Microsoft Q2: Xbox platform revenue up 9%

Thursday, 19th January 2012 22:17 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Microsoft has posted a 5% year-on-year increase in revenue for the quarter ending December 31, 2011, with strong performance from the Xbox 360 division.

Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices division, which governs its gaming endeavours among other product lines, posted revenue of $4.24 billion, a 15% increase on 2010′s $3.69 billion.

Xbox 360 platform revenue grew by 9% year-on-year, a jump of $322, which Microsoft attributed to strong hardware sales. As revealed at CES 2012, the Xbox 360 install base has passed 66 million, with 18 million Kinect units sold, and Xbox LIVE’s current membership of 40 million is a 33% increase on 2010.

“In addition to the continued strength of our commercial business, this holiday season was the strongest in Microsoft history, thanks to good sales execution and compelling products like Xbox 360 and Kinect,” said COO Kevin Turner.

Overall, Microsoft reported quarterly revenue of $20.89 billion.




  1. monty12345

    good lads ye deserved it………

    #1 3 years ago
  2. poketrainer

    They’re making so much money yet they’re already beginning viral marketing for the Xbox 720 in the mainstream media

    Makes you wonder how they are going to handle nex gen.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    I am glad microsoft is doing good, now all three developers have good numbers overall, and is good for the industry IMO, nintendo getting close to 100 million, microsoft getting close to 70 million and sony almost on those lines too, getting close to 60 million or even surpassing this mark right now, and getting closer to the 360, nice news overall really gamers should be happy, because this gen represents a grow compare with the previous one, good job guys keep going strong and i mean all 3.

    #3 3 years ago

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