Xbox generated almost as much profit as Nintendo in 2019, but it was still half that of Sony.

Despite everything, Xbox’s profit margin is profitable despite the confirmation that its biggest factors come from the services they offer to the user.

The Microsoft’s Xbox division it was already quite profitable in terms of profits, despite the fact that they lose for each console sold; now new documents around the Epic and Apple trial show new numbers. Last generation, Microsoft handed over the best-selling console crown to Sony after the success of Xbox 360 and its great parity with PS3.

But that doesn’t mean Xbox was a failure, its gaming division continued to deliver record profits until last year, enough to surpass the years of Xbox 360. All this has been thanks to sales of games and services in his store, but other documents during the trial gave us a better view of this profit generated by Xbox.

Xbox generated almost as much profit as Nintendo in 2019, but it was still half that of Sony

Despite covered the 12 months of 2019 and not more recent dates, they are a good way to see a relatively close time on Xbox. Some of the information, including this, was redacted and others like the Sony and Microsoft benefits they were shown. For example, here you have everything condensed in a single tweet thanks to Benji-Sales.

It must also be borne in mind that the profit list does not include hardware offset losses, something explained by Daniel Ahmad’s tweet that you will see below. Similarly, it also applies to Sony and Nintendo, only the other way around than Microsoft or Sony, Nintendo does not sell its consoles at a loss and they generate a small portion of profit in each one.

Xbox generated almost as much profit as Nintendo in 2019, but it was still half that of Sony

To clarify the above. $ 2.2bn is not Microsoft’s final profit on gaming. That’s just gaming software and services profit. You have to account for the loss that Microsoft takes on hardware, so the actual profit from Xbox would be much lower (or even negative)

– Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) May 5, 2021

Xbox generated almost as much profit as Nintendo in 2019, but it was still half that of Sony

“For example, the same Microsoft document estimates that Sony had a profit of 4.1 billion dollars in software and services, but with losses of – around – 1.7 billion consoles. So the total it would be 2.3 billion dollars, “Ahmad sentenced in a reply.

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Xbox generated almost as much profit as Nintendo in 2019, but it was still half that of Sony

This puts each console maker into perspective and reveals their industry gains. All this in the middle of another excellent fiscal year for Nintendo, with sales of 84.59 million in consoles and 587.12 million in games. Of course, Microsoft still sees high profits thanks to Game Pass success.

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