Microsoft Has "High Hopes" for Xbox Live on Consoles Plus PC: "Great Holiday for All Gamers"

During Microsoft’s earnings conference call for investors and analysts, the company’s top executives talked about what we can expect in the upcoming months.

According to Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood, revenue for the More Personal Computing segment (that includes the Xbox and gaming businesses) will be between 12 and 12.4 billion dollars for the next the fiscal quarter (which will include the Holiday season), ending on december 31st.

Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella also talked about the upcoming Holiday season:

“Xbox Live continues to grow active usage, and every day over half of the Xbox One userbase is engaged in the service.

It will be a great Holiday for all gamers. The beta release of Minecraft for Windows 10 is off to a strong start with players having already placed over half a billion blocks.

And next week we’re excited to launch one of the most anticipated games these Holidays, with Halo 5: Guardians. This new Halo includes an epic hunt for Master Chief, along with groundbreaking multiplayer matches on Xbox live.

As a result, I confidently predict that time will become much more scarce for Xbox One owners starting on Tuesday.”

Nadella also mentioned later in the call that Microsoft has “high hopes” on what they can achieve for engagement on Xbox Live on consoles plus PC.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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