Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Xbox HW revenue up 14% from last year, overall up 8%. Xbox Live users reach 59 million

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-one-x-helps-boost-hardware-but-game-sales-fal/1100-6456478/

 

Good news for the xbox division overall, especially since the xbox one s was at least 50 dollars cheaper than last year. Software was down, but that is expected as we didn't see a major blockbuster release this year from Microsoft. Active Xbox live users also climbed to 59 million, which is 4 million more from last year. Microsofts operating income was 8.7 billion, though net income was actually in the minus because of tax changes and whatnot (though this will only be a one time issue).

 

 

 



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

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Nice to see the Xbox division is still doing well, with all the recent news of Nintendo & Sony success they get kinda looked over.



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If we don't know how much they made, a 14% increase means nothing. What if they only made $100 last year?



'' Xbox software and services combined revenue increased 4%, primarily due to Xbox Live revenue growth. However, this was offset in part by a decrease in game sales revenue compared to the same period last year. ''

It was forseable since there was no major release this year. Can't imagine what the results would be without PUBG ...



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Xbox live MAU growth is slowing, but its still growth nonetheless.



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Farsala said:
Xbox live MAU growth is slowing, but its still growth nonetheless.

But that is Xbox live users, this includes people who open up the windows 10 store and browse the apps there, it most certainly is not 59million people subbed to xbox live gold.



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Ganoncrotch said:
Farsala said:
Xbox live MAU growth is slowing, but its still growth nonetheless.

But that is Xbox live users, this includes people who open up the windows 10 store and browse the apps there, it most certainly is not 59million people subbed to xbox live gold.

It doesn't Include those that just open the windows store. You have to link your account to Xbox live to be included. So this means using the Xbox app on PC and playing a game that requires an Xbox live account and using the Xbox 360/One.



jason1637 said:
Ganoncrotch said:

But that is Xbox live users, this includes people who open up the windows 10 store and browse the apps there, it most certainly is not 59million people subbed to xbox live gold.

It doesn't Include those that just open the windows store. You have to link your account to Xbox live to be included. So this means using the Xbox app on PC and playing a game that requires an Xbox live account and using the Xbox 360/One.

It just always comes to mind when they say these numbers but I think to myself that I use my X360 for Netflix/Youtube and WWE network I'm not exactly in the Xbox family of buying games and using their services.



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Ganoncrotch said:
jason1637 said:

It doesn't Include those that just open the windows store. You have to link your account to Xbox live to be included. So this means using the Xbox app on PC and playing a game that requires an Xbox live account and using the Xbox 360/One.

It just always comes to mind when they say these numbers but I think to myself that I use my X360 for Netflix/Youtube and WWE network I'm not exactly in the Xbox family of buying games and using their services.

Exact same can be said to PS2 and PS3 owners. How many just used the consoles as a movie player? 

Its all revenue, even if you dont pay a cent you are contributing to the eco system by being a number. Those numbers increase share value. The more that use there services the better it looks.



Hmm...  Looks like the X1 ended up being up YoY after all..