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1.3 million Xbox 360s sold from January to March

1.3 million Xbox 360 consoles were sold from January through March, a 9 percent drop from the same period last year. Microsoft announced financial results for the software giant and its Entertainment & Devices division last night.

The division, which includes Xbox as well as Windows Phone and Skype, posted $2.53 billion in revenue. That's up 56 percent from the third quarter of 2012, which saw $1.62 billion in revenue.

Microsoft said Xbox Live membership currently stands at more than 46 million, presumably including both Silver and Gold accounts. Transactional revenue grew at "double the rate of member growth," meaning people are spending 36 percent more on Xbox Live products than they were this time last year.

Microsoft's overall operating income grew 19 percent to $7.61 billion.

7 comments

  • Vincent Wolf - April 24, 2013 5:09 a.m.

    Gotta admit, I've bought one myself too not so long ago. In late december. Why? Was bored to hell with my PC and wanted to play my favorite Halo games. Unfortunately overall move to online I noticed in those games disappointed me greatly and I think this will be the last console I've ever bought.
  • RonnyLive19881 - April 19, 2013 8:30 p.m.

    PS2 sold great well after it should have died.
  • ricsuave - April 19, 2013 3:26 p.m.

    Noooo! Really?? A six year old console that is in it's last run before it's replacement comes out is selling less that the year before??? I've never heard of such a thing! Smh at ridiculous journalism...
  • haxxoromg - April 19, 2013 5:15 p.m.

    woah there mr fanboy, no need to get your titties in a twist. do you see them saying that this is an appalling, unacceptable blow to microsoft and for gaming everywhere? they're reporting financial information from a major console manufacturer, and if you think that's "ridiculous journalism", then you should probably spend a bit more time reading.
  • Dave2123 - April 19, 2013 7:38 p.m.

    The original comment was a bit too sarcastic, but I don't believe he was demonstrating fan boy attitude. Neither of you should really have been that harsh. The article wasn't about the fact that 360s didn't sell as well this quarter compared to 2012, it was just stating facts, I believe; I don't think there was any opinion or judgement in the article. The first comment misinterpreted the article, but the second should have corrected him not just put him down.
  • jonathan-tribble - April 19, 2013 3:25 p.m.

    They do have a new system coming out shortly, I know if my 360 were to break that I'd just wait until next gen.

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