“Buried deep within Microsoft’s annual report Thursday to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is this little gem: In the company’s 2011 fiscal year, revenue for the Xbox 360 platform was $8.103 billion,” Nick Eaton reports for seattlepi.com.
“That’s not what’s noteworthy,” Eaton reports. “What’s noteworthy is if you subtract that number from overall revenue to the Entertainment and Devices Division – $8.716 billion – you get a rough figure for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Mobile. That number – which also includes revenue from Zune, Mediaroom, Surface and hardware – was a mere $613 million last year.”
Eaton reports, “The last official Windows Phone figures to come out of Redmond were in December 2010, when Microsoft said 1.5 million devices running Windows Phone 7 had been shipped — not necessarily sold — to retailers. In May, an analyst called Windows Phone 7 sales ‘catastrophic.’ …Apple reported iPhone revenue of $13.3 billion in the most recent quarter alone.”
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