Xbox 360 Ships 57.6 Million Worldwide
Microsoft has just released its numbers for the Xbox 360 and they seem to be doing pretty well. They have shipped 2.3 million this quarter and this made the Xbox 360 total shipments at 57.6 million. The PS3 numbers will be revealed next week, but right now it’s at 51.8 million.
Entertainment And Devices Division —> Operating Income $352 million
EDD revenue increased primarily reflecting higher Xbox 360 platform revenue and Windows Phone revenue. Xbox 360 platform revenue grew $114 million or 7%, led by higher Xbox LIVE revenue, offset in part by decreased video game revenue and lower volumes of Xbox 360 consoles sold.
Video game revenue decreased due to strong sales of Halo Reach in the prior year. We shipped 2.3 million Xbox 360 consoles during the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, compared with 2.8 million Xbox 360 consoles during the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.
EDD operating income decreased reflecting higher operating expenses, offset in part by revenue growth. Cost of revenue grew $173 million or 19% primarily due to higher royalty costs resulting from an increase in Xbox LIVE digital marketplace third-party content sold and sales of Gears of War 3, offset in part by decreased product costs due to fewer sales of Xbox 360 consoles.
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