GC - "Current Nokia CEO and President Stephen Elop will become the lead of Microsoft services and devices division, which includes the Xbox business."
GREAT! Elop is very good at taking bad businesses and making them work better, just look at nokia.
lolzzz... just take a look back what this guy has done to Nokia......
lol I think it was. Elop has dropped Nokia's stock value by 85% since he started working there. Look at this chart: http://yle.fi/uutiset/chart... And he also has made bad choices like this one recently that dropped the value even more: http://finance.yahoo.com/ne... Microsoft are not in a place right now to make any more mistakes but they might have made a big one hiring this guy as the head of Xbox. His history at Nokia crumbled their pace to keep up with Samsung and Apple. Do they really think this guy is going to save the Xbox brand? We'll see, but his history with Nokia isn't impressive at all.
No sarcasm, Elop took a dead in the water brand and made them the 3rd largest ecosystem leader in the mobile industry, regardless of their stocks and everything he made Nokia a good choice once again, and i'm actually a lumia 920 user and after years of using iphones and galaxies I feel that the overall experience i'm getting from it is much better. Elop in my opinion is a great company leader, the fact that Nokia is still working on things is a wonder considering they were floating for years before he came and gave them direction.
As I said to a friend... If you dropped Fail into a blackhole, it would still have more hope then the xbone after this news.
Elop Literally just one letter away from... Flop
@ Kryptic I didn't know Xbox needed to be saved.
So wait, they take the Nokia guy who hasn't been able to make the mobile firm successful and place him as head of Xbox? Does he have any gaming background? What in the world is going on at Microsoft?!?!?!
Lol at Nokia Guy, I'd rather have Mr. Caffiene
MS doesn't care about a person with a gaming background, because they don't care so much about gaming in general. They just saw the opportunity in consoles can make lots of money. Just look at the Xbox live on the X1 it has 81 features locked behind it.... and Free to play games u can't play those games without buying live gold. http://youtu.be/P674yHHKv5c
The janitor at Apple may have better luck than any of these guys lately. MS will be fine as long as they put gamers first
Looks like Xbox is doomed like Nokia is. Nokia used to be king of phones now it's Apple Samsung sony
Xbox makes a lot more profit for MS than Playstation does for Sony...
Sony? Don't delude yourself, the only "Kings" are Apple and Samsung.
What about HTC?
This suggests that microsoft want to stay a hardware company, this squashes all the spinning or selling xbox off rumours for now at least
No one can save Microsoft now
HNNNGG.. quite the decision there.
I thought he was Jack Tretton for a second.
First they copy Sony's used game policy, then they copy Sony's Jack Tretton.
And there go the bogus rumors that MS might ditch their devices, including the Xbox One. Isn't it funny how N4G was all over this? Oh, the investor (1% share !!!) wants to have the devices cut! Xbox One and hardware products are dooomed! The exact opposite was true. The hardware devices will be bigger than ever for MS. And for the people discrediting his achievements with Nokia. Please grow up and read when he joined and what he did. He saved Nokia, nothing less.
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