Article written by tsa staff.
Published on 20/04/2012 at 11:39 AM.
Sales of the Xbox 360 halved in the last quarter compared to the previous year’s same three months, Microsoft’s financial reports indicate.
For the period ending March 31st, 1.4 million consoles were shipped, which is approximately half of what it did in 2011. With the reduced sales, revenue for the platform dropped a third, to approximately $580 million.
Xbox Live revenues increased.
The Xbox 360 revenue amounted to around 33% of the $1.6 million total the division brought in, which saw an overall drop of 16%. The Entertainment and Devices division includes the likes of Skype and Microsoft’s Windows Phone licensing.
$100 million is, Microsoft claim, due to R&D, presumably for a new console.
Tough figures, but they’re likely to be echoed by Sony at least, especially as the 360 remains the top-selling console, and has done for 15 consecutive months.