According to sources speaking with ZDNet's resident Microsoft blogger, Mary-Jo Foley, "the bulk of [Microsoft's] immediate 1,400-person cuts" are going to fall on the Entertainment & Devices Group. Which includes the Xbox team.
Lets cry :'( :'( :'( :'(
The XBOX 360 is kicking ass. So, it's obviously for other business reasons.
The 360 is not kicking ass. The wii is killing it. The ps3 while being $100-$200 more than the 360 is right with the 360. That 8 million unit lead the 360 has over the ps3 is not really that much of a lead, considering the price difference between the two, and also the 360 had a year headstart.
Would like to see another player enter the console arena. Hopefully they bring with them better hardware build, free online and innovative high quality games. Maybe Apple, EA/Sega teamup, Maybe some unknown who may knock our socks off and change the game.
I sort of agree. But PS3 needs a price cut, because that 8 million will very soon turn to 10 million. Until PS3 gets a Price cut, I'm gonna bash it. And enjoy all the other people bashing it.
We are cutting people from the Quality control team....actually the whole Xbox QC team will be let go (like we ever had a QC team lol). And as far as Mr. LightningPS3, thank you for being such a loyal customer. If a company doesn't do specifically what you want them to, you bash them free of charge. Thank heavens we have legions of brainwashed 360 owners like you who think we are doing well. You get a free demo this month on Live.
someone on neogaf close tot he situation said that microsoft was cutting most from the zune and windows live games parts of the entertainment and devices division.
So you're just doing this trolling in the hopes that Sony gets your message and does that price cut of 100 bucks that some people have been saying that it would get (and that I think will happen, as I find it pretty peculiar that David Reeves mentioned the Spring in his denial of the possible cut)? In that case, I hope it works in Sony delivering its price cut, and in turn makes you stop trolling like you are.
Oh dear... Lets hope Halo wars saves a few jobs....
I'm sure Ensemble was thinking the same thing.
Need i say more about Microsoft and his loyal Xbots.
Now only the BEST game producers will be at microsoft, so the untalented ones who got laid off won't be holding them back. And besides, its no where near as bad as the 30,000 Sony laid off!
to all those laid off.
I did not expect the gaming division to be affected
I guess xbox isn't as seperate as playstation is to sony. Sony have lots of other divisions in their business, microsoft don't so it really isn't surprising.
HA HA... Karma is a b.... What goes around comes around Microsoft. How you liking all those negative bashing Ps3 articles that you paid for now?
Not happy to hear this at all. I to hope the best for everyone affected.
Stockholders typically aren't gamers and they see the billions that MS has sunk into the XBOX division with very little return (in their eyes. So this shouldn't come as a surprise. I guess the 720 won't be coming anytime soon.
with the vista flop not even over the horizon yet
Stockholders see MS as a OS maker first cause thats were all of the money comes from. The Zune and XBOX are just expensive side projects that the stockholders see eating profits and generating as significant return. The Only way the XBOX division would be %100 safe would be if it generated %25-%50 of the profits Windows OS generates. Stockholders are whiny numbercrunchers usually, that constantly sweat the bottom line and that is it.
uh oh the XBAWKS IS D00MED! nah. I don't act like a jealous PS3 hater. I bet you won't even notice this cut. It's just really sad for those who lost their job.
How do you know it's all on the Xbox Division? Last time I checked, the Xbox Division is starting to be profitable for them. Whereas the Zune area isn't so profitable...so logically that area would bear the brunt of the cuts. TBH I don't think there's room for fanboyism in the current climate...it's never good news when 1400 people are let go.
I guess even with profits last year,Microsoft has never had that problem before in terms of making less money than in 2007.In order to decrease cost for this year they cut those jobs.Th problem is that Microsoft has several divisions hurting the rest like the Zune division and the Vista department which affect the company as a whole.
your god is dying
...good luck to those that got the ax and I hope they can get some good paying jobs elsewhere. As for where they are cutting, I think this might be the tolling of the bells for Zune taking shape. I just worry that Microsoft is cutting jobs to get something third party for the 360. Only reason why I say that is that they froze the hiring of anymore workers and closed Ensemble just weeks before we learned of Tekken 6 going to the 360, which raised a lot of eyebrows in suspicion because those things were way too close together for someone NOT to have a bit of suspicion. If we learn that Microsoft has, let's say, Metal Gear Solid 5 exclusive for the 360 at GDC09 or something like that, then that suspicion will be raised again. I don't want to think that and I'd be b!tching about any company that cuts jobs for a purpose like that, so to any 360 fanboys ready to pounce on this comment as a fanboyish comment (and there will be that are ready to slam the disagrees already, I just know it), save yourself the bubble and don't, because you know it isn't. Read my bio, read my comments, read up on everything that I have on this site and you will see my positions on many things (including me saying that I'm not anti-360, just don't like some of the people running the MS company or some of their tactics. Like their products, just not their people). Being loud and blunt about the gaming industry and some of the yaks that run it sometimes doesn't make me a fanboy.
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