Microsoft Made Record Revenue Last Quarter, But Still Lost Money


Posted July 19, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson

Why Microsoft's Disabling

Microsoft reported its financial status for the last quarter, and according to the company, they earned record fourth quarter revenue of $18.06 billion. But even with all that dough, the company reported a net loss over the last three months of $492 million.

The loss was mainly a writedown due to a failed investment in advertisement company aQuantive, a firm that failed in comparison with Google's Adsense. So that's like a one-time thing. Still, this is the first loss Microsoft has reported in its history.

The Entertainment and Devices division of Microsoft, home of the Xbox,  grew 20% in the quarter, “primarily reflecting the addition of Skype,” according to the company. The 360 has been the top-selling console on the market for 18 months running.

Microsoft's upcoming financial year will be pretty interesting. Windows 8 and the Surface tablet are scheduled to be released, and there are persistent rumors that the Xbox 720 (or whatever the next-gen Xbox is called) will be released in 2013 too, so perhaps Microsoft is looking forward to a very profitable year.

Microsoft Made Record Revenue Last Quarter, But Still Lost Money


Blog Tags

  • Sara Underwood's Naked Bike Ride

    Posted: June 22, 2011

    1,301,596 Views | 05:20

  • International Sexy Ladies Show: Messy Cat Fight

    Posted: January 27, 2010

    627,646 Views | 00:49

  • Adult Star Kirsten Price Tests Kinect's Nude Filter

    Posted: November 12, 2010

    1,430,288 Views | 04:33

  • Best Nude Scenes in Video Games

    Posted: June 29, 2009

    1,519,465 Views | 03:12

  • International Sexy Ladies Show: Wrestling in Moscow

    Posted: June 19, 2009

    133,907 Views | 01:24