The Microsoft 2019 Q1 results have been published, with impressive growth in gaming. Xbox software and services are up 36%. Gaming revenue increased by 44%, with Xbox hardware revenue up 94%.
That's great, nice to see Xbox recovering and getting stronger for next gen.
Yeah, third party games helped them the most, followed by services. I see why they focus more on boasting about 3rd party games than making and releasing strong MS games. This is good for Microsoft, this way they dont have to spend alot of money making games for gamers. Let the third party games be the best it has to offer.
Typo word up yall know what i meant
Good to see you back kingthrash... Said no one ever.
It's like nobody read the article lol...glad to see me back is right...I'm here to keep the proper information going....read the article and get back at me.
Some impressive numbers by MS for sure. I can't wait for next gen!
On this Sony fan site, you are not allowed to state ANYTHING even remotely positive about Microsoft.
This is N4G, so no surprise here. Makes you wonder if there are any mods in this website. Christopher???
This community is a very toxic place. The mods should have done something about this long time ago. Just look at some of the comments on this article. We can't have positive MS article without some of these people rearing their heads in.
Really? Positive comments were made and they weren't marked as spam or inappropriate. Pretty sure you CAN make these comments.
You guys must be newer. We used to have two comment sections for every stroy. The Open Zone that was for trolls and fanboys. It got really good watching people shadow troll in the Gamer Zone. Guys like breakfast, pog, and it's been too long, but they were hilarious. This site used to be run by us for us and now it's just a news aggregate full of fanboys and gamergaters. Newsboiler ruined us lol.
@remember Preach! Plus people back then took a lot more bandering, counter arguments and yeah insults before their egos broke down. These days most around here are so sensitive they need to cry about their favorite Company not getting enough love around here. Times have changed.
Shit always flips with you dudes man lol
Phil Spencer is the MAN! Great Job Xbox Team!
I think you say that no matter what.
@Obscure_Observer “Phil Spencer is the MAN!” @Razzer “I think you say that no matter what.” He is Phil Spencer.
This year PS4 beat Xbox One 9/9 months in US. This year Xbox One beat PS4 0/9 months in US. Last time Xbox One won NPD was October 2016. This is Xbox's strongest market? This is a place where X360 won 32 NPD's in a row?
nothing really to celebrate, this is an improvement from their worst year which was 2017. so...
An improvement is an improvement. Why should there be more to it? You are acting as if Sony had never have a bad year.
compared to MS? really??
Xbox brand is doing better and Microsoft still refuses to give out new numbers
Not saying much when you’re 45 million behind the competition.
@DarkVoyager "Not saying much when you’re 45 million behind the competition." Engagement is their metric now. They rather have more active Xbox One owners than a ton of "dead" Xbox One consoles sold. Xbox is finally following their on patch based on Phil Spencer´s vision and i´m sure Microsoft´s suits are laughting on their way to the bank. Future looks bright for Xbox fans. ;)
@Obscure_Observer “Future looks bright for Xbox fans.” It’s already bright for PlayStation fans. Enjoy waiting for the future.
MS is looking to take over living rooms via subscriptions. Their goal is different
because they have changed the way they report their financials. They stated that they were moving to reporting MAU instead of sales years ago.....And with their recent moves, you can understand why. With Play Anywhere, gamepass and Xcloud coming next year, they are moving away from sales to a more service based business
Yeah Nadella changed it a little over a year after he became the CEO of Microsoft: https://www.businessinsider... "We changed how we will assess progress," Nadella says. Now, instead of the irregular updates on Windows 10 growth we've been gotten for the last year, mainly at Microsoft conferences and events, Nadella says Microsoft will share monthly active users on the operating system "regularly." And I guess it just became the norm for them and extended to other divisions.
you can keep complaining but it doesn't change anything. They are not going to report them and they have said that, a while ago.
@darthv72 “you can keep complaining but it doesn't change anything. They are not going to report them and they have said that, a while ago.” Xbox fans flood PlayStation articles so I don’t see the problem. This isn’t a one way street.
If they started giving out numbers it would create as much hatred. They stated they would not give numbers, so going back on this would just see an outcry of people clammeriing how they only withheld them due to poor sales. The truth from a business perspective is that the sales numbers are less important than revenue and profit.
@conanlifts "The truth from a business perspective is that the sales numbers are less important than revenue and profit." Well said!
Sales = revenue or profit. Game Pass is insurance for just in case some games on Gamepass suck. Microsoft gets the Money no matter what garbage they put on their service. Kind of like Netflix. The difference with PlayStation Now is Spider-Man for example is their Developers won't get gimped and you will see Spider-Man 2. When Spider-Man has reached it's full sales potential then maybe if a deal is struck you'll find it on PS Now. Is Rare really getting good revenue? Not if all that money is get thrown to the next Gamepass game (Crackdown 3). I will eat my words and jump on this concept if an when Microsoft's recently acquired 1st Party studios churn out those must have quality games.
@vizigoth 04 "sales=revenue or profit" Not exactly. In this case people want to see hardware numbers, which has less bearing on their profit than software. With revenue you can see it increase yearly and still be making a loss. It's fine if you have a long term plan and the funds to back it ( like Tesla or ms). But increasing revenue does not equate to increasing profit. With ms they are increasing their revenue and their target is future growth with a Netflix style service. This could lead to huge profits. In order for gamespass to succeed in the way they want they need high quality games. Whether rare gets good revenue might be irrelevant. MS can allocate an annual budget based on sales and expectations, rare themselves do not keep all of the profits, this goes to ms anyway.
