XBox Live – How Much Money Did Microsoft Make?

Microsoft may have just gotten to something here with XBox Live. The company has revealed that revenues from Microsoft’s digital media delivery service may have topped the $1 billion mark for the first time last year. According to educated estimates, the number is more likely to hover around  $1.2 billion.

Redmond has revealed that more than half of the company’s 25 million users paid subscription fees to access games like “Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2“. The revenues from subscription fee alone is estimated close to $600 million. On top of this, Microsoft has also conceded that revenues from digital goods like movies and TV shows have topped subscription revenues for the first time last year.

These numbers are higher than what analysts had predicted. Microsoft is learned to have created an amazingly loyal user base for its digital content. Premium subscription services on XBox Live cost $50 a year and the fact that the company has gotten so many of its users to pay for access shows the loyalty that Microsoft has built.