Microsoft has released its latest quarterly earnings report, showing that although hardware sales have fallen, overall revenue from its games division is up.
According to the report, overall revenue increased by $64 million, or approximately 4 percent, compared to the same quarter last year. Xbox Live revenue increased by 22 percent, while Xbox Live monthly active users increased by 26 percent to just over 46 million users.
The acquisition of Minecraft earned its own special section, with Microsoft noting that “the addition of Minecraft and its community enhances our gaming portfolio across Windows, Xbox, and other ecosystems besides our own.”
Microsoft didn’t list the exact number of Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles sold, simply noting that hardware revenue had “fallen” by 26 percent. The report attributed that drop to “a decline in Xbox 360 console volume and lower prices of Xbox One consoles sold.” The increased Xbox Live and game sales, however, more than made up for it.