Microsoft Q1 2017: gaming income declined 5%, Xbox Live down 2M over final quarter

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Microsoft has reported its Q1 2017 fiscal earnings, and there’s nothing too thrilling in there, truthfully, aside from one small head scratch.

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Revenue within the More Personal Computing sector, which Xbox is housed, declined 2% to $9.three billion year-over-year.

Gaming income declined 5%, pushed by decrease Xbox console income offset by increased Xbox software program and companies income.

Xbox Live month-to-month energetic customers customers hit 47 million for the quarter, which is up from 39 million year-over-year, however down two million in comparison with Q4 2016 when the company reported 49 million. This is a bit odd contemplating gross sales of the Xbox One have been up, per NPD results, over the past three months.

During the earlier quarter, MAU was up grew 33% year-over-year, and was a three million uptick for the reason that agency introduced its Q3 2016 results noting 46 million Xbox Live customers.

The firm as a complete reported $20.5 billion in income, with $four.7 billion web earnings for the quarter.