1.4 million Xbox One and Xbox 360 Consoles Shipped in Latest Quarter; Xbox Revenue Up 27%
Microsoft just released its earnings statement for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015, and the company announced positive results overall.
The company also announced its full year results, that you can see below:
CEO Satya Nadella also released a statement, expressing satisfaction with the investment on Xbox (among other markets) paying off:
Our approach to investing in areas where we have differentiation and opportunity is paying off with Surface, Xbox, Bing, Office 365, Azure and Dynamics CRM Online all growing by at least double-digits. And the upcoming release of Windows 10 will create new opportunities for Microsoft and our ecosystem
In particular, 1.4 million Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles combined have been shipped between April 1st and June 30th. Here are the relevant bullet points shared via press release.
- Xbox Platform revenue increased $86 million or 10%, driven by higher volumes of consoles sold, offset in part by lower prices of Xbox Ones sold. We sold 1.4 million consoles in the fourth quarter compared to 1.1 million consoles during the prior year.
- Computing and Gaming Hardware revenue included an unfavorable foreign currency impact of approximately 6%.
- Xbox Live transactions revenue increased $205 million or 58%, reflecting increased users and revenue per user.
- Total Xbox revenue grew 27% based on strong growth in consoles, Xbox Live transactions and first party games.
The newly released shipment numbers brings the total of Xbox consoles moved for the fiscal year that just ended to 12.1 million, compared to 11.7 million shipped in the previous fiscal year.
Below you can see graphs showing performance of the Computing and Gaming Hardware segment (which includes Xbox consoles) and the DC & Other segment, which includes Xbox Live and first party games.
Lastly, you can check out a revenue breakdown by segment: