Microsoft has released its economic results for its most recent fiscal quarter in the early hours of the night and there are included many hardware elements and programs that do not interest us, but also the Xbox division. This continues to experience great growth.
In the period between January 1 and March 31, the active users of Xbox Live have been 63 million, a net increase over the 59 million of the same period in 2018. The figure does experience a decline compared to the final quarter of 2018, but it is a logical fall since we talked about the Christmas season and, in fact, much smaller than expected.
Revenues for video games were 2,363 million dollars, an increase of 5% compared to the first quarter of 2018. If we talk about software and services of Xbox One, there is a growth of 12%, thanks mainly to the growth in subscriptions and the Monetization of third-party games.
How’s the hardware? It is more difficult to know because of the usual secrecy of Microsoft in terms of sales of Xbox consoles for some years. Here it is integrated with many other data from other divisions that make it almost impossible to separate the numbers independently.