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DonFerrari said:
Good numbers but never hw sales or information that sales site can really discuss.

Profit/Revenue > Sales figures



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Drakrami said:

I dont feel XboxOne is doing too well... how are their numbers up 39%?

What's in the gaming division? Is Skype, windows games and etc... still in this division or..?

Ok I just googled my own question. 

 

Entertainment and Devices Division

Entertainment and Devices Division ("EDD") develops and markets products and services designed to entertain and connect people. The Xbox entertainment platform, including Kinect, is designed to provide a unique variety of entertainment choices through the use of our devices, peripherals, content, and online services. Skype is designed to connect friends, family, clients, and colleagues through a variety of devices. Windows Phone is designed to bring users closer to the people, applications, and content they need, while providing unique capabilities such as Microsoft Office and Xbox LIVE. Through a strategic alliance, Windows Phone and Nokia are jointly creating new mobile products and services and extending established product and services to new markets. EDD revenue also includes revenue from licensing mobile-related patents.

Principal Products and Services:  Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone.

 

So in view of this, how is the "gaming division" numbers relevant when its mixed with Skype and PC games, and Windows Phone? 

That's totally outdated

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Investor/earnings/FY-2018-Q4/metrics

If you hover over the different subdivisions, you'll see what the income is made of. In case of gaming, it says "Revenue dollars from Xbox consoles, Xbox live services, First party games and third party games royalties"

One dark spot to those good overall numbers though: XBL monthly active users dropped from 59M to 57M



Drakrami said:

I dont feel XboxOne is doing too well... how are their numbers up 39%?

What's in the gaming division? Is Skype, windows games and etc... still in this division or..?

Ok I just googled my own question. 

It is easily explainable really. The two countries where we get constant hardware numbers, US and Japan, show that the one is doing much better than last year, unit wise. It is selling a lot more at a much higher average price due to the X. We know for a fact that Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 are doing very well. BUPG is bringing huge amount of money that wasn't available last year. It is adding one million hey players each month! Yet, when you consider all of this, they say the reason is third party games. You can imagine how well the third party games are doing .



This is what happens when you have more online subscription on the platform than actual exclusive games.this actually proves that consumer don't care about exclusives.i hope playstation and Nintendo take note and create more online subscription services rather than investing in expensive exclusive games(which PC gamers don't get to enjoy) .it will be good for them and also for the consumer.



It seems that the expansion of Xbox live to Windows 10 is smart move after all. The subscription service seems to be working well also.



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I can't wait to see what Forza Horizon 4 does for Gamepass. This will be crazy.



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Oh and MS has as much revenue as the GDP of Marokko, Ukraine or Ecuador.
If MS was a country it would be ranked on No. 61 of all countries sorted by their GDP.



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DirtyP2002 said:
I can't wait to see what Forza Horizon 4 does for Gamepass. This will be crazy.

Yep, that will be when I finally take up gamepass. For the moment I have already owned all the games I like that are on gamepass, FH4 changes that for people like myself.



pxrocks said:
This is what happens when you have more online subscription on the platform than actual exclusive games.this actually proves that consumer don't care about exclusives.i hope playstation and Nintendo take note and create more online subscription services rather than investing in expensive exclusive games(which PC gamers don't get to enjoy) .it will be good for them and also for the consumer.

Yeah, no. Considering that MS is currently dead-last in console sales pretty much every sign points to the fact that this is clearly not the model to follow and that Sony and Nintendo are the ones who actually know what gamers want and not the other way around. I am more than willing to pay extra for quality exclusives, no subscription required (though I personally do pay for PS+).

Remember, MS =/= Xbox brand. 

OT: good results as always, and healthy growth for the gaming sector. Albeit logic would dictate that a growing install-base will consume more software and a 500$ late-gen console upgrade will bump those numbers up.



Azzanation said:
DonFerrari said:
Good numbers but never hw sales or information that sales site can really discuss.

Profit/Revenue > Sales figures

Not when your brand is faltering for 5 years straight and chances are that next-gen you will have even lower numbers, especially when your 2 rivals obviously buckled down for the long-run. 

But maybe some people are just OK playing "MS Financial Results 2018" and simply gave up for this gen.