Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 08 July 2010 09:50

Microsoft makes a bomb from Xbox Live

Written by Nick Farell


$1.2 Billion and rising
Microsoft's Xbox Live service racked in $1.2 billion revenue for the fiscal 2009 year. According to figures found by Bloomberg, 12.5 million Xbox Live users paid an annual fee to play games online which amounted to $600 million in revenue.

Xbox Live COO Dennis Durkin told the financial magazine that on top of that, sales of DLC, movies and TV topped subscription revenue for the first time ever, and by a significant margin, leading us to the final $1.2 billion figure.

While the Xbox360 is only just profitable, the success with Xbox Live is key to Microsoft's Entertainment division. While the world+dog bangs on about Microsoft's inability to come up with new ideas it seems to have worked quite well on this idea. If the figures are right then it means that Redmond's revenue has jumped from $800 million in just a few years.

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments