Xbox One sold 1.2m in last quarter as Xbox revenue rises

Microsoft has said that it sold 1.2m Xbox One consoles in the quarter ending March 31st.

The platform holder hasn’t said how many consoles it has sold in total. In January when it said it had shipped 3.9m Xbox Ones and then last week it said that number had climbed to 5m.

For comparison, Sony said in January that it had as of December 28thsold 4.2m PS4s. By the start of March that number had reached 6m and by April 6thit stood at 7m.

All of which means Sony sold just shy of 3m PS4s in the same period that Microsoft sold 1.2m Xbox Ones.

Microsoft’s Devices and Consumer Hardware Division, home to its Xbox operations, reported revenues of $1.97bn for the quarter and $8.19bn for the nine months ending March – both up from $1.4bn and $5.29bn respectively.

Overall Microsoft revenue for the quarter reached $20.4bn with profits of $5.66bn.

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