Microsoft “rose” in life thanks to the Windows operating system, where it was able to achieve a smooth monopoly for decades since Bill Gates' beginnings. The news we will share here is Historical Even unimaginable looking back.
Xbox is now Microsoft's third-largest company, with quarterly revenue of more than $7 billion thanks to its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and that's more than the more than $5 billion Windows made in the same time period.
Microsoft now reports Activision Blizzard's revenue as part of its gaming unit, boosting overall Xbox content revenue.
Xbox content and services revenue, which includes Xbox Game Pass, Increased by a staggering 61%. This is largely due to Activision Blizzard's revenue, so it's hard to immediately understand how Xbox would have fared without this giant addition. Hardware is up 3% over last year, not yet affected by the Activision Blizzard purchase.
Microsoft says the net impact of the Activision Blizzard acquisition is just over $2 billion in revenue, but the cost of integration, transaction costs and other revenue costs totals $930 million. Combined with other operating expenses ($1.59 billion), this results in an operating loss of $440 million.
It's an important quarter for gaming at Microsoft, such as it is Now the company's third largest business. Games contributed $7.11 billion in revenue in the quarter, more than Windows' revenue of $5.26 billion but behind Windows' $13.47 billion. office that it Cloud services The huge amount is 23.95 billion US dollars Server and cloud services.
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