Shareholders, investors, and analysts want Microsoft to drop the Xbox division, but new CEO Satya Nadella is holding on.
People say shareholders and there is only two shareholders who really want Xbox gone and they don't make up any substantial financial holding in MS. Xbox isn't a part of MS core but it is their best consumer product and that is an area in which MS wants to take on Google and Apple.
I agree with you but the Xbox isn't Microsoft's "best consumer product". That is clearly windows and office. The Xbox isn't really a good product to take on Apple of Google. I assume your talking about entertainment services but what the other two offer is a cheaper device. Apple and Google don't want anything gaming related outside the mobile space
Windows and Office are enterprise products. Yes they sell them to average people as well but no gets excited about Office and Windows. When I say Apple and Google I don't mean in any particular sector. Just as brands that consumers enjoy Apple and Google rule. MS wants to win over consumers as well and not just been known as enterprise kings.
best consumer product as in devices. MS has a dismal history in this area, Zune, Surface, Windows phone. Xbox is the only hit.
Windows is a monopoly. Sure you have mac, but thats like trying to say walmart isnt a monopoly because theres crappy ole kmart.
The fact that NextLevel trolls his own articles is funny as hell. Instead ofplaying his beloved ps4 he trolls the xbox and MS for some unknown reason. Whats even worse is that he thinks his voice actually matters. Lol.
lol. He loves to troll hes trying to increase his bubble count too so he can be an even bigger douchebag
There is no way this person has time for this and gaming on his precious PS4.
Nextlevel. Before you use the word "shareholder". Why don't you understand how 'business' works. I'm tired of these n4g users like yourself actually think they know everything about how business works.
If you look at the stories being approved today it looks like a nice little anti MS/Xbox One tag team. It's really quite absurd.
Playstation rules the world.
Isn't this a duplicate article?
The xboner is looking worse everyday. There's no reason to invest in the Bone since support for it will be dropped in 2 or 3 years. MS has no confidence in Kinect. MS has no confidence in Xbox Originals. And sooner or later, we will finally learn the 'cloud' was all just a big hoax.
Xbox not going any place, we all know that..shareholders are just want money, X1 not selling bad 360 still selling great, when all the 360 owners move up to X1 it will take the lead in the console race...it don't really matter if one gets cut we will just play the other
are people stupid or just born that way? xbone is selling well and the ceo wants to keep the xbox brand as he says it helps ms as a whole. Just because ps4 is selling better doesnt mean the xbone is selling badly, it was just due to the high price & kinect, the ps4 had the same issue with price. give it a break n4g sony fanboys, you guys are like justin beiber fans... just won't stop 'beliebing'
I don't see any logic in this article, only speculations...
Eonjay very well said.
GOOD its good to see MS support XBOX.
If you find NextLevel annoying just report him - simple.
We already did many times over. She keeps coming back with extra bubbles even after she got suspended for a week. It is not that simple.
why is it that the only time that an article like this only comes out when some real legit info about sony hurting for cash and hurting as a business surfaces. is there some desperate attempt from this site to make it appear to be the same thing to hate on microsoft and the x1????? this happens every time. this site wont just allow sony to be revealed as what it really is (broke!!). if anything negative about sony or the ps4 hits the surface, shortly after you see an article up on this site trying to put the x1 in the same boat when it really not. but you feed into this crap if you want to.
Only a moron shareholder would actually want MS to drop the livingroom. What do you suppose would happen to MS Windows and Office, if everyone replaced their PC with an iPad/Android Tablet, and paired it with a built-in TV browser or set-top Android box? Why do you think MS now offers Office under iOS? MS absolutely must fight for the livingroom -- because the PC that has been their mainstay for so long, is withering. You know why the XBox is called that? Because it gives console devs a reason to develop DirectX games (DirectXBox) -- and not because they want to rule the livingroom (although I'm sure they think that'd be a nice bonus). It's because MS does NOT want PC gaming to die. They NEED those PCs in homes, and if everyone had a PS4, games devs would consider DirectX PC ports "too expensive" and then, yep, every game is written with PlayStation-flavored OpenGL, and PC gaming dies. Chalk up another reason to not buy a PC. XBox isn't a division for profit, folks. It's livingroom defense. MS isn't out to make money on games. They need to not LOSE money on PCs, which are their bread and butter. If Google ever makes serious inroads with their office suite, MS will need to jump into the conference room (yep, the XBox One has features for this purpose), and in hand with a tablet (like the Surface, which is in the SAME division as the XBox and the Windows Phone!), with a pretty fast reaction time. Xbox Division -- also known as "Microsoft New Tech Defense Force". It would be stupid to dump the XBox division. Any shareholder who thinks that's a good idea is a moron (I should make that caps), who doesn't even know how MS actually makes money, or how they got so huge. I find it stunning that so many so-called journalists overlook the most obvious reason MS has to do anything -- money. And no, lol, not money from games. Money from Office folks. Office dwarfs the game division. Games profits, even in the best years, are a joke compared to Office profits. Even if MS had a console monopoly, the XBox profits would be a laugh compared to Office.
Phew. I wasn't sure the status of the Xbox Division from the previous 50 articles that have been posted here in the last few days. Good think we have another one to tell me the same exact thing.
These fanboys should spend more time with their gaming consoles instead of spending more time in the forums wrecking havoc all over the net.
I knew it!!! I just freaking knew it!!! All of this turmoil... All of this fallout... All of this hate..... The sharholders were pissed when they fired up the XB1 Titanfall bundles and were forced to play the game in all of its glorious 792p graphical gravy goodness!!! Pissed off shareholders usually means people get voted out or things are dropped/sold. This is not good. Gentlemen we could be the witnesses to a biblical prophecy come true for Da Bone... This could very well be the day.... 'And the PS4 and the Wii U shall inherit the earth and darkness shall cover the threshold of the XB1 gaming division..... Yikes!!!!
Back to the article... I believe that all tech companies should avoid the public stock market. Tech companies differ from other companies in many ways. But the most important that fly in the face of investors are: 1) Tech companies must adjust to changes in the market place that can obsolete them quickly. 2) Tech companies are driven more by strategies that lead to profitability then they are about immediate shareholder value.
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