Microsoft has announced to investors and market analysts that its video game division posted a new revenue record in 2021.
According to data shared by the Redmond company, revenues increased last year by 17.7% compared to 2020, thanks in particular to the sale of content and services. According to the report, revenues from the sale of content and services increased by 8.8%, while consoles grew by 63.3% compared to the previous year, thanks to the arrival of the next generation. consoles.
In total, the company earned $16,280 million in 2021. Revenue from hardware sales was $3,700 million, while services and content soared to $12,600 million, making Game Pass a good chunk of it with twenty-five million registered users.
As far as hardware is concerned, it is calculated – it may not be an official date – that sales of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have already reached twelve million units worldwide since its launch in November 2020. See the focus to ensure that Series S sales performed even better than expected, while Series X sales were more affected by supply chain failures and stockouts.
Microsoft’s Gaming Division (Xbox) reported revenue of $16.28 billion for calendar year 2021:
– Best calendar year ever, breaking the previous record of 2020
– Total gaming revenue up 17.7% YoY
– Content & Services revenue up 8.8% year-on-year
– Hardware revenue up 63.3% YoY pic.twitter.com/84MkOsnMkG
-Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) January 25, 2022