Microsoft today announced that Xbox console sales totaled 6.6 million units, with strong holiday season performance. Computing and Gaming Hardware revenue decreased $473 million or 11%, primarily due to lower revenue from Xbox Platform, offset in part by higher Surface revenue.
Xbox Platform revenue decreased $703 million or 20%, driven by a 10% decline in total console volume, the transition from Xbox 360 to Xbox One with lower prices compared to the prior year, and lower revenue from second- and third-party video games and accessories. We sold 6.6 million Xbox consoles during the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 compared with 7.4 million consoles during the second quarter of fiscal year 2014.
Xbox Platform cost of revenue decreased $492 million or 16%, mainly due to lower volumes and a lower cost per console sold, reflecting the transition from Xbox 360 to Xbox One.