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Microsoft reports record Lumia and Surface sales, strong Xbox sales

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jan 2015 18:05 User comments (1)

Microsoft reports record Lumia and Surface sales, strong Xbox sales Despite a generally disappointing earnings report, there were a few bright spots for Microsoft, who announced some record earnings in a few categories.
In the hardware categories that Microsoft has been focusing on, there were some hits.

The company sold 10.5 million Lumia phones, with revenues of $2.3 billion. Last quarter those figures were 9.3 million and $2.6 billion, showing that the average price for Lumia devices went way down. The company sold $1.1 billion worth of Surface tablets, higher than the $908 million in revenue it brought in for the devices last quarter.

Regardless, the actual amount of phones and tablets sold hit record highs for the quarter, which must make Microsoft happy even if they are not making any money.

Microsoft also sold 6.6. million Xbox consoles, although the company did not break down how many were Xbox 360 and how many were Xbox One. This was a drop year-over-year from 7.4 million but that quarter had the launch of the Xbox One, so the drop makes some sense. Over the holidays, Microsoft slashed the price of the Xbox One, which led to a boost in sales and likely the strongest quarter yet for the next-gen console.

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12.2.2015 23:04

Recently while traveling on an extended train journey I noticed my neighbour using a not so recent Lumia phone. I was really surprised at the responsiveness of the device. I feel there is plenty of scope for M$ to increase their market share substantially.

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