Microsoft reports strong second quarter results

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  1. B3D News

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    Microsoft released second quarter earnings yesterday, beating analyst expectations to come in at earnings of $0.50 per share on record revenues of $16.37 billion. Operating profits, also at a record for the quarter, came in at $6.48 billion.

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    Back to back quarterly profits for the entertainment division. First time since xbox released?
     
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    Well not quite the first time... ;)

    I do find it interesting however that due to the high attach rate for the system for games and accessories that MS believes money spent on gaming for X360 exceeded money spent for Wii. Then again considering a Premium console is almost 200 more than a Wii, maybe not so surprising.

    I'm wondering what Sony's quarterly earnings report will say to try to spin the PS3 in a good light. MS might be selling less consoles than Wii, but they are selling far...far...far more software. And for Nintendo although Wii might have a lower attach rate, the margins for the Wii are far higher than the X360.

    PS3 if they aren't still selling at a loss would have miniscule margins, and I believe they also have the worst attach rate of all the consoles. The pain from that is compounded by the low install base compared to the other consoles.

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