Microsoft Sees Fall In Gaming Revenue, Xbox Live Subscriptions

But things look to get better with the Xbox One S’s newfound momentum.

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

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Microsoft had a great quarter with growth seen in each segment- except for gaming. Revenues for the Xbox division of the company apparently fell, as did Xbox Live active subscriptions.

Gaming revenue was down by 5% year on year; Xbox Live subscribers went up year on year by 21%, but at 47 million active users, they were actually down from the previous quarter, when they were at 49 million. The lower revenues for the Xbox division were attributed to the Xbox 360 being transitioned out, and to a lower pricing scheme.

Microsoft apparently expects the trend pertaining to revenues, at least, to continue– that said, they also have noted that Xbox One sales are up in North America and UK. If that trend continues, then who knows? Maybe a year from now, Microsoft will be reporting growth for their gaming division, too. That’ll be some good momentum for them going into the launch of the Xbox Scorpio.

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  • LifeOnMars

    When Scorpio is finaly released it must be within $50 of the PS4 Pro, if not Xbox Live subscription will contiue to fall even more. An elite overpriced console will not sell in great numbers and will only appeal to the xbox fanboys and gamer euthusiasts who will already have a current Xbox Live subscription.

    • crazy_black_man-

      And most of the intelligent ones see the pc getting the Xbox Live service for free and then will decide that the Xbox Scorpio is still not be worth it. These poor numbers will probably mean that Play Anywhere has already shown itself to be another failed endeavor without enough good games making the digital sales worth it.

  • Mr Xrat

    Aaron Slugberg would be doing backflips if he could haul his porky *** out of his chair.

  • crazy_black_man-

    This is great news for the industry! You go and announce to your fan base that their will be this “premium console” coming a whole year away, to scare them off from buying your competitor’s newest product options which include a newer, more powerful console, and a new virtual reality headset. So if course you don’t get any new subscriptions when people decide it’s best to not waste money on the Xbox One S(another failure), and wait until next year for this so called premium Xbox console that they’ve been hoping for since Sony crushed their all their hopes and dreams back in 2013. Hilariousness!


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