Microsoft Posts Q2 2011 Earnings: Windows Sales Decrease, Xbox 360 And Kinect Sales Increase
Microsoft has just announced Q2 2011 earnings and once again, we noticed that gaming income is growing while Windows sales are decreasing. Steve Ballmer reported that Microsoft has a $6.63 billion profit in Q2 2011 from a total of $19.95 billion in revenue.
The Redmond-based company recorded an 8% decrease in Windows sales, but it doesn’t matter too much because Microsoft gathered $5.05 billion from Windows and Windows Live services. The division that brought Microsoft a record in revenues is the Entertainment and Devices Division which brought $3.6 billion thanks to Xbox 360, Kinect, and Xbox Live sales.
The difference between gaming and Windows divisions is now “minimal.” Previously the gap was of $3.1 billion, but now the Xbox sales have caught up with Windows sales and the gap stands at $1.3 billion. This is an important thing because it shows that the gaming industry is one of the fastest growing in the world and Microsoft doesn’t look like stopping.
You can read Microsoft’s press release containing the full earnings details of Q2 2011 fiscal year at this link here.