Microsoft today posted their Q3 financial results with revenue of $21.7 billion which is up 6% from last year. Even though Windows and Xbox revenue were down this quarter, Surface remains a bright spot in Microsoft’s results. Surface revenue was up 44% to $713 million mainly due to Surface Pro 3. Also, Surface Pro 3 continues to drive gross margin improvements.
Xbox platform revenue was down 24% due to lower console unit sales compared to last year. Also, Sony PS4 is turning out to be a great competitor for Xbox platform.