When Microsoft executives said in countless interviews they are betting high on the launch of Xbox One X, console that will be released in November of this year and made official during E3 2017, there are grounds for such.
According to the latest fiscal report released by the Redmond company last Thursday (July 20), Xbox branded software and brand revenue increased 11 percent.
In other words, even if it is not in the lead of top-selling video games worldwide, including being ‘threatened’ by the Nintendo Switch, the Xbox line is one of Microsoft’s biggest hits and remains one of its most lucrative products.
Although not launching many titles this year, which should change with the arrival of Xbox One X, the company’s game division has grown in important markets, watching gaming revenue increase by US$ 44 million (3%), Totaling US$ 1.66 billion dollars accumulated so far.
It is interesting to note that much of that profit came from services such as Xbox Live, for example, which increased its monthly subscriber base by 8%, totaling 53 million.
But not everything is just a celebration
Despite many positive results Xbox hardware revenue declined by about 29%, but not due to the lack of interest in the console, but caused by the price decrease due to the announcement of the Xbox One X. The measure can be considered a true “balcony of Master “since many gamers are saving to invest in the new device.
In other news, a new build of Xbox One was released on Friday for Alpha Insiders, and it fixes a problem with the Store. Once the update is available to you, you can manually start the update by starting the Guide and navigating to All Settings> System> Updates.
If your console failed to download and did not install the update until the early morning of the 22nd, you will be prompted to do so from that time. This update has a shorter window than usual before the installation of the build becomes mandatory.
The problem that was fixed could prevent the Store tab from appearing on the dashboard or the Store application during launch. The version number of this build is rs2_release_xbox_1706.170719-1720.
Apparently this update did not bring any great news, at least according to Microsoft’s notes. It’s been almost a month since Xbox received the most amount of fixes in the Alpha cycle, involving OOBE, Store, and Mixer.