It turns out that flooding the airwaves with product placements for the Surface Pro 3 might finally be paying off for Microsoft. Microsoft on Tuesday reported that it sold $1.1 billion worth of Surface tablets in its fiscal Q2 2015 earnings, marking the first time ever that the company sold more than $1 billion in Surfaces. Last quarter, the company generated $908 million in Surface revenues, which have grown significantly ever since the launch of the Surface Pro 3.
Microsoft still has a long way to go to catch Apple in terms of hardware revenue, however — Apple is projected to generate more than $8 billion in iPad revenue in its upcoming quarterly earnings report alongside an insane $45 billion in projected iPhone revenue.
All the same, Microsoft must be happy to see Surface revenue top $1 billion, as this quarter’s revenue represented a 24% year-over-year increase from the Surface revenue Microsoft posted in fiscal Q2 2014. Given how the Surface has become a strong seller for Microsoft, we can’t wait to see what it has in store for the Surface Pro 4 when it comes out later this year.