Microsoft Announces Q1 FY08 Earnings
I’ll save you from all the boring details of Microsoft’s quarter one fiscal year ’08 earnings report (that title in and of itself is boring, no?) and share with you some of the highlights. It all more or less amounts to bragging, but there are some interesting numbers to come out of it all.
- The Xbox 360 has now tallied 13.4 million sales worldwide, with 1.8 million sales in the quarter.
- Halo 3 generated somewhere in the neighborhood of $330 million in revenue for Microsoft.
- During September, Xbox 360 games outsold those on Wii and PS3 combined by a 3:1 margin.
All in all, the news for the Entertainment and Devices division was fairly unexciting, although previously every earnings report was fairly negative. Halo 3 really provided Microsoft with a major boost; it’s simply amazing what one game can do.