9.3 million Lumia smartphones were sold by Microsoft last quarter, Surface sales also satisfactory

9.3 million Lumia smartphones were sold by Microsoft last quarter, Surface sales also satisfactory
Microsoft today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, posting revenue of $23.20 billion, and net income of $4.5 billion.

Windows Phone sales have been higher than ever in the quarter (though, of course, still lagging way behind Android and iOS sales). Microsoft sold a record 9.3 million Lumia handsets - considerably more than in the quarter ended June 30 (5.8 million units), and beating the previous record of 8.8 million units from the same period last year (when Nokia was still in charge of the Lumia line). Overall, Microsoft has made $2.6 billion in “phone hardware revenue” last quarter.

Tablet sales have also been good. Although Microsoft didn’t say how many Surface units it sold, it did mention that Surface revenue was of $908 million - mainly thanks to the Surface Pro 3, which was released in late June. This is a re-conformation of the fact that the Surface Pro 3 is off to a good start - as we reported earlier this month.

Microsoft also said that it sold 2.4 million Xbox consoles (it’s not clear how many of those were Xbox One models).


You can find out more about Microsoft’s latest financial results at the source link below.

source: Microsoft via The Verge

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28 Comments

1. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Good job by Microsoft, I love my Surface pro 3 but this article makes me realise how far ahead is Apple in mobile sales compared to others.

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Apple sold more than that in less than 72 hours. This is pretty impressive of sales for Microsoft/Nokia but it still pales in comparison to iPhones and Android sales.

21. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Yes and? Apple still sucks!

24. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

See....just like with Xbox One vs PS4....dont focus on the success of others, but what they are doing in comparison to their own hardware, platform. Wish the Xbox wasnt mentioned in the article tho....many in the gaming community will eat that alive...lol.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

How much did MS pay you to post this article?

4. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Because don't "even" because you're odd.

7. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

Does it really bother you so much that something other than an Android phone is having some kind of sales? I'm sure Florin could ask you how much you're being paid to AstroTurf.

10. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I think you have him wrong. He has to be an iPhone fanboy because no Android handsets are selling in great numbers, either. LG G3? Fail. Xperia Z3? Utter failure. S5? Good sales for everyone not named Apple, but an internal failure by Samsung standards. HTC One? Abject failure. Note 4? It's still early, but last I saw, it was booking tickets for the Fail Train.

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

iTroll rubbing salt to other people wound again. I have confidence that Microsoft will lead again in the coming years with Windows 10 platform. Just bought a new Windows 8.1 hybrid ultra portable as a birthday gift for someone.

8. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I am sure Phone Arena is rolling in the cash. Strang comment for a short, barely 2 paragraph write-up which includes a line about how far this lags behind the other 2 OS's.

11. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

How much time did it take for you to try and think of something clever? How are those sony phones selling?

15. Rydsmith unregistered

Probably better than the Xbox Ones at this point...>_>

16. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

bro microsoft support all education instuition and banking company so shut ur mouth and use 4 inch android phone . without microsft this world is zero . reason android uisng microsft patent and apple use window for mac survival .

6. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Sometimes, I worry. People gleefully cheer for MS to fail on so many levels, despite the fact a healthy 3rd ecosystem would only help in innovation and price wars. The fact that this many Lumia's were sold with so few new models coming out is a decent thing. MS still has a long road to travel, but I see enough positives to breathe a little easier. MS just has to get out of the Holiday season with their mobile heads above water with the HTC M(8) ONE for Windows the only real flagship to offer consumers. The L1520 is still a nice option, but "new and fresh" it is not.

9. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Tho I have to admit, WP is the only mobile OS that can heat up Android.

12. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Can... Has been... and will continue to (as long as it is viable.) I'm with ya snowgator

17. So-Sayz-Eye

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

I dont know about anyone else, but this time of the year is when I decide on what phone I will be getting. All the major companies have a flagship that become available around the holidays. Microsoft on the other hand has nothing "worthwhile" (my personal opinion) coming out this holiday season and because of that I've gone to Android and a Note 4. The 930 is not worthwhile successor to the 920, sometimes the bells and whistles play a part in deciding what phone you'll get. I will admit I miss my live tiles and menu simplicity.

22. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Honestly all the power to you. WP only has the M8 as top tier "new" models. I expected new models as well... But instead of pulling a trigger going to delay purchasing a new phone. I want to see what android L is all about. And hopefully by then there's some new WP representation. Cause my next upgrade, all three major platforms will be considered!

27. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

As I think we all should. I am a WP user, but if I felt the right deal was an Android, I would go. Same for an iPhone. Besides... that is the FUN part. Why not try out everything?

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Great job, Microsoft! I hope they continue on an upward trajectory in mobile as choice is always good and competition breeds innovation.

18. Dvoraak

Posts: 21; Member since: May 14, 2014

Here's a hint. Whenever MS withholds info, the spin is in. So we have hard numbers on Lumia but soft numbers on XBox and no numbers on the Surface. They're proud of the Lumia sales so they'll trumpet the numbers to the mountain tops. 2.4 million XBoxes without separating XBox from XBone numbers tells you they ain't so proud of these numbers. Same principle with the Surface. Seems every time we see numbers out of Redmond they're presented much like the numbers shown in this story. Soft and muddy without a clear picture of what's going on..... except when they're positive..... then MS is all about specifics.

25. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yup...just mentioned something like this. I knew putting Xbox in the article was going bring this attention. ..

19. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Hey I'm a diehard ms/nokia supporter but c'mon in sales and in certain areas it's light years behind iOS and android the sales say it all 9.3 million in a quarter is obliterated by apples 72 hour record Microsoft up your game or disappear it's that easy and more mid to high end devices TIMELY RELEASED!!!!

20. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Heat up to android! my it must be on a slow cook by the time it catches up if it ever does the smartphone will be obsolete and replaced by some other tech!

28. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I am on Android and it is definitely not as ahead of the curve as you think... My Nexus still lacks in many areas compared to my aging (and now loaned off) Lumia 925.

23. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Great job my MS. Great growth. Sales should be in the double figures next quarter.

26. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

They got sales revenue like this and they still haven't revealed a new line up of phones? They're onto something fishy. And that might be good or bad, depending on the way they cook it.

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