Microsoft’s CEO situation may still be up on the air, but at least its hardware appears on solid footing.
In reporting its Q2 2014 financials today, Microsoft revealed that the Xbox One sold 3.9 million units during the quarter ending December 31, 2013. That’s more than the 3 million the company previously quoted, but still less than Sony’s 4.2 million PS4’s sold by December 28, 2013.
All told, Microsoft moved 7.4 million Xbox consoles into the retail channel, including 3.5 million Xbox 360s.
Last week, the NPD consumer market research group named Xbox One the top selling US console for December. Over 900,000 units were sold, and the Xbox 360 managed to top 600,000.
Breaking the Surface tension
Microsoft also puffed up over its Surface tablet sales, recording $893 million (about £537m, AU$1.01b) in revenue over last quarter’s $400 million (about £240m, AU$456m).
The company didn’t divulge exact sales figures, but it seems the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 have breathed a bit of life into the hardware.
A slowing PC market hurt Microsoft’s Windows segment, though Bing’s search share grew to 18.2% in the US. As for its enterprise segment, Microsoft pretty much laid a whooping on its previous sales figures.
We’ll be listening in on the company’s earnings call in just a few, so stay tuned for updates.