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Microsoft’s gaming revenues overtake Windows thanks to Activision Blizzard

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Microsoft just posted the second quarter of its 2024 fiscal financial results. The software maker made $62 billion in revenue and a net income of $21.9 billion during Q2. Revenue is up 18 percent, and net income has increased by 33 percent.

This is the first quarter Microsoft is reporting earnings as a $3 trillion company and also the first time the company has reported additional revenue from its Activision Blizzard acquisition. This additional revenue has made gaming Microsoft’s third largest business this quarter, above Windows.

Office and cloud revenue still reign supreme, contributing nearly 60 percent of Microsoft’s overall revenue. While Windows OEM revenue is bouncing back, devices revenue from Surface sales has continued to…

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