Microsoft Windows 7 Fuels Growth While Office, Xbox Lag Behind

Friday Jan 29th 2010 by Staff

Microsoft's quarterly profit report is in, and it shows that the success of Windows 7 made up for sluggish sales in other areas.

BusinessWeek: In its latest quarterly earnings statement, Microsoft reported income growth of 60 percent to $6.66 billion and a 14 percent increase in profits to $19 billion. The reason for the impressive numbers seems clear: Windows sales jumped 70 percent to $6.9 billion for the quarter.

Other parts of the company were less successful. Revenue in the business division (which sells Office software) dropped 2.8 percent to $4.75 billion, and online services fell 4.6 percent. The entertainment and devices division (responsible for the Xbox) declined as well.

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