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MS Reports Record 3rd Quarter, 19m Xbox 360

Yahoo - April 24, 2008

Submitted by starship (273) at 1:34PM PST on April 24, 2008

Entertainment and Devices revenue for the quarter grew 68% over the comparable period last year driven by robust demand for Xbox 360 consoles. Cumulative console sales surpassed 19 million during the quarter, up 74% from a year ago. Server and Tools revenue growth of 18% added to its string of consecutive double-digit revenue growth quarters, which now stands at 23.
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Microsoft: Wants to overhaul LIVE, double userbase

Reuters - February 21, 2008

Submitted by deftangel (189) at 2:04PM PST on February 21, 2008

Microsoft is looking at ways to overhaul the online gaming and content service for the Xbox 360 and hopes to double the number of users on the service, an executive said on Wednesday. But with 5,000 hours of video and more than 100 arcade games available for download, finding better ways to organize and display that content is a priority as it contemplates the future of Live. "We want to take the system to the next level. We want to get to 20m (users) quicker than we got to 10m"
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Europe will be Xbox 360 battleground, says Kim

GamesIndustry - February 7, 2008

Submitted by llonesmiz (497) at 2:06PM PST on February 7, 2008

Kim answered a number of questions from Schiesel ranging from the loss of developers to the strength of the Nintendo Wii.
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Bungie Actually Leaving Microsoft?

Game Informer - October 2, 2007

Submitted by yamaro (58) at 3:27PM PST on October 2, 2007

Rumors are floating abound that Halo masterminds Bungie will be leaving Microsoft. While the majority of Internet denizens are stating that this could never happen and that it's not true, we've heard the opposite. From a source close to Bungie, Game Informer has learned this rumor has some merit. It looks like with Halo 3, Bungie really is finishing the fight. Our source stated that Bungie is "tired of making Halo, and didn't want to do future Halo games." For an unstated, but significant amount of money, Bungie shareholders bought the studio name back from Microsoft. Our source also revealed that even though Microsoft will retain the rights to Halo, Microsoft also has "the right of first refusal on future games." This means that Microsoft has the first shot at publishing Bungie's future titles.
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