listening to the pr crap years ago now because it usually ends up being either non existent or waaay overblown. Like it, dont, their words and their output speak for themselves.
This will trigger fanboys.
Not really, people have a choice, support this or go elsewhere and game. The only issue with this is, keep going on about investing heavily, people want to see a return for their support and I don't mean profit numbers.
A lot of money is being made. If by investing aggressively they mean studio acquisitions and games like they announced at E3 then more of that please. GaaS and other services help sustain a business like Xbox then so be it. Bethesda recently came out and said they can't maintain their usual sale standards. They're a business not our friends.
Many Xbox gamers or gamers from the Sony camp have been afraid to cheer for Xbox because of the amount of negative comments they would get in return. I have championed Xbox and praised them for there changes, innovations and specifically for their leader who has been attacked for outlining how he tries to make Xbox better(we may not all agree on the order of how things played out), however we can agree that Xbox is a much better system for gamers. I've been critical when they deserved it. Seeing how they took the bull by the horn at E3 and knowing that we are only seeing the beginning phase when it comes to first party and there is a lot more to come. I am glad that MS is investing on gaming. At team Xbox if you read this comment don't hit the breaks keep the peddle close to the metal. We Xbox gamers and gamers in general are ready for you to execute your first party plans.
@Automatic79 You do know you've posted this on N4G right? I mean talk like this could get you banned, you have to tow the line dude, any good news about Microsoft has to be quashed and stamped out in favour of the all mighty Sony. In all seriousness though, its great seeing Microsoft doing well.
True, but I dont understand why anyone would think they are failing because even with their "bad E3" they still had year over year revenue growth.
Shaggy- I been in the trenches supporting MS for a long time on N4G. It didn't bother me back than it doesn't bother me now. No matter how many disagrees I get. The passion I have for commenting on gaming related topics is insatiable. What I disrespect is the toxicity. I hope we can all get to a point/day in gaming when we can crossplay on both consoles. Enjoy gaming Shaggy.
“In all seriousness though” Oh a joke then. Thought it was more of the constant whining I read from some Xbox fans around here acting they are being persecuted to extinction. Good joke then.
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