Windows 8 Boosts Windows Sales by 23 Percent

Microsoft has revealed the Windows Division’s first quarter earnings

Microsoft has recently published its financial results for the first quarter of 2013 / third quarter fiscal year 2013, revealing that its Windows Division had increased sales by 23 percent.

Just as expected, Windows 8 was the main catalyst that increased sales, even though the tech giant refused to provide any specifics on the sales performance of its new flagship operating system.

The Windows Division earned $5.70 billion (€4.36 billion) in revenues last quarter, while Microsoft’s overall sales totaled $20.49 billion (€15.69 billion).

“The Windows Division posted revenue of $5.70 billion, a 23% increase from the prior year period. Adjusting for the recognition of revenue related to the Windows Upgrade Offer, Windows Division non-GAAP revenue was flat. During the quarter, we added to the Surface family of devices with Surface Pro,” Microsoft said in a statement.

In addition, the Entertainment and Devices division, the one responsible for Xbox, posted an increase of 56 percent as compared to the previous year’s figures, reaching total revenues of $2.53 billion (€1.93 billion).

Last but not least, the Business division posted an increase of 8 percent to $6.32 billion (€4.83 billion), while the Server and Tools business recorded a boost of 11 percent to $5.04 billion (€3.85 billion).

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