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Microsoft to focus on Xbox Live users, not console sales

Microsoft intends to report Xbox Live user numbers as a primary metric during its financial updates, rather than console shipments.


Microsoft will from now on focus on the amount of Xbox Live users it has when reporting financial success, rather than the number of console hardware shipped.

That's according to a report by GameInformer, which notes that as of last week Microsoft did not report quarterly shipments of the Xbox One and Xbox 360, although it did note that hardware sales were down.

Focusing on Xbox Live, it will incorporate both Silver and Gold users in a bid to measure engagement with players.

Last week Microsoft reported that monthly active users on Xbox Live grew by 28 percent to 39 million during the last quarter.

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