Not much more would be accomplished if they started giving out numbers. As Krib and Dragonborn already pointed out they have changed their business model for now. It's really pointless to keep asking for numbers when it's a well known fact that MS won't realease them for the reasons stated here and the more obvious sales wise.
What do we do after we have the numbers? Invest in MS stock?
“reports indicated that the Xbox One X 1TB Black was the top-selling Xbox hardware item for 2018.” I’m still surprised Microsoft were able to get more consumers to opt for the more expensive premium model.
Really, your surprised???? Hear this clear, the Xbrand is no longer known for the following: Lower power higher cost hardware 700p Limited Res. AAA games Kinect 2.0 Pushing Media / TV first No backwards compatibility Limited investment in first party Mismanaged AAA first party games that lead to cancellation (scalebound, fable) Always online Bad managerment/competing from the top - Don Matrick Clunky unintuitive UI That's why hardware is moving again.
Yeah they came along way
Why get the standard Xbox console when games are plagued by performance issues and lower resolutions. If you’re getting Xbox, X is the only way to go.
Why, It is the most powerful and best place to play multiplatform games. So gamers who want the best experience on console will buy it. I would presume that those with the money for a premium console also own a ps4 as well.
@PhoenixUp “reports indicated that the Xbox One X 1TB Black was the top-selling Xbox hardware item for 2018.” I heard from armchair analysts that Xbox One X would flop. I´m glad that Xbox One X is nothing but a success and i think Phil will continue to invest on powerful consoles (Scarlett) and $500 will be standard for their next gen system.
Just imagine if they took the hit and came out at $400, they would definitely move some units
@PhoenixUp "I’m still surprised Microsoft were able to get more consumers to opt for the more expensive premium model." A lot of PS4 owners are now Xbox One X owners as well. ;)
People like to own the latest and greatest (this is a general statement) and it really isn't that expensive of a luxury item product that many use weekly if not daily. Its like people lining up to buy the next iPhone... People just like new toys.
Good job now solid number will be great for nextgen
Will you be getting Xbox one x 2 or whatever name it will be call for next generation
I am especially if it's leagues better than Da X which currently my best console I ever bought
"Xbox software and services revenue grew 36%, primarily driven by third-party games" well no kidding seeing as their first/second party offerings were pretty paltry.
I don't think the offerings have been bad per se this year... Sea of Thieves... Only really hit for a lack of content. State of Decay... Rated lower then the first game, but the first game didn't rate great either. It is an XB cult game Forza Horizon 4... Currently at 92 on Metacritic. Only two points behind God of War and five points above Spider-man. Yes, Microsoft still has work to do to improve first party. But the direction is the right one. And yes I know Sony had a ton more exclusives. that is not my point. The point is the direction is improving. Ramping up first party takes years.
Yeah i agree hopefully next generation Microsoft will have more 1ps then this gen that will do well for them
1.5 for 3 isnt a good score.
@Concertoine. I am not sure I said they were doing good. In fact, I said the direction is the right one. But that doesn't mean they are doing good yet.
Good old Revenue! Always there to mislead the weak minded... Revenue isn't profit or a great way to determine if things are going better. Just means they sold for more "money's worth" than they did last year (a 500$ console helps to get higher revenue than a 250$ one s) Anyways it's going to be good enough to fuel the enthusiasts and at the same time confuse the rest of us who just want to know the real numbers... From what I can gather they're averaging 170000 consoles a month in the US totalling 1.5 millions in the first 9 months... Will the Xbox one ever reach 40 millions sold this gen? I'm starting to doubt it
A 149 xb1s and a 349 xb1x just might do it... you know they are itching to drop the price of the S and X.
Might help for sure... What would help is if their last 3-4 exclusives on the platform before next gen turn out to be gems (kinda how ps3 finished off with a bang which kicked off ps4) That prediction is a long shot, but that's what needs to happen.
They are pretty close to that 40mil mark. I'd bet they will get over that hump this holiday.
We'll never know unless EA spills the beans again... They should just come out and be like: "we sold 38.5 millions consoles, we're proud of that, we love our fans and we're going to keep trying to make xbox better" Everyone would respect them for it
@skippy How exactly does MS revealing their sale number make the fan respect them and love them better?
@king-noctics It's very simple. Its all for context. How our we supposed to follow along without knowing the current number of consoles? We haven't known for a while now, so when they say we did this percentage better than last year and all we have is the same vague statements for the last 3 years...somethings got to give eventually. Lol! #dontbeashamedMicrosoftwelove you I would respect them more because they would look a little more honest and upfront about xbox. Knowing the numbers would mean they're totally honest with its fanbase and I can start believing xbox is getting better for real this time... They puff their chest a lot Microsoft I find... I just want to make sure it's muscle in there and not just hot air...
Seeing Xbox is better then ever it's not a surprise. Going to be interesting to see how things turn out next-gen if they have more exclusives. Regardless of what platform one likes the most we should all be grateful Microsoft is not giving up but gearing up. Competition is good for us consumers.
It's gonna be a repeat of this generation, Sony will dominate again.
Better than ever? Really?
Microsoft is preparing to steam roll their way to success with the upcoming generation of cobsoles.
Congratulations Team Xbox. Glad my favorite hobby is doing well on my favorite console. Can't wait for this weeks release of Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Xbox One X.
They learned a hard lesson but it's only going to benefit gamers Next generation as Microsoft knows what to do now . Rough times but they are recovering.
Microsoft is just too good. XOXOXO