Microsoft Annual Gaming Revenue Passes $10 Billion, Xbox Live Users Rise

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#1 Posted by Ant_17 (12117 posts) -

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/microsoft-annual-gaming-revenue-passes-10-billion-/1100-6460569/

Microsoft's gaming business is on the up and up. The company today reported earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended June 30, and times are good for the Xbox business.

For the quarter, Microsoft gaming revenue amounted to $2.28 billion, while full-year revenue came in at $10.35 billion. This represents growth compared to $1.64 billion this quarter last year and $9.05 billion for the full previous fiscal year.

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#2 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36055 posts) -

Well, looks like MS ain't leaving games anytime soon. Sorry herms, cows, and sheep!

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#3 Posted by Archangel3371 (27568 posts) -

Good. I want Microsoft to stay in the console space for a very long time.

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#4 Posted by cainetao11 (36495 posts) -

WHERE ARE THE PROFITS?!!!! GET OUT MICROSOFT!!!!

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#5 Posted by Mandzilla (4032 posts) -

@nintendoboy16: Hey I am happy to see Microsoft and Sony doing well, the more the merrier.

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#6 Posted by GarGx1 (10928 posts) -

Yet some people will still insist they are failing and losing money on their gaming division.

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#7 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (18683 posts) -

Yep, Xbox is healthy... and it's good for the industry.

And it's probably only going to get better too once their new studios start pumping out games and more people take up subscriptions like Game Pass etc.

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#8 Posted by Needhealing (2042 posts) -

Wasn't th

@hrt_rulz01 said:

Yep, Xbox is healthy... and it's good for the industry.

And it's probably only going to get better too once their new studios start pumping out games and more people take up subscriptions like Game Pass etc.

Too bad Sony's game division makes x2 more revenue.

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#9 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18683 posts) -

@needhealing said:

Wasn't th

@hrt_rulz01 said:

Yep, Xbox is healthy... and it's good for the industry.

And it's probably only going to get better too once their new studios start pumping out games and more people take up subscriptions like Game Pass etc.

Too bad Sony's game division makes x2 more revenue.

Um, and?

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#10 Posted by I_P_Daily (11400 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01 said:
@needhealing said:

Wasn't th

@hrt_rulz01 said:

Yep, Xbox is healthy... and it's good for the industry.

And it's probably only going to get better too once their new studios start pumping out games and more people take up subscriptions like Game Pass etc.

Too bad Sony's game division makes x2 more revenue.

Um, and?

C'mon mate its the cow mantra, no matter what MS does, to them Sony will always be better lol.

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#11 Posted by phbz (4316 posts) -

#Shomeedaporfitz

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#12 Posted by scatteh316 (10137 posts) -

Keep going Microsoft and then pump the money in to game developers for next generation.

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#13 Posted by SecretPolice (35085 posts) -

Xbox Monstrous. :P.

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#14 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30711 posts) -

I hope Age of Empires IV makes them 10 billion more.

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#15 Posted by I_P_Daily (11400 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

I hope Age of Empires IV makes them 10 billion more.

I hope they lose money from it.

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#16 Posted by stuff238 (3284 posts) -

Most of that “revenue” is from PC, cell phones and other “gaming/entertainment”.

The Xbox division is still a massive flop and loses billions.

And lol at lems not talking about “profit”. Apparently they don’t know the difference between “profit” and “revenue”.

The fact is, Xbox can die at any time with the poor performance the last 20 years. Microsoft can only hide the sales numbers for so long from investors.

Xbox is such shambles they have to use “crossed” to describe things or charts bragging how 1 billion headshots happened in a halo game LMAO

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#17 Posted by PC_Rocks (2013 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

I hope Age of Empires IV makes them 10 billion more.

Not if they lock it behind Windows Store.

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#18 Posted by Celsius765 (2390 posts) -

@nintendoboy16: don't be someone has to be there to compete with Sony and to kick them in the pants when they're getting lazy. And they do get lazy

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#19 Posted by scatteh316 (10137 posts) -
@stuff238 said:

Most of that “revenue” is from PC, cell phones and other “gaming/entertainment”.

The Xbox division is still a massive flop and loses billions.

And lol at lems not talking about “profit”. Apparently they don’t know the difference between “profit” and “revenue”.

The fact is, Xbox can die at any time with the poor performance the last 20 years. Microsoft can only hide the sales numbers for so long from investors.

Xbox is such shambles they have to use “crossed” to describe things or charts bragging how 1 billion headshots happened in a halo game LMAO

Righttttttt................... you need to do research before posting to avoid yourself looking stupid.

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#20 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30711 posts) -
@pc_rocks said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

I hope Age of Empires IV makes them 10 billion more.

Not if they lock it behind Windows Store.

