Xbox 360 sales down, but Xbox Live revenue up in Microsoft’s Q1

Microsoft has reported record first quarter revenue of $18.53 billion (£11.4b), despite a drop in Xbox 360 sales.

Microsoft sold 1.2 million Xbox 360s during the quarter, down 29 percent year-over-year. WorldwideXbox 360 saleshave now surpassed 80 million units since the system launched in November 2005, according to internal Microsoft data.

Quarterly sales in Microsoft’s Devices and Consumer Other segment, which houses first-party games and Xbox Live, rose approximately 17 per cent to $1.64 billion (£1b), with transactional revenue from Xbox Live up more than 25 per cent year-over-year.

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David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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