A lot of next-gen consoles have been sold to retailers worldwide
Microsoft has just revealed its financial sales figures for the end of 2013 and confirmed that over 3.9 million Xbox One units have been shipped to retail stores before the end of last year.The company surprised a lot of fans when it confirmed earlier this this month that, as of December 31, around 3 million Xbox One units had been sold in the 13 countries in which the new console was released.
Now, during its latest financial earnings call, the large corporation added that, as of December 31, around 3.9 million Xbox One units had been shipped to retailers worldwide.
This, alongside 3.5 million Xbox 360 consoles, has resulted in a big profit for Microsoft overall, confirming that it managed to earn $24.52 billion (€17.9 billion).
"D&C Hardware revenue increased by 68%, due primarily to 54% higher Xbox Platform revenue. Xbox Platform revenue increased due to the release of Xbox One. We sold 7.4 million Xbox consoles during the second quarter of fiscal 2014, compared with 5.9 million Xbox consoles during the second quarter of fiscal year 2013," the company said.
"D&C Hardware gross margin decreased by 46%, due to 111% increase in cost of revenue, offset in part by higher revenue. Xbox Platform cost of revenue increased $1.6 billion. Xbox Platform cost of revenue increased due mainly to higher volumes of consoles sold and additional costs associated with the release of Xbox One."
Even so, Sony has managed to overtake the Xbox One with its PS4 by selling straight to consumers 4.2 million units.
Microsoft has pledged to release the Xbox One in more countries during 2014, including Japan and other regions of Europe, but it's yet to set a launch schedule for these new territories.