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Microsoft has no plans to sell off Xbox

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For a while now, we’ve been rumours that Microsoft might decouple, or sell off its Xbox business. Many of Microsoft’s Investors, who’re losing money from Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices division, suggest binning the division. According to Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, that’s not happening.

"I have no intent to do anything different with Xbox than we are doing today," Nadella told interviewers Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference, reported by The Verge.

Interestingly, Nadella has previously said that Microsoft, under his direction, won’t be a purely "devices and services company. Software, he says is "the most malleable resource," and under his guidance, the company will push mobile and cloud first. And to do that, building hardware is necessary.

"It is the thing that is really going to power all the experiences on all the devices today and tomorrow," Nadella said. "In order to be in the hunt for those experiences, and get it right, you do need to from time to time build devices, so you don’t leave anything to chance."

Last month, former Microsoft boss of everything, Bill Gates said he’d support Nadella if he did make the decision to ace the Xbox. Analyst Goldman Sachs has been suggesting that MS should splinter off the Xbox for half a decade already.

"The Xbox products could be an appealing stand-alone entity, given the historical success of the Xbox and the products’ brand strength, and the business could show unlocked value with forced cost discipline compared to as a piece of Microsoft."

I honestly don’t care what Microsoft does with Xbox; whether they split it off or not. Just as long as they don’t bin it. The competition is necessary for Sony to not become complacent, which would be a losing situation for everyone.

Last Updated: May 28, 2014


  1. Admiral Chief in Space

    May 28, 2014 at 15:02

    Hehe, dat header XD


  2. Admiral Chief in Space

    May 28, 2014 at 15:03

    If they make XBone and PC cross platform, it will seriously injure PeeEssFahwur.

    Luckily that’s a near impossibility of them doing that


    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      May 28, 2014 at 16:08

      There is more chance of a Japanese person buying an American Games Console than that:P


  3. derp

    May 28, 2014 at 15:05

    Couldn’t care less about the Xbox, but that header XD


  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 28, 2014 at 15:11

    Bad idea for the Xbox. Having the rest of MS to fall back on is good for them because it gives them strong support. Investors will be happy because they get a fat payday – which is all they actually care about.


    • John Daniel Muth

      May 28, 2014 at 17:11

      X-bone will fall back to their place of just making video games just like Sega! Xbox one don’t even compare to PC! What kind of crack are you smoking! You don’t know the gaming industry! I know the gaming industry well! If Sega, which has been in the gaming industry far longer than Xbox and made much better decisions with DRM and still wasn’t able to keep up with the full force of Sony! Xbox don’t have a prayer! Xbox will sink Microsoft! Microsoft is more concerned about the cloud computing than game cloud! Sony bought their own cloud and will stomp xbox’s cloud in a heartbeat! Sony has too much money in it for it not to work! Just saying!


  5. Ryanza

    May 28, 2014 at 15:15

    I have no plans on buying an Xbox One because Microsoft already showed off it’s DRM hand.

    Don’t support DRM.


    • Pieter Kruger

      May 28, 2014 at 15:19



    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      May 28, 2014 at 15:23

      hear hear


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 28, 2014 at 15:28

        *chimp trollol!


        • RinceofFuturePast

          May 28, 2014 at 15:48



  6. Norm

    May 28, 2014 at 15:19

    ^5 for this header image.


  7. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    May 28, 2014 at 15:22


    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      May 28, 2014 at 15:23

      I have no plans of buying ONE.


      • HvR - THE Average GAmer

        May 28, 2014 at 16:17

        Dammit there goes ours day one patch OVG rants.


  8. Mikhil

    May 28, 2014 at 15:40

  9. RinceofFuturePast

    May 28, 2014 at 15:50

    I still love my Xbox and always will so PHUQ you all!


    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      May 28, 2014 at 16:05

      nothing wrong with the 360. They just fucked up the BONE


      • ToshZA

        May 28, 2014 at 19:31

        Wouldn’t want to give a dog a bone in this case. That controller though.


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