Xbox One sales figures missing in Microsoft’s latest financials

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 21:55 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has released its Q4 financial report without disclosing the number of units sold on its newest console.

According to figures noted in the Computing and Gaming Hardware sector, formerly known as the Devices and Consumer Hardware segment, revenue increased $274 million or 23%, due to “higher Surface and Xbox Platform revenue.”

Gross margin increased $665 million year-over-year with Surface revenue of $409 million reported.

Xbox Platform revenue increased $104 million or 14% due to increased console revenue thanks to 1.1 million consoles sold in Q4.

The firm noted it “drew down channel inventory,” compared to 1.0 million consoles during the prior year.

A call to investors should start any time, so maybe more information will be divulged.



  1. Legendaryboss

    Hmmm how bizzare. MS does the same thing with Xbox One like Sony does with PS Vita. Bundling numbers because a platform is doing so horribly/ embarrassingly bad or not selling to expectations.

    But Xbox One isn’t a problem product just yet.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @Legendaryboss I am betting the majority of the 1.1 million consoles sold were Xbox One. But I am never right about anything. :D

    #2 5 months ago
  3. The_Red

    Jesus christ. That’s horrible.

    1.1 million for XB1 and 360 shipped, COMBINED?
    This means the sold through numbers (Actual sales) might be less than 5 million. Mattrick really did a number on Xbox brand.

    #3 5 months ago
  4. derpex

    MS is combining their X1 and 360 shipped (sold-in) numbers now. That makes it even harder to tell what X1 is moving.

    Xbox revenue up 14% to $104 million, but no profit, otherwise they would have said profit. That means they lost money on Xbox this quarter.

    3m sold to consumers by Dec 31, 2013
    3.9m shipped by Dec 31, 2013 (Q2 2014)
    5.1m shipped by March 31, 2014 (Q3 2014)
    5.7m shipped by June 31, 2014 (estimate) (Q4 2014)

    Assuming the same X1 to 360 shipped ratio as last quarter (1200k to 800k), MS shipped 660k X1 and 440k 360 this quarter, bringing the total shipped to ~5.76m. Assuming 750k XB1 and 350k 360, the total shipped would be 5.85m.

    They’ve been shipping about a million ahead of consumer sales (3m to 3.9m), so estimated consumer sales by the end of June 31 are about 4.7-4.8 million, still under 5 million total.

    Their shipped X1 and 360 numbers are down, production drawn down, Xbox division lost money, and they still haven’t sold 5 million to consumers.

    #4 5 months ago
  5. SpacemanSpliffz

    @derpex All I know is every store in my city ALWAYS has XBox One in stock and nobody has PS4′s readily available lol

    #5 5 months ago
  6. marporte

    Lets just see what MS does with this

    #6 5 months ago
  7. dkpunk

    It’s probably because xbox sucks and ps4 rules. Right?

    #7 5 months ago
  8. ps4fanboy

    Its probably because at launch xbo was pricier than PS4. People who got at launch, their friends will most likely end up owning the same console. Similar to how 360 had its momentum last gen. And the general understanding that PS4 is more capable than XBO could also have been the contributing factor, thanks to digital foundry.

    #8 5 months ago
  9. Dimaco

    @dkpunk yup, right on spot.

    #9 5 months ago

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