Good news, everybody (concerned with the financial prosperity of a gigantic corporation)! Microsoft's fiscal Q1 2009 results, which cover the three-month period ending September 30th, 2008, show that its Entertainment and Devices Division -- the same one responsible for the entertaining device known as the Xbox 360 -- managed to turn a profit once again
. According to Gamesindustry.biz
, quarterly income rose to $178 million, an approximate 6.6% increase over last year's $167 million.
In less financially fortuitous news, overall sales were down from $1.929 billion to $1.814 billion (no Halo 3
this year, remember?) compared to Q1 2008, and revenue from the Xbox 360 and PC platforms went down by 22%. Though Microsoft still shifted 2.2 million consoles, the EDD was greatly aided by sales of Mac software, mobile device applications and the Zune
. Seriously, people, we can't keep making fun of it if you actually go and buy the darn thing.