Microsoft fiscal 2013, Q2: Xbox still on top, Entertainment revenue down
byJordan Mallory||January 24th 2013 at 6:00pmJanuary 24th 2013 6:00 pm
Microsoft's financial statement for the three month period ending December 31, 2012 (aka Q2 fiscal 2013) has been released, and amid the breakdowns of the Windows Division's revenue increase and the Server & Tool division's year-over-year whatever is some information our readers actually care about.
Specifically, the Entertainment and Devices Division, which includes everything Xbox, experienced an 11 percent year-over-year decrease in revenue as compared with 2011; $3.77 billion versus $4.23 billion, respectively. Still, the Xbox 360 was the best-selling console in the United States, as it has been for the last 22 months.
As a whole, Microsoft's Q2 revenue (read: gross income) rang up at $21.45 billion, up three percent when compared to 2011, but its operating (read: net) income went down by three percent to $7.77 billion, which is only enough to buy about 26.7 billion mechanical pencils.