Investors want Microsoft's new CEO to kill Xbox, Bing and Surface

#41atopp399Posted 2/10/2014 1:10:01 PM
Makes sense. They make more money through Android licenses than they do with those services. Get rid of them. Maybe nVidia or Valve will buy Xbox. That would be awesome.
#42Razor2602Posted 2/10/2014 1:15:27 PM
From an investment stand point they should have binned the xbox years ago been losing them money for years
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#43iammchammerPosted 2/10/2014 1:20:56 PM
the real question here... why does Microsoft require investors? They make tons of money a day! Why would they need financial help?
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#44rusty12000Posted 2/10/2014 1:39:16 PM
iammchammer posted...
the real question here... why does Microsoft require investors? They make tons of money a day! Why would they need financial help?


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#45RagnawindPosted 2/10/2014 1:39:26 PM
iammchammer posted...
the real question here... why does Microsoft require investors? They make tons of money a day! Why would they need financial help?


Most large corporations are publicly traded, which requires investors. If they are privately owned, there is no need. Investors basically have one of the largest chunks of stock in a company. If a company doesn't keep the investors happy, they lose money, since they are no longer keeping stock in that company. A lot of money comes from the stock holders and investors for a company that is publicly traded on the market, like Microsoft.

dbzdude94 posted...

Don't get me wrong, I don't want a Sony bankruptcy. I think they make great products and they are a quality company all around. However a bankruptcy is catastrophic to a business, and if they did go bankrupt, they would unlikely be able to hold onto any of their brands. I know they're losing money on the PlayStation, and my time working at Best Buy has shown me through various talks with Sony reps that they are losing money on their laptops and televisions, despite being arguably the best in both of those areas. A company cannot go bankrupt and hold onto a brand they are continuing to lose money on. They would need something profitable to cling to.


As was stated, Sony already sold Vaio and is spinning off the TV market, which will cut their losses, since they are the least profitable. Playstation however is on a large upward spike since the release of the PS4, which unlike the PS3, is making a profit on units sold. With PS3, they were losing hundreds of dollars with each console sale, while PS4 gains at least $30-100 on each console sale.

In the case of Microsoft, Bing, Surface, and XBOX are all the WORST performing products they provide, hence why Microsoft's investor's want them dropped. If they weren't so poor in sales compared to their other products, they wouldn't be considered for dropping. Dropping them would also skyrocket their profits.
#46SoulTrapperPosted 2/10/2014 1:58:32 PM
To make it simple:

http://cubeupload.com/im/J1plO6.png

Xbox has cost Microsoft more than 5 billion, hasn't made them any money yet.

While the Playstation has made Sony 1.9 billion.

Hell, thePS4 is the only reason Sony made it into the positive last year.

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/02/06/sony-posts-financial-results-for-the-third-quarter-of-2013/

Which is resulting in Sony cutting off some of the money drains, which allows them to focus even more on the PS4.
I don't get why people try to see Sony selling off TVs and laptops as a bad thing for the PS4, it's the exact opposite.


Considering those numbers, which do you think is the product share holders and board members, who don't give a damn about videogames, are more likely to want to support?

Even Balmer feared for the Xbox when he gave his farewell speech:

http://blogs.computerworld.com/management/23162/steve-balmers-farewell-message-microsoft-shareholders-save-bing-and-xbox
#47SilentS89Posted 2/10/2014 2:01:02 PM
suicide machine posted...
bing rocks


Lol.
#48Kupo_Mog_KupoPosted 2/10/2014 2:07:58 PM
Sure Xbox started off not making a profit but that hasn't been the case for a number of years now.
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#49md22mdrxPosted 2/10/2014 2:11:42 PM
Xbox ... No.

Bing is a horrible horrible service. It needs to be destroyed as soon as humanly possible.
#50SoulTrapperPosted 2/10/2014 2:15:08 PM
Kupo_Mog_Kupo posted...
Sure Xbox started off not making a profit but that hasn't been the case for a number of years now.


It still hasn't made Microsoft any money overall and even the profit it made the last few years has been called into question by a number of people.