Xbox boss: Microsoft won't sell us off

#21TheGam3925Posted 4/12/2014 3:13:07 AM
chrish909 posted...
U guys realize sony will likely be selling the playstation brand before they go bankrupt right? Sonys stock rating is junk.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2014/01/27/sony-credit-cut-to-junk-status-as-smartphones-cannibalize-its-tv-and-pc-businesses/


U do realize MS will likely be selling the Xbox brand before losing billions more dollars right? MS isn't making any money with the Xbox One.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2014/02/18/microsoft-should-give-xbox-one-to-nintendo/
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#22Evel138Posted 4/12/2014 3:19:51 AM
method115 posted...
Saying "Xbox is the most relevant brand" makes you lose all credibility. If he wanted this article to renew faith in the brand he would have addressed the question appropriately. For isntance address the investors wanting to sell the X1 division. Explain why they want to do that and explain why its a bad idea.

All this article is doing is saying a bunch of stuff with edge basically accepting their answers at face value.


The only thing lacking any "credibility" here is apparently your reading comprehension.

The full quote is ".Xbox is maybe the most relevant brand that Microsoft has with consumers today,". He's simply saying that in Microsofts stable of products, the XB brand is the most relevant and with the popularity of tablets over laptops / desktops (running Windows) increasing, I'd say he's probably right.
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#23SparkItUpPosted 4/12/2014 3:23:13 AM
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Microsoft's newly crowned head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, doesn't believe the software company will sell off its gaming division, he said in a recent interview.
Speaking to Edge Magazine in an interview excerpt published on Tuesday, Spencer said not only that the Xbox division will remain a part of Microsoft, but that it will be an important component in the tech giant's future strategy.

"Xbox is maybe the most relevant brand that Microsoft has with consumers today," Spencer told Edge Magazine, adding that the Xbox division is "an asset that's extremely valuable, and since our future ambition is to grow our consumer relevance, Xbox has to be at the center of that."

Spencer's comments might quell some rumors suggesting the Xbox division could eventually find its way to the Microsoft chopping block. After Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took on his new role earlier this year, he said that his company must focus on mobile and the cloud, conspicuously leaving Xbox out of that discussion. More recently, Nadella has acknowledged the importance of the Xbox division, saying that its software experience might be a suitable fit for other services Microsoft is working on. Spencer, however, is the first to directly respond to the questions surrounding a possible Xbox sale.

Spencer wasn't the only one to chime in on Xbox's future in the Edge interview. Former Microsoft employee and game developer Peter Molyneux took issue with Microsoft's Kinect, saying that "it feels like an unnecessary add-on." He went so far as to call Kinect a "joke."

When Microsoft unveiled and launched the Xbox One last year, the Kinect stood at the center of the company's sales pitch, saying that the sensor, which allows for everything from controller-free gaming to voice commands to control on-screen applications, would play a crucial role in the Xbox One experience. So far, however, it has been panned by many gamers who are displeased with the general lack of games that fully support the Kinect. Molyneux went even further, saying that it does a poor job of responding to voice commands.

Although he didn't respond to Molyneux, Spencer promised more games for Kinect this year. He also said that the Xbox One will be getting more titles available exclusively on the hardware, rather than the PlayStation 4.

CNET has contacted Microsoft for comment on Spencer and Molyneux's statements. We will update this story when we have more information.

Microsoft shares are down 27 cents to $39.53 in early trading on Tuesday.


http://www.cnet.com/news/xbox-boss-microsoft-wont-sell-us-off/


I've said it a million times...Microsoft really needs to stop these reassurance interviews and show some actual confidence in the product. It does more harm than good as far as consumer confidence, especially in the eyes of those on the fence of whether to purchase or not.
#24Spetsnaz420Posted 4/12/2014 3:28:22 AM
chrish909 posted...
U guys realize sony will likely be selling the playstation brand before they go bankrupt right? Sonys stock rating is junk.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2014/01/27/sony-credit-cut-to-junk-status-as-smartphones-cannibalize-its-tv-and-pc-businesses/


Yeah that's exactly what a company facing bankruptcy should do... Sell their profitable divisions... How are you not MS's CEO by now is beyond me
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#25Spetsnaz420Posted 4/12/2014 3:29:57 AM
jairusmonillas posted...
Windows OS is the best Operation System in the world. I will never ever switch my OS not even once.

Xbox however.... meh.


Linux is better
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#26Sin_Angelus_Posted 4/12/2014 4:06:01 AM
SparkItUp posted...
Microsoft really needs to stop these reassurance interviews and show some actual confidence in the product.


I agree, like lowering the price of the console to stay competitive and acquiring more exclusives. Oh wait, they're already doing that.

TheGam3925 posted...
U do realize MS will likely be selling the Xbox brand before losing billions more dollars right? MS isn't making any money with the Xbox One.


That will probably change by the end of 2014, according to this article:

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/175350-microsoft-delivers-record-revenue-profits-due-to-strong-xbox-windows-phone-and-commercial-sales

They've invested too much in X1 already, and with record profits overall they can risk gambling on it a bit longer. Especially if it's helping them stay relevant with consumers.

Sony's situation is a bit different. They may not have a choice but to sell off the PS brand if they go bankrupt, which is very likely in the next 2 years. Despite how well the gaming division might be doing, it won't be enough to keep the company afloat by itself.
#27Bikes-Posted 4/12/2014 4:15:22 AM
Evel138 posted...
method115 posted...
Saying "Xbox is the most relevant brand" makes you lose all credibility. If he wanted this article to renew faith in the brand he would have addressed the question appropriately. For isntance address the investors wanting to sell the X1 division. Explain why they want to do that and explain why its a bad idea.

All this article is doing is saying a bunch of stuff with edge basically accepting their answers at face value.


The only thing lacking any "credibility" here is apparently your reading comprehension.

The full quote is ".Xbox is maybe the most relevant brand that Microsoft has with consumers today,". He's simply saying that in Microsofts stable of products, the XB brand is the most relevant and with the popularity of tablets over laptops / desktops (running Windows) increasing, I'd say he's probably right.


Windows still has a crushing control of the market. Method is right, blatantly lying in the first sentence is not a good way to reassure people.
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#28TheGam3925Posted 4/12/2014 4:35:35 AM
Sin_Angelus_ posted...
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/175350-microsoft-delivers-record-revenue-profits-due-to-strong-xbox-windows-phone-and-commercial-sales


I saw a lot of "might" "maybe" and "could" but no certainty of anything. That link was completely useless.
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#29axelfooley2k5Posted 4/12/2014 4:41:10 AM
I dont like the fact he is even stating this in the first place

Not needed
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#30PoweredMilkManPosted 4/12/2014 4:50:09 AM
TheGam3925 posted...
chrish909 posted...
U guys realize sony will likely be selling the playstation brand before they go bankrupt right? Sonys stock rating is junk.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2014/01/27/sony-credit-cut-to-junk-status-as-smartphones-cannibalize-its-tv-and-pc-businesses/


U do realize MS will likely be selling the Xbox brand before losing billions more dollars right? MS isn't making any money with the Xbox One.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2014/02/18/microsoft-should-give-xbox-one-to-nintendo/


Yea because a "contributor" to Forbes is a reliable place to get your infomation.
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