Oh they will. Age of Empires DE, Gears 4, Forza 7, Forza Horizon 3&4, etc ... are never coming to steam.

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#21 Posted by pdogg93 (1528 posts) -

“Hey guys we only needed to spend 12 billion to bring in 10 billion!”

-MS

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#22 Posted by Ant_17 (12117 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:
@hrt_rulz01 said:
@needhealing said:

Wasn't th

@hrt_rulz01 said:

Yep, Xbox is healthy... and it's good for the industry.

And it's probably only going to get better too once their new studios start pumping out games and more people take up subscriptions like Game Pass etc.

Too bad Sony's game division makes x2 more revenue.

Um, and?

C'mon mate its the cow mantra, no matter what MS does, to them Sony will always be better lol.

Cause Sony is better.

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#23 Edited by QuadKnight (12916 posts) -

How much of that revenue is actually from Xbox and how much is actual profit? That’s the question we need to be asking but it’s a question MS will never answer for obvious floptastic reasons. The same way they’ve been hiding actual Xbone sales for years is the same way they are dubious with telling us how much money the flopping console is making.

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#24 Posted by Ant_17 (12117 posts) -

@quadknight said:

How much of that revenue is actually from Xbox and how much is actual profit? That’s the question we need to be asking but it’s a question MS will never answer for obvious floptastic reasons. The same way they’ve been hiding actual Xbone sales for years is the same way they are dubious with telling us how much money the flopping console is making.

We have a better chance findind El Dorado than finding what the sales numbers are.

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#25 Posted by scatteh316 (10137 posts) -
@Ant_17 said:
@quadknight said:

How much of that revenue is actually from Xbox and how much is actual profit? That’s the question we need to be asking but it’s a question MS will never answer for obvious floptastic reasons. The same way they’ve been hiding actual Xbone sales for years is the same way they are dubious with telling us how much money the flopping console is making.

We have a better chance findind El Dorado than finding what the sales numbers are.

So what you're saying is that we should send Nathan Drake after them?

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#26 Posted by Ant_17 (12117 posts) -

@scatteh316 said:
@Ant_17 said:
@quadknight said:

How much of that revenue is actually from Xbox and how much is actual profit? That’s the question we need to be asking but it’s a question MS will never answer for obvious floptastic reasons. The same way they’ve been hiding actual Xbone sales for years is the same way they are dubious with telling us how much money the flopping console is making.

We have a better chance findind El Dorado than finding what the sales numbers are.

So what you're saying is that we should send Nathan Drake after them?

We should!

Final battle is with Phil in a room with lazer shooting Kinects.

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#27 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30711 posts) -
@i_p_daily said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

I hope Age of Empires IV makes them 10 billion more.

I hope they lose money from it.

Funny man. Whenever there is a steam sale going on Age of Empires is among the top sellers.

The series that never truly dies.

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#28 Posted by mojito1988 (3530 posts) -

As if there was really any doubt that MS was doing well.

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#29 Edited by Bread_or_Decide (28846 posts) -

Ahh, love when reality comes in to show that gamers don't know jack shit about business or this industry.

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#30 Posted by PC_Rocks (2013 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:
@pc_rocks said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

I hope Age of Empires IV makes them 10 billion more.

Not if they lock it behind Windows Store.

Oh they will. Age of Empires DE, Gears 4, Forza 7, Forza Horizon 3&4, etc ... are never coming to steam.

I know. Just saying it won't reach those numbers.

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#31 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18683 posts) -

@Ant_17: Lmao.

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#32 Posted by j2zon2591 (3571 posts) -

I hope they get more money to fund MS' AAA versions of GoW, Uncharted, TLoU, Bloodborne, Gravity Rush 2, HZD on top of a possible open world FPS Halo with SP.

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#33 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30711 posts) -
@pc_rocks said:

I know. Just saying it won't reach those numbers.

Which is a shame. I'm pretty sure Age of Empires: DE is dead too.

But I just want a great new Age of Empires game. I really don't care what DRM its tied behind, wether it be Steam or Windows Store.

All I think is MS should be nice enough to release a nice boxed version alongside it. They allow people multiple ways to purchase Xbox games, but PC gamers get one way and that's it ?

pfffffft

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#34 Posted by Pedro (33917 posts) -

LOL. MS is doomed with its over 14% increase in revenue.

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#35 Posted by MonsieurX (38989 posts) -

RIP Microsoft. They need to stop their gaming division ASAP

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#36 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (25195 posts) -
@GarGx1 said:

Yet some people will still insist they are failing and losing money on their gaming division.

And people still insist that Microsoft needs to charge them yearly for online access so Microsoft can stay afloat. They should be the ones labeled sheep. Lol

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#37 Posted by mowgly1 (1209 posts) -

And profits are....?

