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 Jan 27, 2006 - 11:00 AM - by Michael
* MS revenue good, games division not?

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Microsoft's profits are up - and Gamasutra's report indicates their Games division is still running unprofitable.

Then again, they did just release a new console. And the consoles are always sold at a lost, to get them into homes.

The company revealed that 1.5 million Xbox 360 console units shipped worldwide up to December 31, a figure which more than offset the approximate $300 million revenue impact of the Halo 2 launch that occurred in the second quarter of fiscal year 2005. There was an overall increase in Xbox revenue of $125 million or 12% for the quarter, and strength of new PC games software sales, especially Ensemble's Age of Empires III, was also noted as good for revenue.

However, there were a number of cautionary statements from Microsoft in looking forward. The company confirmed: "Currently, Xbox consoles have negative gross margin," and the company did not give a timeframe in which economies of scale or component discounts would help this problem.

 

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