Microsoft sells 10.5 mn Lumia phones in Q2, clocks $1 bn revenue from Surface

Microsoft today said it has clocked $1.1 billion revenue from Surface tablets – with 24 percent growth — in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.

The company is selling Surface Pro 3 over three times the rate of Surface Pro 2.

The IT company said sales for Lumia smartphones grew 30 percent to 10.5 million units with main sales coming from devices such as Lumia 500 and Lumia 600 series.

“We’re also creating new device types that open up new markets and opportunities for Microsoft. In October we launched our first wearable, the Microsoft band and just last week we revealed two new hardware — Windows 10 with Microsoft Surface Hub and Microsoft HoloLens,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at Windows 10 launch
Microsoft said Xbox One was the top-selling console in the U.S.

With Windows 10 gamers on a PC, tablet or Xbox console can play together and games on Xbox One can easily stream through a Window 10 PC or tablet.

Microsoft’s Q2 revenue grew 8 percent to $26.5 billion, while operating income declined 2 percent.

During the period from Q2 through the end of its fiscal year Windows Pro revenue growth was over 10 percent and outpaced business PC growth.

To drive revenue growth in academic institutions, Microsoft lowered the price of Windows Pro. The pricing change along with the impact of XP impacted Windows revenue growth.

Microsoft Window non-Pro licenses achieved growth in activations.

In gaming, Xbox One was the console sales leader in the U.S. Xbox live users grew and those users increased their purchases of third party publisher content and consumables. Sales of the Xbox platform exclusive Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Forza Horizon 2 were strong and this quarter we welcome Minecraft.

Microsoft sold over 39 million non-Lumia phones. The company is looking forward to bringing new products to market that will showcase the features that it presented at the Windows 10 event last week.

Baburajan K
editor@gizmolead.com

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