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Microsoft Results FY18 Q1. Revenue $24.5bn. Net Income $6.6bn

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Hm, doesn't seem like Xbox hardware is selling too great.Wonder how much longer MS will stick with Xbox hardware if it continues to see sizeable declines.



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KingofTrolls said:
Imaginedvl said:

 I guess results are not so good. 

 

Not so good ? They are tragic, lower than 360. PS4 is basically the very same device as XO and outnumber it like 2/3x ?

If Kowenicki did a proper thread about console segment, there will be only doomgloom posts. Easy to hide this catalcysm behind tons of labels from PC, Cloud etc.

One X maybe will save it ...or Xbox will turn into one of these no name media boxes.

Yeah but it all depends on the period. We kind of expected that hardware (xbox) will be down before the launch of the X. Was their anyone expecting that it would go up? Basically what people are saying is 'we expect it to drop before the X launch and when the numbers show it lets call it bad'...Now people expect that the X may turn it upwards for the next quarter and we could see 20-50% increases so when the numbers will show it lets call it great..






NobleTeam360 said:
Hm, doesn't seem like Xbox hardware is selling too great.Wonder how much longer MS will stick with Xbox hardware if it continues to see sizeable declines.

You do know Xbox is the key to Xbox Live. Hardware doesnt have to break records especially when Live members are strong. Income is income they just seem to get it in a different way.



I'm not really surprised that the hardware sales for July to September are down.

Many people interested in an Xbox One model will wait for November, either for the Xbox One X or for good Xbox One S deals (new bundles, Black friday deals or very cheap used consoles from upgraders).



NobleTeam360 said:
Hm, doesn't seem like Xbox hardware is selling too great.Wonder how much longer MS will stick with Xbox hardware if it continues to see sizeable declines.

Xbox hardware is doing just fine, not Sony fine but still fine, to top it off the hardware is what fuels the extremely profitable services like games and Xbox Live. So they aren't going anywhere anytime soon.



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The real test for hardware will be the YoY numbers for the current quarter, and next quarter (to a much lesser extent).



Wow! That seems really strong for Microsoft



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KingofTrolls said:
kowenicki said:
Approx $50 billion added to the value of MSFT so far today... incredible.

Of course Xbox One X launch will add another 50 billions right............

Of course not.  Only a total moron would suggest such a thing...  

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Azzanation said:
NobleTeam360 said:
Hm, doesn't seem like Xbox hardware is selling too great.Wonder how much longer MS will stick with Xbox hardware if it continues to see sizeable declines.

You do know Xbox is the key to Xbox Live. Hardware doesnt have to break records especially when Live members are strong. Income is income they just seem to get it in a different way.

That's not how it works. On the bottom end, you have old X360 owners (and their subscriptions) leaving the market. On the front, you have new X1 owners entering the market. If your bottom end is much larger than your front, you are losing old money faster than gaining new money. If many X1/X360 owners are switching to X1X, that does not bring in any new money as well. So it probably is totally cool to have the fastest console in the world, but the bean counters might not be happy at all, and in any company the bean counters have the last word.



drkohler said:
Azzanation said:

You do know Xbox is the key to Xbox Live. Hardware doesnt have to break records especially when Live members are strong. Income is income they just seem to get it in a different way.

That's not how it works. On the bottom end, you have old X360 owners (and their subscriptions) leaving the market. On the front, you have new X1 owners entering the market. If your bottom end is much larger than your front, you are losing old money faster than gaining new money. If many X1/X360 owners are switching to X1X, that does not bring in any new money as well. So it probably is totally cool to have the fastest console in the world, but the bean counters might not be happy at all, and in any company the bean counters have the last word.

Do they?

Strategy has the last word as long as a segment isnt losing money, which it isnt and when you have a net profit of $7bn in one quarter you can certainly speculate to accumulate.  There is a lot of wriggle room there.

And you are wrong anyway in your early sentence.  Live revenue is higher, as is clearly outlined in the numbers.



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