Xbox division sales up 60%, 2.4 million more Kinects sold

Xbox 360 sells 2.7 million more units during Jan.-March quarter as Entertainment and Devices division rakes in revenue of $1.94 billion.

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The January-March quarter was a good one for Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division, which includes the company's Xbox 360 business. The division saw revenue for the sector reach $1.94 billion, a year-over-year division increase of 60 percent.

The Kinect and the Xbox 360 helped Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division see robust growth.

The figure was largely fueled by robust sales of the Xbox 360, which moved 2.7 million units for the quarter--1 million more units than the previous January-March record. That brings life-to-date sales of the console to more than 52.7 million units, as it had sold 50-million-units-plus as of the end of 2010. For the past several months, the 360 has been the top-selling home console in the US, according to figures from the NPD Group made public by Microsoft.

Also contributing to the EDD's haul were continuing robust sales of the Kinect, which sold 2.4 million units during the quarter. As of March, the motion-sensing system had sold more than 10 million units, making it the fastest-selling consumer electronics device according to Guinness World Records--a feat Microsoft reiterated today.

Overall, Microsoft saw revenue of $16.43 billion, a year-on-year increase of 13 percent over the same quarter--the third of Microsoft's fiscal year--in 2010. Fiscal third-quarter profits were $5.23 billion, or $0.61 per share.

"We delivered strong financial results despite a mixed PC environment, which demonstrates the strength and breadth of our businesses," chief financial officer Peter Klein said in a statement. "Consumers are purchasing Office 2010, Xbox, and Kinect at tremendous rates, and businesses of all sizes are purchasing Microsoft platforms and applications."

Discussion

472 comments
el3m2tigre
el3m2tigre

@buying1999 Ok, that's SOE not PSN, two different things. Good lord even in your own topics you guys bash the PS3 and Wii. 360 fanboys at it's finest moment.

megakick
megakick

the PSN debacle should help XBOX 360 sales, a lot, A LOT!

shahabgb
shahabgb

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berzerk0912
berzerk0912

Wow, a lot of people must be trading in their PS3s since Sony really dropped the ball.

DCUltrapro
DCUltrapro

I'm still happy with the Kinect but I was kinda hoping for a more significant release on it by now (MAY) still the list of upcoming releases is getting bigger as time goes by, and hopefully the recent exposure of how crap Sony is will have a nice effect on how their sales goes... certainly you would expect people to be far more wary of the Sony brand now considering all that's happened.

organbank
organbank

It will be interesting to see the April-May results because I know I am not the only one that traded in their PS3 for an Xbox over the last two weeks!

destrozz
destrozz

Its is the best motion sensor gaming experience, and I have the Move, as well as Wii. Will the console wars ever end lol, I have all and perfer the 360 over all. I buy all the exclusives on PS3 (Killzone, GOW, Drake ect.) and im just not excited. I end up playing it for a week, and going back to the 360 to play with my friends. Its just my prefrence dosent mean PS3 or Wii is garbage.

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

I used to like the 360 community but everyone seems to be such a f%&kin dick towards other console owners its just so f^&*kin pointless! all you guys need to seriously grab you balls and get COD and Halo out your asses and start respecting consoles that where born way before Microsoft entered the console market, that's it give me the thumbs down! yeah I love it YEAH! Hmmmm Thumbs down! nice one! sums up your intelligence.

hordaak
hordaak

The PS3 online experience is cheaper!!! TAKE THAT XBOX!!! All you need to do is give a hacker your credit card information, and BAM its free!!!

steelmouth
steelmouth

OK i now realy realy have to get a new 360 my launch 360 RRoD on me again last week after i had fixed it my self last year, so am done i ant gonn bother fixing it again am get the 250HDD Kinect one hopefully in two months tops

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

"Also contributing to the EDD's haul were continuing robust sales of the Kinect, which sold 2.4 million units during the quarter" Congrats,but....why?Is Kinectimals really that fun?

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

The 360 is on fire. It's cool that Kinect did well, but I was sold on Live Arcade and great online play.

TheoleDominion
TheoleDominion

lol@flyingdutchdog - I couldn't have said it better myself.

TheoleDominion
TheoleDominion

I think MS can afford to give us all a bonus now.

buying1999
buying1999

wow I just read that more that hackers now had access to more than 10 million credit card numbers from PSN. Hurry and sign up for PSN it's Free and so is access to your informaion!!!! Free is better right? I mean isn't that what all the PS3HDWii fanboys have been trying to convience themselves of for years now? Free is more better gooder. "PS3, It only does FREE access to your information."

