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With Xbox 360 sales slowing down, Windows Phone desperately needs to succeed

Microsoft had mostly good news to report in its third quarter earnings today, though one division stood out as the biggest loser: Entertainment & Devices, home of the Xbox and Windows Phone.

The division reported revenue of $1.62 billion, down 16 percent from a year ago. Microsoft blamed “a soft gaming console market” for the decline. Indeed, the company remains the leader in the video game console market with a 42 percent share, even though Xbox 360 sales were down 48 percent at 1.4 million units sold.

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Yi-Long2063d ago

... but I'm afraid they'll cram in advertisements all over the dashboard like they have done with my 360 dashboard.

roblef2063d ago

With Apple's iPhone revenue far outpacing anything else they do, this makes a lot of sense.

yesmynameissumo2063d ago

WP7 is an afterthought to many, even though it's a solid OS with solid handsets. 360 sales will probably begin to slow, simply because it IS time for the next gen. Let's do this!

LOL_WUT2063d ago

Just wait till Apple releases the IPhone 5 then this Windows phone would be in even more trouble.

silvacrest2063d ago

WP7 is a decent os but it arrived to late, android and ios are joint kings while every thing else slowly dies

And yes, next gen needs to arrive asap

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