Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss
No, that's revenue. Says so right in the part you quote, repeatedly, even the part where you added emphasis.
Beyond that please don't attribute ridiculous arguments to me, even if you choose to make them yourself.
Apparently I didn't make myself clear...
"Success with Xbox Live is key to Microsoft's Entertainment division, which has seen slow sales of Zune media players, slow smartphone sales, and a barely profitable Xbox 360 console, which sees most of its profit from software and accessory sales
Notice that reference to profit
, not revenue. You know, that part where I "added emphasis" in my original post? Even without Xbox Live, the Xbox and its accessories make a profit
On top of that profit, MS generates revenue from its Xbox Live services. Note that it's separate to the profit
from its console and accessories. And as I pointed out previously, I believe
that the revenue from Xbox Live will return additional
profit to MS's Xbox division.
If you disagree that MS also make a profit from Xbox Live, then I'd appreciate you saying so. Otherwise, I'll assume that you agree that MS make a profit from Xbox Live on top of the profit it makes on its hardware, software and accessories.
That wasn't so hard, was it?
You'll notice also that I didn't attribute any argument to you, merely questioned whether you believe that MS don't make a profit. Your dismissive comment under my original post doesn't make that or anything else clear.
As you can see, I have a good understanding of profit and revenue, your comment notwithstanding.