Bill Gates: If new MS CEO Nadella wants to spin off Xbox biz, "I'm absolutely fo
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2 years ago#81
The hell would be a Xbox Spin-off?!
It means that Xbox would continue on as a separate branch, no longer attached to Microsoft but still working together obviously.
It would mean investors would no longer have to suffer the losses from the xbox and Bing.
Although this would be a good thing if they could give the xbox a reboot of sorts, moving it away from the direction MS was taking it in and going back to video games, it's most likely not financially viable.
Without the big bucks from MS behind the xbox, it wouldn't survive.
Especially not in it's current condition.
2 years ago#82
Xbox is not going anywhere,at worst it becomes its own entity,think MJ with Nike,branch off so you can gamble a bit more with out the worry's of CEO's and stock holders,X1 is about to enter the China market at years end and Japan with E3 coming means X1 is alive and well.
I think this will be the last gen for consoles imo.
2 years ago#83
I'm pretty sure the teenagers here know just A little more about the Xbox brand than Bill Gates.
Tbf, looking at Gates reveal the Xbox in Japan would suggest so. Such a trainwreck that the brand never recovered and regulated an entire market to 'unimportant/3rd tier'
Wow - so many people look at one statement out of context and completely misinterpreted it.
It's a he, not a she. Shows how much you know of the management if you can't even get the gender of the CEO right...
2 years ago#84
DemonicChaosXX posted...The hell would be a Xbox Spin-off?!
What do you mean in it's current condition? It's selling very well and it's making money.
Regardless of that, I do agree that it couldn't survive on it's own, but PlayStation couldn't either. Both rely heavily on the financial backing of their parent companies.
2 years ago#85
It's pretty obvious that it isn't selling as good as the competition.
It's also pretty well known at this point that it's harder to develop for the xbox one.
So that means devs would need to spend more time and money on optimizing their multiplatform games for a much smaller amount of people.
Everyone can see how that isn't exactly going to stay viable for those devs over an extended period of time.
On top of that comes the fact that the numbers of the xbox division are boosted with the profits of the android patents MS has.
By itself, the xbox is not a profitable project for Microsoft.
The xbox isn't making any money at this point.
It's being sold at $450 along with two free games.
We know that the estimated price of manufacturing the xbox one is $471, so there is no way they are making a profit off of their console sales right now (you can thank the kinect for that).
The xbox division hasn't made Microsoft any money at all since the original console launched years ago.
In contrast, the Playstation division is one of the most profitable divisions of Sony.
And the PS4 costs them $381 to manufacture, so they actually are making a profit with each console sale.
2 years ago#86
Good. Get MS out of this industry. Let Amazon take over Xbox. Great customer service and willing to put out a loss leader.
Translation: I want things for cheap which is why I'm a sad broke troll. I also don't own a ps4 cause I can't afford that either.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVN_Ytl_bgA -- Titanfall is better on 360 than XBone.
2 years ago#87
ILikesCheese posted...slyman19 posted...ILikesCheese posted...DENIAL is not just a river in South America to these Xbox Fans.
LoL...this is what happens when you're shopping on Amazon, discussing a trip to Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics and talking on Gamefaqs about rivers at the same time.
If you're omnipotent and all-powerful...why would you need to REST? On the 7th or ANY day?
2 years ago#88
You don't know that for sure. Hell, they even said they aren't making anything on the hardware
2 years ago#89
MilesTeg420 posted...Good. Get MS out of this industry. Let Amazon take over Xbox. Great customer service and willing to put out a loss leader.
You translators are the unsung heroes of this board.
#1 at absolutely nothing!
2 years ago#90
$471 is less than $500, clearly Microsoft is taking a loss on every console sold.
$381 is less than $400, clearly Sony is profiting on every console sold.
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