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    Xbox completes another profitable year as Xbox Live grows 15%

    Total revenues were up in Q4 and the full year
    Microsoft has just announced its fourth quarter and full-year fiscal results for the period ended on June 30, and the numbers showed some positive sales growth for the Entertainment and Devices division, which houses the Xbox business. For the fourth quarter, sales grew by 20 percent, totaling $1.78 billion and for the year, revenues climbed from $8.92 billion to $9.59 billion.
    While sales were up, profits were actually down for both the fourth quarter and the fiscal year. Q4 saw a net loss of $263 million (as compared with a net income of $11 million a year earlier). On the bright side, the full year finished in the black with total income of $364 million (down from $1.26 billion a year ago).
    Microsoft attributed much of its revenue gains in Q4 to the addition of Skype. Xbox Live membership also grew by 15 percent, the company said. 1.1 million Xbox 360 consoles were shipped during the fourth quarter, down from 1.7 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011. "Even in the soft console market, Xbox 360 maintained its market share leadership position in the US," Microsoft boasted.
    Overall, Microsoft had another record fourth quarter for revenue, hitting $18.06 billion. "We delivered record fourth quarter and annual revenue, and we're fast approaching the most exciting launch season in Microsoft history," said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft. "Over the coming year, we'll release the next versions of Windows, Office, Windows Server, Windows Phone, and many other products and services that will drive our business forward and provide unprecedented opportunity to our customers and partners."

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    MS posts record $18.06 billion for the quarter, Xbox top-selling console for 18 months running

    http://www.joystiq.com/2012/07/19/ms...x-top-selling/

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    Q4 saw a net loss of $263 million (as compared with a net income of $11 million a year earlier). On the bright side, the full year finished in the black with total income of $364 million (down from $1.26 billion a year ago).
    We all know why...

    Costs money to get the next gen started....

    They really have been putting a lot of money into behinds the scenes stuff, I mean christ look at the Xbox app on ipod now.
    All this sets them up to be quite a way ahead when the next gen start next year.
    I'lll bet my house on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    We all know why...

    Costs money to get the next gen started....

    They really have been putting a lot of money into behinds the scenes stuff, I mean christ look at the Xbox app on ipod now.
    All this sets them up to be quite a way ahead when the next gen start next year.
    I'lll bet my house on it.
    Yea, it should really be a smooth transition into next gen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    Yea, it should really be a smooth transition into next gen.
    When you think about how connected they are getting with these apps, and website etc, the difference between Xbox Live and PSN next gen is going to be about the same as it was at the beginning of this gen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    When you think about how connected they are getting with these apps, and website etc, the difference between Xbox Live and PSN next gen is going to be about the same as it was at the beginning of this gen.
    I'm actually quite excited to see where they go with live. With all the added horsepower it should really be a significant improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    Yea, it should really be a smooth transition into next gen.
    Yeah MS is definitely in a good place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    Yeah MS is definitely in a good place.
    Indeed.

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    263million loss. crikies, GTA5 exclusivity is expensive...

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    360 top selling console for 18 months running. Impressive. MS has come a long way compared to last gen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    263million loss. crikies, GTA5 exclusivity is expensive...
    LOL,

    Jesus, imagine that though, my god, wouldn't that upset the apple cart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    263million loss. crikies, GTA5 exclusivity is expensive...
    If that was indeed true, $236 mil would be a drop in the bucket compared to what it would make them. It takes money to make money and MS apparently has craploads of it!
    I don't need no stinkin' signature!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    263million loss. crikies, GTA5 exclusivity is expensive...
    That would be crazy, but COD exclusivity would have been even better, as far as a huge hit. But we already know that BLOPS is multi. Maybe Modern Warfare 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    360 top selling console for 18 months running. Impressive. MS has come a long way compared to last gen.
    And it's well deserved too for pushing the envelope.
    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    LOL,

    Jesus, imagine that though, my god, wouldn't that upset the apple cart.
    Both ways, wouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sufi View Post
    And it's well deserved too for pushing the envelope.

    Both ways, wouldn't it?
    Oh yeah, anybody doing it would upset the apple cart.
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