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#38 Posted by Zaryia (8178 posts) -
@nintendoboy16 said:

Sorry herms,

Uhhh, huh? XB being around means more MS Exclusives, which means more PC AAA and AAs.

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#39 Edited by Jag85 (13338 posts) -
@stuff238 said:

Most of that “revenue” is from PC, cell phones and other “gaming/entertainment”.

The Xbox division is still a massive flop and loses billions.

I was going to mention that most of Microsoft's gaming revenue comes from Windows and only a fraction comes from Xbox.

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#40 Posted by MarkAndExecute (447 posts) -

@mowgly1: They have the financial resources to invest in a next gen console that can greatly outperform Sony or Nintendo's next console. Heck, as mildy profitable as Nintendo is, they always go on the super cheap end of console development. I mean, with all that money, why not design a super duper Switch 2.5 that is more powerful than the PS4 Pro/Xbox One X combined? Oh wait...they can't afford it.

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#41 Posted by lundy86_4 (52652 posts) -

@MarkAndExecute: Nintendo has stupid cash reserves. That isn't how the company operates, and it never will... They've largely avoided the razor/razor-blade model, and have largely sold for profit.

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#42 Posted by asylumni (3302 posts) -

Microsoft's gaming business is on the up and up.

I wasn't aware that the legality of MS's gaming business was in question. Good to know, I guess.

Or is this like the mobster with his "totally legitimate business"?

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#43 Posted by MarkAndExecute (447 posts) -

@lundy86_4: They're not making a lot per Switch unit though....to build one costs $257 each, and that's not even taking into account the distribution channels it has to go through before it gets sold through to customer. Yes they have a lot of cash on hand, yet they can't build a premium Switch with 4k graphics that can easily best the PS4/One X...but Microsoft can because they have much larger cash reserves.

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#44 Posted by I_P_Daily (11400 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:
@i_p_daily said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

I hope Age of Empires IV makes them 10 billion more.

I hope they lose money from it.

Funny man. Whenever there is a steam sale going on Age of Empires is among the top sellers.

The series that never truly dies.

Not funny, i'm being serious. I hope it bombs big time, and you mention Steam isn't the new game on Win 10 only?

If it does bomb hopefully MS learn a lesson to not chase the fools gold that is PC.

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#45 Posted by I_P_Daily (11400 posts) -

@Ant_17 said:
@i_p_daily said:
@hrt_rulz01 said:
@needhealing said:

Wasn't th

@hrt_rulz01 said:

Yep, Xbox is healthy... and it's good for the industry.

And it's probably only going to get better too once their new studios start pumping out games and more people take up subscriptions like Game Pass etc.

Too bad Sony's game division makes x2 more revenue.

Um, and?

C'mon mate its the cow mantra, no matter what MS does, to them Sony will always be better lol.

Cause Sony is better at milking its fanbase.

You make a good point ant and I agree 110% :)

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#46 Posted by so_hai (3819 posts) -

The XBox division could run at a huge loss indefinitely anyhow. It's not going to go away just because it might not make big gains...

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#47 Posted by PC_Rocks (2013 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:
@pc_rocks said:

I know. Just saying it won't reach those numbers.

Which is a shame. I'm pretty sure Age of Empires: DE is dead too.

But I just want a great new Age of Empires game. I really don't care what DRM its tied behind, wether it be Steam or Windows Store.

All I think is MS should be nice enough to release a nice boxed version alongside it. They allow people multiple ways to purchase Xbox games, but PC gamers get one way and that's it ?

pfffffft

Me too, my love for Age of Empires is much greater than my hate for UWP/Windows Store but as you said it's a shame it won't be able to reach those numbers.

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#48 Posted by PC_Rocks (2013 posts) -

@Jag85 said:
@stuff238 said:

Most of that “revenue” is from PC, cell phones and other “gaming/entertainment”.

The Xbox division is still a massive flop and loses billions.

I was going to mention that most of Microsoft's gaming revenue comes from Windows and only a fraction comes from Xbox.

Indeed. Those revenue include software royalties and services from Havok, Simplygon, PlayFab as well and all those ae development technologies/tools that MS licenses. I believe Nadella even mentioned those as the increase in the same revenue.

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#49 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30711 posts) -
@i_p_daily said:

Not funny, i'm being serious. I hope it bombs big time, and you mention Steam isn't the new game on Win 10 only?

If it does bomb hopefully MS learn a lesson to not chase the fools gold that is PC.

I still don't understand why.

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#50 Posted by lundy86_4 (52652 posts) -

@MarkAndExecute: They don't use the razor/razor-blade model like Sony and MS conistently do. Ninty always sells units at a profit, plus makes money through software and services. Sony and MS have always (IIRC) sold units at a loss initially, and made money through games and services. Over time, hardware becomes more and more profitable. You seem to have pretty basic knowledge regarding this, so we can't really take you seriously.