Microsoft today announced its earnings for the first quarter ended September 30, 2014. Total sales were up 25 percent to $23.2 billion while earnings per share actually dipped 13 percent to $0.54. The company saw a boost from Surface revenue of $908 million, driven by the Surface Pro 3, while the Xbox business also grew with Xbox console sales increasing 102 percent for the period.
Microsoft said that it sold 2.4 million Xbox consoles (presumably most of which were Xbox One) as the Xbox One launched in a total of 28 new markets. All told, Devices and Consumer revenue grew 47 percent to $10.96 billion.
"We are innovating faster, engaging more deeply across the industry, and putting our customers at the center of everything we do, all of which positions Microsoft for future growth," said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft. "Our teams are delivering on our core focus of reinventing productivity and creating platforms that empower every individual and organization."
Microsoft recently unveiled its next operating system, Windows 10, which is slated to launch sometime in 2015.