American tech giant Microsoft shipped 3.9 million units of its next-gen console Xbox One into retail all over the world before the end of 2013. The company’s FY14 Q2 financials report stated that Microsoft shipped a total of 7.4 million consoles to retail in the fourth quarter which ended on December 31, 2013, out of which 3.9 million were Xbox One consoles and 3.5 million were Xbox 360 consoles.
The company had previously stated that it had sold 3 million units of Xbox One globally before the end of 2013, in addition to indicating a surplus of stock during the holidays. On the other hand, Microsoft’s main rival Sony claimed that 4.2 million units of PlayStation 4 have been sold by December 31, 2013 and blamed a lack of stock for experiencing delayed sales in the US in December 2013.
In its financials release, the company also reported ‘record’ revenues of $24.52 billion for the fourth quarter of 2013, which is an increase from $21.46 billion earned during the same period in 2012. Meanwhile, net income for the quarter in question was at $6.56 billion, which is up from $6.36 billion year-on-year. Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft said, “The investments we are making in devices and services that deliver high-value experiences to our customers, and the work we are doing with our partners, are driving strong results and positioning us well for long-term growth.”
The company released its highly anticipated next-gen console, the Xbox One in 13 markets all over the world in November 2013.
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