Microsoft's Q2 report is out: gaming brought more money than Windows

Michail, 31 January 2024

Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard seems to be paying off, as the company's latest financial report now shows gaming revenue ($7.11 billion) has overtaken Windows ($5.26 billion) as the company’s third largest revenue stream. Microsoft reported $62 billion in total revenue for the quarter ending on December 31, 2023 (up 18%) and $21.9 billion net income (up 33%).

Microsoft is now making more revenue from gaming than from Windows

Productivity and business which includes Microsoft Office, Office 365, LinkedIn and Dynamics 365 was valued at $19.2 billion while cloud services contributed $25.9 billion as Microsoft’s top two earners.

Microsoft FY24 Q2 Financial Performance
Microsoft FY24 Q2 Financial Performance

The More Personal Computing category which includes Windows, Windows OEM devices and Xbox content and services generated 16.9 billion in revenue with Xbox content and services revenue contributing a 61-percentage point rise in revenue out of which 55 is attributed to the Activision acquisition. Microsoft claims the acquisition has a net positive impact of $2 billion in revenue.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 07 Feb 2024
  • LEP

they are not counting activision adquisiton in the revenue numbers, xbox actually LOST money.

And imagine they don't even have xbox tv stick or VR...

  • Anonymous
  • 01 Feb 2024
  • n4t

If Windows 12 is subscription base i am going for Linux. Valve has made Linux gaming so much better with launch of Proton and Steam Deck and maybe they will release Steam Machine, Steam Os for everyone and Steam Deckard for Standalone Vr(which c...

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