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Why cant 'Gamers' simply enjoy what they've got instead of feeling the need to pass of their 'Opinions' as 'Fact' and displaying blatant disregard for other peoples 'Choices'. Ive been a 'Gamer' since the 80's and therefore do not feel the need to enter silly little playground type tit-for-tat 'Mines better than yours' squabbling. History and experience has taught me that the need to slag off or be-little a competing platform simply displays a deep feeling of either insecurity, jealousy or a major dislike of the opposing manufacturer, which is simply daft. Like many 'Gamers' i love games of all types and genres regardless of Manufacturer, i simply choose the platform that appeals to me the most and am not influenced by other peoples 'Opinions'. With this being said, the platform i have now in no way garauntees that i will remain loyal to the manufacturer in the 'Next Gen', i will again as always take my time and select the platform that appeals to me the most. Unfortunately although the technology advances and evolves the attitude of 'Some' gamers does not.

flyingdutchdog
flyingdutchdog

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godzillavskong
godzillavskong

@boctober Yeah, your fighting a endless battle. It's like you can't own both a 360 and a PS3 and prefer the 360, or vice versa. If you do have a preference it's like someone has to immediately tell you why one is better than the other. I don't really even like to bother to post which ones I prefer, but rather which games I enjoy instead.

IceJester45
IceJester45

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walmongerer
walmongerer

I like Blu-Ray. It's amazing. Xbox 360 doesn't offer Blu-Ray and if you've ever used Blu-Ray then it's insane to go back to DVD. I'm a movie fan and Blu-Ray is the way to go. PSN is free. I don't have to spend the $60-$70 PER YEAR to play online games. If I have a PS3 for 5 years, it works out cheaper than an Xbox. Simple mathematics. That makes me sensible. The move is terrible. Shouldn't have been made. The Wii proved it. The Kinect is boring. The Kinect proved it. If the move was shipped with EVERY PS3 then they would have sold 10 million as well. I'm glad it wasn't. The exclusives are better on a PS3. It's fact. Sorry, but Uncharted 2 is everyone's game of the year. Fact. There are too many to list. I'm talking good exclusives too. Xbox gets Gears, Forza and Mass Effect... Oh, scratch that last one. Personally, they could have kept it. Didn't fancy it much. I hate the COD games, but liked Killzone 3. LOVED Far Cry 2. Crysis 2 was poo. Homefront online had potential. But failed. All in all, for me, the PS3 is better. For me. Opinions are like bum holes. Everyone has one. IT's just that Xbox owners won't like my opinion. Anyone ever played Little Big Planet 2? InFamous? Uncharted? GT? Twisted Metal? Killzone? Demon Souls? GOW 3? Heavy Rain? Metal Gear? Ratchet and Clank? Resistance? Ridge Racer 7? Socom? Yakuza? Wipeout HD? There are a lot more, but I was talking great games. I did forget Halo on Xbox, but so has everyone else. Cheers.

walmongerer
walmongerer

I find it funny that it matters to people which console sells more. I don't own an Xbox 360 because I have a PS3. That doesn't make me a hater. It makes me sensible. I own a PS3 because I believe it has better games. That's my opinion. I personally hate the controller for the Xbox. it's big and clunky and the analogue sticks are off, but again, that's my personal opinion.

skyman_1981
skyman_1981

Yeah "power of bluray"? Wow that was a good one. You do know that disc based is so 90's tech. Now we have ssd, thumbdrives, etc with much more capacity and no laser, no disc scratch, no disc spin better life, better transfer rates, the list goes on.

IceJester45
IceJester45

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jainjainatishay
jainjainatishay

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jainjainatishay
jainjainatishay

@beardrewz yeah xbox has best controller because every time it runs out of batteries and i have to go to a shop and buy pair of those (extra cost) talking about graphics i think you are too ignorant to ever try uncharted 1 & 2, god of war and other ps3 exclusives which utilize the power of blu ray, 10 times the storage capacity of dvd and show crystal clear jaw dropping 1080p visuals who said you gt5 was a fail it managed to sell more than 7 million copies and gained gr8 reviews from simulator fans and talking about value for money i think they both are priced same and ps3 offers as a 3d blu ray player so i think its always better to be future proof

flyingdutchdog
flyingdutchdog

@jainjainatishay We Xbox people, or most of us are very aware of "your" line-up. The thing is we don't care about your lineup ... that's why we have the 360. Nothing in your lineup impresses me ... face it, not all people are impressed with "your" lineup and "your" taste. PS: I have a PS3 as well, and just enjoy the games on Xbox that much more. So I have access to "your" lineup but none of them are of interest to me.

steelmouth
steelmouth

Yes the Kinect is a huge huge success but i have to admit i expected more from it, i expected it to at least double 360 monthly sales and close in on the Wii unfortunately that time have passed this is as good as it gets for the 360 which is pretty good still

steelmouth
steelmouth

$16.43 billion of revenue in 3 months no wonder Bill is this reach

boctober
boctober

@jainjainatishay, I can see what this is all about. First of all, I enjoy many different genres of gaming. I am mainly going for games that you cannot get on any other system except for XBOX. With never having been an owner of an XBOX before, I have a lot of catching up to do. The Halo games would be one of these. Chromehounds is similar to the Armored Core games. Project Sylpheed is a space simulator with action/RPG elements to it. It scored low, but a lot of people really like this game. You are apprently trying to start something over all of this. Go crawl back in your hole and stop worrying about one upping me. I have a PS3 and do like it. I just wanted something different in the way of gaming.

xarran
xarran

@Phatjam98 How on earth is that crazy that I don't know any person who is waiting for GoW3? I just don't and personally I have the 2 previous and I am not waiting for GoW3 myself. My most awaited games this year have to be Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3 and L.A. Noire. Oh and year my 45+ xbox/xbox360 games + 1 Xbox and 2 Xbox 360 consoles make me a MS hater.. right.

beardrewz
beardrewz

Remember ALL you PS3 fanboys said that Move was going to WIN over KInect??lol lol to all of you. It was so so obvious Kinect was going to suceed. MIcrosoft have Windows 7, they have the xbox 360 with the best onlibe service (and secure) xbox LIVE. The xbox has great hardware the best controller of any console. The xbox CONTINUES to have the better graphic with the best resolution and textures with less screen tear (unlike the ps3). The AA is better, look at Crysis 2 that was so much better on the xbox in lighting and res/AA. Its strange how some fan boys keep saying the ps3 is going to win now it had Killzone 3 etc..lol well it didnt. Final fantasy came out really wrong and now its in the bargain bin and GT5 after 5 years! was a very very poor game...graphics were up and down...shocking release. The Xbox has games, graphics (yes better than the ps3 on all techniacal levels please compare a game) the xbox most of all is simple, KInect is simple and its the future of so much more. And Lastly....the Xbox is so much cheaper and affordable. you get a LOT for your money.

WKK
WKK

Let me be straight up. I own a PS3 and I was going to get a 360 at first, however, the idea of playing online turned me off. I used to be an avid PC gamer. I got used to the idea of playing online for free. We live in the year 2011 now folks, it's about damn time that gaming should be played on an equal level such as free online game for all.

Phatjam98
Phatjam98

@xarran I personally am not a big Gears fan. However, the fact that you dont know a single person that is waiting on Gears 3 is crazy. It is, truly the most anticipated game this year. Now I am waiting on SkyRim and Mass Effect 3, those are my big games this year. But I really dont know anyone that is on pins and needles for Twisted Metal or even inFamous. While I'm sure they will be fun and good games I clearly am a PC gamer and the games on Xbox are a closer match to PC games than those on the PS3. So to each their own but the comments you've made simply make you out to be a MS hater.

LoveSack
LoveSack

i like my 360, crucify me if you must

jainjainatishay
jainjainatishay

@boctober in your lineup of 10 games there are 3 halos, 1 dead rising which is no more a exclusive, project sylpheed which scored a 5.5, chrome hound which i have never heard of...............now compare that with our lineup which you might be aware of

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Yeah I actually like my Kinect. While I may only play it once or twice every two weeks, it still offers a different, fun experience. Kinect Adventures,Kinect Sports, and Dance Central are all pretty solid games. Yeah they need more but I'd rather they focus on the other type of games, which use the standard controller, or maybe some new IPs. I also think it would be nice if it were used more in some of the already established franchises, but more for certain instances, or mini games within the title, instead of trying to turn certain full fledged titles into motion based games. Like using it for hand gestures in certain FPS, or picking locks in Splinter Cell. Something like that would make the experience a lot more intuitive. I like Kinect but love my standard controller!

blackace
blackace

Microsoft is doing much better with the XBox 360 then they did with the original XBox. I guess they learned something. Now they just need to figure out how to make more exclusive software. Stop relying on 3rd party support for games.

flexin007
flexin007

TIME TO ADD A FIRST PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

howardorr
howardorr

What a shock headline: "Big Company Makes Lots Of Money"

axlroselm
axlroselm

i think microsoft win the console war against sony in this generation. i dont know if its good or bad. but bastards win.

TC_Squared
TC_Squared

@GunGriffin, Take it from someone who not only owns both the PS3 and Xbox 360, but has owned both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Rainbow Six Vegas 1 & 2, Saints Row 2, GTA IV, GTA Episodes of Liberty City, TC's Endwar, Assassin's Creed 1 & 2, Lost Planet, Fallout 3, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, and Red Faction: Guerilla, to tell you that neither system has better AI like you claim. Also, Splinter Cell Conviction is a lousy example of Xbox 360's AI power, as Conviction has worse AI than every SC prior. When a gun fight starts, the enemies remain in the same spot, screaming "I'm holding position." In the prior SC games, as well as Uncharted 2, the enemies try and flank your position. Also, your description of the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 were the flaws in the unfinished demo, not the final released version. Go ahead and look it up.

boarwar
boarwar

can they just make a website that has a continuously updates by the minute/second M$ profit margin? Theres an update on xbox profits like every other week. U swear with all the horn tooting there would be some mediocre new titles to spawn from this.

RobbySpry
RobbySpry

@TheArcade Hehe, might be a rarity around here though, ol' chum. ;)

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

I can't wait to see how many PS3's we get traded in by the end of the month

Akijo
Akijo

I'm really willing to see the April sales :P With the PS Not-work problem the 360 might have sold lots of consoles