Microsoft Expects Better Performance For Xbox In US and UK This Holiday Season, But Lower Revenue

Owing to lower price points for the Xbox One S.

Posted By | On 21st, Oct. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Microsoft are expecting that the Xbox One’s newfound success in the US and UK will continue into the holiday season. At their newest financial briefing, they noted that they expected gaming to continue to e a driver of growth for the company, especially on Windows 10, and for the Xbox One to continue performing well in North America and UK.

“Gaming is a leading driver of engagement on Windows 10, and opens up new experiences and scenarios across Windows devices,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said. “For the past three consecutive months Xbox One has been the number one selling console in the United States giving us strong momentum heading into the Holiday season.

“Our highly engaged Xbox Live fan base continues to grow across Windows 10, iOS and Android across up 21% year-over-year, and we now have 20 bullion hours of gameplay on Windows 10 PCs and tablets, over 5% increase year over year.”

CFO Amy Hood reiterated that strong performance from Xbox in US and UK is expected- though Microsoft are expecting lower revenues, given the lower price points for the console this year.

“In gaming we expect strong share performance in key markets like the U.S. and the U.K. this holiday, but overall revenue will decline given lower price points and lower overall console units as mix shifts towards Xbox One and Xbox One S. We expect continued active engagement growth on our gaming platform, given the holiday season.”

For this Holiday season, the Xbox One S will be going up against Sony’s PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro, and PSVR. Microsoft don’t have as many new hardware units, but they do have strong games, such as Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3.

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  • crazy_black_man-

    Heeey Disqus is back from the brink of nothingness.

    Since when does better performance come with lower revenue? In other words we had to give a lot of stuff away to add some new subscribers(suckers). Who’s in the MS spin room this time? Kellyanne Conway?


    • Gamez Rule

      Sony are launching two major hardwares in one quarter so Sony should find themselves in the perfect situation going into Christmas as both MS and Nintendo are offering nothing new?

      Between the PS4, PRO and PSVR, Sony will destroy everything this holiday you’ll see. PS4-Pro is much more powerful then what the competition offers with loads more games too, as well as huge support from 3rd parties, and real console exclusives = a win win for Sony.

      PS4 has already won the sales race and won this gen with more support than other consoles…So is it really a question on who won this gen or who has the most sales worldwide, and who will selling more consoles at Holiday / Christmas times?

      PS4-Pro has native 4k AAA games like NBA 2K17 / Fallout 4, etc so don’t know why people think PS4-Pro is crap ( when it’s not even released yet ) Also people are impatient and won’t want to wait for Scorpio knowing that PS4-Pro is up and ready for this Christmas time, and mums and dads will see the PS4-Pro being the big thing for kids and that’s why parents buy☺

      “For the past three consecutive months Xbox One has been the number one selling console in the United States”… And how long has Xbone been released for that too take place….Nearly three years LMAO!

      PS4-Pro is on my kids list, as well as my own☺

  • Mr Xrat

    Of course it does, it’s the only time they get them to sell.


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