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Microsoft Q1: Xbox 360 sales down, Xbox Live revenue up

Microsoft’s Devices and Consumer Hardware segment had a strong first quarter, but its performance was, for once, not due to the success of Xbox 360 hardware sales – although Xbox Live is minting it.

The platform holder noted a 37% year-on-year upswing in the Devices and Consumer Hardware segment, but it was sales of the Surface tablet family that spurred the rise, with $400 million in revenue.

As for the Xbox 360, it shifted 1.2 million units – a 29% decrease year-on-year, which is unsurprising given the launch of the Xbox One next month.

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ohiostatesman1845d ago

Yep MS is making a killing right now. There net profit was 6 billion last I read. That's just for 1 quarter. O.O

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OrangePowerz1845d ago (Edited 1845d ago )

A bit late for Q1 numbers as that was April, May and June. So that sales decrease came during the announcement month of X1 when MS still sold more consoles than Sony.

Software_Lover1845d ago

Same thing I was thinking, but when it rains it pours. People look for certain types of information they will find it.

Pogmathoin1845d ago

I have nothing better in life to do.... Someone give me figures.... Find more MS negatives.... Or tell me how Sony has been destroyed in every area except PS....... Please....

Anon19741845d ago (Edited 1845d ago )

MS's Q1 starts in July. This is the quarter ending Sept 30th. Sony reports their earnings for July-Sept (Q2 for them) on Oct 31st.

For April-Jun Microsoft reported 1 million consoles shipped. I see they reorganized the business units and split Xbox hardware from Xbox Live. Hardware is now in the "Devices and Consumer Hardware" division and Xbox Live is in "Devices and Consumer Hardware Other" with ad revenue, Bing revenue, MS Office subscriptions, etc.

OrangePowerz1845d ago (Edited 1845d ago )

Who has their Q1 from July till September? The majority of all other companies have it April - June and some January - March. It`s a very odd choice to have that being Q1 kind of out of sync with most of the finance world.

lastofgen1845d ago

$5.2bn profit??
Damn, that's a ton. I'm surprised ms beat wall street expectations.

Anon19741845d ago

Not only beat expectations, they crushed expectations. Good for them!

AceBlazer131845d ago

when xblg renders the the system near useless without it i'm not surprised by the revenue from it.

FanboysAreGimps1845d ago (Edited 1845d ago )

Not bad at all, and this is part of the reason that Sony have included multiplayer subscription costs, and you really cannot blame them

kreate1845d ago

Becuz MS and its fanboys paved the way for sony?

FanboysAreGimps1844d ago

What have fanboys got to do with a company making money?, that is the idea of business, you know, profits......

kreate1844d ago (Edited 1844d ago )

ok i guess fanboys got nothing to do with anything.
but somehow somewhere, ppl really liked the idea of paying to access the multiplayer part of their games.

it is my theory that a logical person wouldnt support such a idea. but that's just me.

but i do agree with ur first comment though.

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