Microsoft has published its fiscal year 2014 second quarter earnings report. The long and short of it? Well, year-on-year results are looking up, while Windows has continued to suffer from the lack of PC demand and at the same time the Surface skyrocketed. Also 3.9 million Xbox One consoles were moved, and nearly as many Xbox 360s.
Xbox 360 console sales hit 3.5 million units, making for a total of 7.4 million Xbox systems being sold into retail. This contributed to the company’s Devices and Consumer revenue growth, which increased 13-percent in Q2 to reach $11.91 billion. Not bad right?
Microsoft’s Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood says that, “We delivered record revenue as demand for our business offerings remains high and we made strong progress in our Devices and Consumer segment.”
Just last week, the NPD Group’s December 2013 findings showed the Xbox One as the best selling console in the US, moving 908,000 units last month. Overall sales went to the PlayStation 4, however. This is explained by the console’s head start in sales, giving it a strong November. So there you go, Microsoft isn’t doin to bad, even if they might have wished for better Xbox One sales. They can’t complain.
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