Visitors play with Microsoft's Xbox 360 consoles at the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, east of Tokyo, September 15, 2011. The game show goes on till September 18. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Microsoft profit dips on lower Xbox holiday sales
Posted : Thursday, 24 January 2013 04:16PM
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp reported a dip in fiscal second-quarter profit on Thursday, as weaker sales of its Xbox game system in the holiday quarter offset a solid start for its new Windows 8 operating system.
The world's largest software company reported profit of $6.4 billion, or 76 cents per share, compared to $6.6 billion, or 78 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.
Overall sales rose 3 percent to $21.5 billion.
(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Richard Chang)
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