Microsoft has released its quarterly report for the period of July 1st — August 30th, and they’ve changed up how they’re doing things a little. Normally Microsoft announces how many combined Xbox 360 and Xbox One units have been shipped, but the company announced that it “will not be using console shipments as its primary metric for success beginning with this quarter,” and instead they’ll be focusing on Xbox Live numbers. As such, Xbox shipments were not given a number.
The numbers Microsoft
did present show the reason why: hardware sales are down, but Xbox Live subscriptions are up. Microsoft’s report stated that declining Xbox 360 sales caused hardware revenue to drop this quarter compared to last quarter. Xbox Live subscriptions, however, are up 28% to 39 million users.