Microsoft have proudly reported a 100% increase in profits this year for sale’s in xbox 360 hardware. They stated in a press release that they have shipped 13.7 million consoles this year and also reported an income of $1.32 billion compared to the $618 they made last year in the same quarter.
Microsoft had this to say about the Xbox 360 in the U.S “Entertainment & Devices Division revenue grew 30% for the fourth quarter and 45% for the full year, due to the ongoing momentum of the console, Kinect, and Xbox Live. Xbox 360 has been the top-selling game console in the U.S. over the past twelve months,” the company boasted.
“EDD revenue increased primarily reflecting higher Xbox 360 platform revenue. Xbox 360 platform revenue grew $2.7 billion or 48%, led by increased volumes of Xbox 360 consoles, sales of Kinect sensors, and higher Xbox LIVE revenue.”
Microsoft have been actively trying to push the Xbox 360 to it’s limits and with Kinect being the best selling gadget of all time, This certainly make’s the Xbox 360 the top console at the moment. Let’s hope next year’s E3 give’s us a peak at the next gen Xbox 360.